Connie Greene, M.A., C.A.S., C.S.W., C.P.S.
Vice-President for Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network Institute
Connie Greene has worked within RWJBarnabas Health since 1993. As Vice
President, she oversees the daily operations of IFP’s state-wide
offering of prevention programs. Under her leadership, IFP has become
one of New Jersey’s leaders in tobacco dependence treatment as well
as the delivery of behavioral health and drug and alcohol prevention and
intervention services and trainings to schools, agencies, businesses and
health care organizations.
Expertise and a unique training style have positioned Connie as a well-known
trainer and consultant to school districts in the areas of Intervention
and Referral Services, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, drug and
alcohol prevention and intervention programming and conflict resolution.
She is a frequent presenter at state-wide conferences including the NJ
School Counselors Association, the State Association for Student Assistance
Professionals, New Jersey Prevention Network Conference, Organization
of Nurse Executives of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
She is also regularly called upon to facilitate issues impacting personnel,
in all sectors, by providing conflict resolution and team building programming.
Connie earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the City University
of New York and a master’s degree in Management and Administration,
with a concentration in Personnel, from Central Michigan University. She
is also a Certified Addiction Specialist, Certified Prevention Specialist
and Certified Social Worker.
Connie, who previously served on the faculty of Rutgers University’s
School of Alcohol and Drug Studies, Stockton College and New Jersey City
University, currently sits on the Department of Mental Health and Addiction
Services’ State-Appointed Professional Advisory Committee and maintains
membership with the Ocean County Professional Advisory Committee on Alcohol
and Drug Abuse and Suicide Task Force of Monmouth County.
Tracy Gross, Director
Tracy Gross is currently the Director of Barnabas Health Institute for
Prevention. Her responsibilities include managing all Institute grants
including researching new growth opportunities, grant writing, marketing
the programs to corporations and schools; and promoting all Institute
programs throughout New Jersey. Prior to joining Barnabas Health Institute
for Prevention, she spent 15 years in business development roles at financial
services firms such as Merrill Lynch, Thomson Financial and PR Newswire.
She also spent several years in the recruiting industry, most recently
heading up College Recruiting for the Global Private Client Division at
Merrill Lynch. She received her B.A. in Communications and English from
Rutgers University. Tracy completed a Certificate in Non-Profit Management
and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Monmouth County Professional
Advisory Committee, Monmouth County Board of Mental Health and Addiction