dedicated to helping you navigate the path to recovery

Leadership

Our leadership team guides the work we do at Quantum and sets the tone for all the ways we support our clients. As a small facility with a big impact, our leadership team is actively involved in fostering the atmosphere of recovery within our walls and beyond.

Our leadership team has experience in healthcare and substance abuse treatment. But what truly sets them apart is their real-life experience of navigating or caring for someone who is navigating a substance use disorder. Our leadership team is intimately aware of what you and your family are experiencing and this fact makes them just that much more dedicated to helping you navigate the path to recovery for yourself or someone you love.

Anthony J. Albanese

Anthony J. Albanese

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony has been working with a number of entities throughout the licensure process in New Jersey for over a decade. His role as the president of the Alman group has allowed Anthony to garner a wealth of experience that uniquely positions him for a leadership role at Quantum Behavioral Health Services.His goal in each of these efforts was to maintain the highest level of integrity in providing rehabilitation services. Ensuring the highest level of care requires compassion, hands-on attention, and an experience that’s personalized to the patient while adhering to the best clinical practices available. Anthony is driven to create an organization where the staff is dedicated to the organization and is recognized for the transformation they provide and where patients and their families see progress while gaining peace of mind.

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Justin Sabatino

Justin Sabatino

Chief Operating Officer

Justin has a wealth of experience in the healthcare field, from IT to case management and from accountancy to leading as a Director of Operations. He founded two sober living houses and in addition to his leadership role at Quantum, Justin is a Certified Recovery Coach. Justin is intimately familiar with all aspects of the private treatment industry and brings his expertise to bear in creating an atmosphere that’s conducive to recovery and to making sure the staff at Quantum goes above and beyond for the people in their care.  His own recovery journey informs his work at Quantum and allows him to understand the challenging, dynamic, and hope-fueled journey to sustained recovery.

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Irene Hoylie-Ristaino, MS, LPC, LCADC, ACS, CCS, NCC

Irene Hoylie-Ristaino, MS, LPC, LCADC, ACS, CCS, NCC

Director of Substance Abuse

Irene has been working in the substance abuse and mental health fields for over 15 years. During this time, she has worked in a variety of settings from the detox setting to the out-patient levels of care. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgian Court University and a Master of Science in Mental Health and Psychological Counseling from Monmouth University. Irene is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical and Alcohol and Drug counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified Clinical Supervisor and Nationally Certified Counselor. Irene believes in a compassionate, client-centered approach to “meet a client where they are”, and design an individualized plan to best serve the client and their family while in treatment and beyond. Irene and the Quantum Behavioral Health staff are creating relationships within the community to assist the client in every aspect of their recovery to grow towards optimal health, happiness and success.

Quantum Team

The staff at Quantum Behavioral Health Services is a driven group of professionals equipped with experience, compassion, dedication, and training.

Our staff are on top of their game and know how to address the challenges of our patients and their families and we ensure that our team receives the training and education that they need to stay on the cutting edge of care for those who face substance use and addiction as they find their way to recovery.

From CPR to mental health counseling, we ensure that our team continues to grow their knowledge as they provide the highest possible level of care.

Kenneth C. Schwarz, MA, LCADC

Kenneth C. Schwarz, MA, LCADC

Primary Therapist

Kenneth Schwarz has worked within the behavioral health and substance abuse treatment fields for over 7 years. Ken’s professional training and experience in CBT and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy gives his clients a compassionate and supportive therapeutic experience rooted in healing mind, body, and spirit. Ken spends his free time with family, his animals, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Traci Mobus, CADC

Traci Mobus, CADC

Primary Therapist

Traci is a Certified Addictions Counselor and has been working in the field for over five years. Traci has experience working at various levels of addiction treatment including Intensive Outpatient,  Residential Inpatient, and Detox. Traci holds her Associates of Science in Social Sciences, and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Traci is currently studying psychology with plans to attain her master’s degree. Traci is dedicated to helping others become their true selves again and puts her passion for supporting their journeys into action each day.

Carolyn Piskura, LPN

Carolyn Piskura, LPN

Client Care Coordinator

Carolyn Piskura has worked in the medical profession in a variety of positions. She assisted in establishing a pediatric medical daycare program, supervised a respite program for special needs children and adults, and has worked as a field nurse in the home healthcare industry.  She is currently pursuing a career in drug rehabilitation because she has witnessed the way that the right program and mindset can make long term recovery possible in her own family.

Bryan Pitcher, CADC Intern

Bryan Pitcher, CADC Intern

Case Manager

Bryan Pitcher is dedicated to helping others as they navigate the challenges of addiction and has a strong passion for helping other addicts and alcoholics find recovery. Having experienced the effects of addiction in his own life, Bryan has a deep compassion for others impacted by the disease. Bryan took the initiative to learn more about addiction and is pursuing full CADC certification as he continues his own recovery journey. He knows intimately what it means to struggle and overcome the very things his clients are dealing with and this gives him a powerful ability to connect and support the positive changes they make. Bryan is active in his own 12-step recovery program and he strives to reach each individual as he shows that recovery is possible.

Kelly Reardon, CADC Intern

Kelly Reardon, CADC Intern

Case Manager

Kelly is a member of the National Honor Society. She has finished all educational requirements for her CADC. Kelly is dedicated and passionate about the field of addiction. She strives to be a role model to those around her by being living proof that recovery is possible.