Connie Greene, MA, CAS, CSW, CPS
Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention
Connie Greene, MA, CAS, CSW, CPS, is the Vice President of RWJBarnabas
Health Institute for Prevention (IFP) and has worked for RWJBarnabas Health
since 1993. In her role as Vice President, Connie oversees the daily operations
and staff of IFP’s state-wide prevention and intervention programs.
Under her leadership, IFP has become a leader in the state in the delivery
of behavioral health, drug and alcohol, and addiction prevention and intervention
services. IFP is widely recognized for their training and educational
programs for 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.
Most recently, Connie has become very active in the state in addiction
services, focusing a majority of her professional and personal time on
the opioid epidemic. Connie has brought together law enforcement agencies,
state agencies, behavioral health, health care and addiction and recovery
services to formulate programs and initiatives targeting opioid addiction,
detoxification, rehabilitation and long-term recovery. Connie has been
an invited guest at a State House Senate Hearing to talk about the Opioid
Overdose Recovery Program, has visited with Governor Christie on the subject
and has been vocal in the public and the media on the need for resources
and understanding of Substance Abuse Disorder.
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 sits on the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services’
State-Appointed Professional Advisory Committee. She also sits on the
New Jersey Behavioral Health Council for Mental Health and Addiction Service,
and is a member of the Ocean County Professional Advisory Committee on
Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and the 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