Greg Hannley

Nationally recognized addiction expert, Greg Hannley is the Publisher of “Recovery Today Magazine”. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of SOBA Recovery Center and Executive Producer of the acclaimed film with Daniel Baldwin, “The Wisdom to Know the Difference”. Greg has appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live, Fox News, Fox and Friends, San Antonio… View Article

Isaac Glasman

Isaac Glasman is a founding partner of Soba College Recovery, The United Billing Group, Sunlight Labs and The New Jersey Center For Depression & Anxiety. He is a founding board member of The IDEA School, an inspiring reimagining of the high school curriculum, designed to engage students in project based learning. Previous Experience During graduate… View Article

Jeffrey A. Berman, MD, FASAM

Jeffrey A. Berman is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He is both the Executive Medical Director of Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders in Marlboro, NJ and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Berman is also a Diplomate of the American Board of… View Article

Patricia Wallace, LCSW, LCADC, CCS

Patricia Wallace is the Clinical Director and Administrator at SOBA College Recovery. Patricia is a member of The National Association of Social Workers and the Association for Addiction Professionals. She is certified in Clinical Social Work Supervision and is an International Certified Clinical Supervisor. Previous Experience Patricia Wallace began her career in social services at… View Article

Fatima Coremin

Fatima Coremin is the Staff Accountant at Soba College Recovery. Her primary functions include preparing financial statements, performing financial analysis, prepare and analyze budgets and work closely with CFO to monitor the overall financial performance of the company. In addition, Fatima works closely with Clinical Administration and Collections departments to monitor and perform revenue cycle… View Article

Al Bottner

Al Bottner is Senior Marketing Officer at SOBA College Recovery.  Demanding his attention on a daily basis are all the efforts to coordinate the marketing and administration of our organization. His tasks are varied and he has to juggle online and print advertising, press releases, and promotional brochures on the one hand with corporate emails,… View Article

Gabrielle Weisman, LCSW, LCADC

Gabrielle Weisman works as a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery. Gabrielle works from a strength-based and solution focused perspective, utilizing Motivational Interviewing and Person Centered Therapy. She strongly believes that each person can grow themselves into a better version and can develop a more authentic sense of self, if provided with the proper guidance… View Article

Michele Scasserra, LCSW, LCADC

Michele Scasserra works as Clinical Coordinator at SOBA College Recovery. Her professional experience includes individual, group and family counseling services. Michele has worked in the field of addiction for several years and was coordinator of an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center program as well as in a methadone clinic. She is also a New Jersey Certified… View Article

Kimberly Mackanic, LCSW

Kimberly has worked as a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery since 2015. She received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Criminology at The College of New Jersey and later earned her Master’s in Social Work with Rutgers University. She is an EMDR-trained therapist and is in the process of completing her LCADC.  Kimberly’s professional experience includes individual and group… View Article

Kelly Rose Printon, LCSW

Kelly Rose Printon is a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery. While working towards her Master’s Degree, Kelly Rose realized her special interest in working with those in recovery from substance abuse, especially young adults. While still an undergraduate, Kelly worked in a halfway house Intensive Outpatient Program, and she facilitated groups for residents and… View Article

Gabrielle Falco, LSW

Gabrielle Falco is a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery. Gabrielle started off working at a national reproductive justice organization in Boston, where she supported advocacy, grant writing and direct support service efforts to assist low income women and families to access affordable health care. It was at this time that Gabrielle realized her passion… View Article

Amanda Cannella, LCSW, LCADC

Amanda Cannella is a Senior Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery. During her time as a student, Amanda worked with adolescents in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. At that time she was a research assistant for a project focusing on race and immigration and began fulfilling her desire to work in the field… View Article

Jesse W. Adams II, LSW, LCADC Credentialed Intern

Jesse Adams is a Case Manager at SOBA College Recovery. Before working at SOBA College Recovery, Jesse was at Journey to Wellness in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He is a proponent of Motivational Interviewing and an avid reader of Jane Addams and Mary Richmond, pioneers in the field of social work. In 2016, led by… View Article

Josh Black

Josh Black has been a member of staff at SOBA College Recovery since May 2016. He is currently fulfilling the role of Operations Supervisor. As a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and member of the SOBA Overdose Outreach Program, Josh is the one who brings the message of hope and recovery to individuals who land up… View Article

Dana Coppola

Dana Coppola is the Administrative Assistant at SOBA College Recovery. At the Bayard St. office, Dana is everyone’s “go to”person and ensures that the treatment center runs smoothly by directing the flow of communication both interdepartmentally and outside of the organization.  Her responsibilities cross over different domains at SOBA College Recovery and include answering and… View Article

Danielle Fusco, BSW

Danielle Fusco is the Clinical Administrative Manager and Billing Supervisor at SOBA College Recovery. Her focus is on chart compliance and she manages insurance correspondence. She ensures that all documentation of treatment delivered by the clinical team is completed in a timely manner ensuring continuity in the care of clients. Although not working directly with… View Article

Lisa Pyryt, LPC

Lisa Pyryt is a Primary Therapist and Utilization Review Specialist at SOBA College Recovery. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and has her LPC. Lisa received a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology in 2011 from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and went on to pursue a clinically-oriented career by getting her Master’s Degree… View Article

Sonya Elefante

Sonya Elefante is the Operations Coordinator at SOBA College Recovery and has been part of the team since April 2015. She supervises the Operations Team and plays an active part in the ongoing growth and evolution of the community. Sonya has worked in the field of addictions recovery since 2013 and has personal experience of… View Article


Charlie, the fluffiest member of our staff, works in the support team of SOBA College Recovery and has been with the community since 2016. He is a registered Emotional Support Animal and brings comfort to clients and staff alike. When he’s not working hard at providing love and support to members of our community, Charlie… View Article

Rachel Vermane

Rachel Vermane has been working as a Client Liaison at SOBA College Recovery since October 2015. She has personal experience with substance abuse treatment and recovery, which inspired her to start working in the field. Rachel knows firsthand about the positive impact that recovery can bring about. Witnessing these changes in the lives of clients… View Article

Michael Ferro

Michael works as an Operations Supervisor at SOBA College Recovery. Being in recovery himself, he is able to connect with the feelings clients might be experiencing in early recovery. The favorite part of his job is the opportunity to help clients through difficult situations on a non-clinical level; the support of one recovering addict to… View Article

Derya Darkanat

Derya works as a Client Liaison at SOBA College Recovery. She is currently a student at Middlesex County College pursuing her Associates with dreams to eventually achieve a Bachelors of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Derya has years of experience in the recovery field through attending 12-step meetings and being vigorously involved in helping other addicts… View Article

Cara Nani

Cara Nani works as a Medical Liaison at SOBA College Recovery. She helps to facilitate a healthy environment in which clients can grow and thrive during the first part of their journey to recovery. Cara has been actively involved in the recovery community since 2008 and hopes to pass along the knowledge collected along the… View Article

Ronnie Potter, PH.D

Ronnie Potter is a Yoga Instructor at SOBA College Recovery. Ronnie enjoys the many challenges of life and has had a varied career in academics, research and management. Her recent studies include Projections and Facets of the Mind, Stress and Vitality, Conscious Communication, Authentic Relationships, life Styles and Life Cycles. Ronnie is married to Len… View Article