Connie Greene, M.A., C.A.S., C.S.W., C.P.S.
Vice-President for Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network Institute for Prevention
Connie Greene has worked within Barnabas 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 Services.
James (Jim) Kelly, Finance Manager for Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, has more than 8 years of experience in the fields of accounting and finance. As Finance Manager, Jim is responsible for all fiscal duties related to the Institute for Prevention, including developing and managing budgets for grants and assisting staff in ensuring that program requirements are met in accordance with each funding agency. Jim earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Studies/Corporate Accounting from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a MBA with a concentration in finance from Capella University.
Michael Victor currently serves as Director of School and Community Partnerships for Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention. In this capacity, he provides staff and programmatic supervision for the statewide school-based programs and management oversight of staff and program implementation for the Turning the Tides grant initiative serving schools impacted by Superstorm Sandy in Monmouth, Ocean, Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic counties.
He has extensive experience working with children and families, district and school administrators, teachers and community stakeholders on affective domain disorders, personal development, health and wellness, group and individual counseling, school policy and administrative code. Skilled in building collaborative community partnerships, Michael has also led school based work teams to improve social, emotional, physical and academic outcomes for youth.
Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the City University of New York at CSI and a master’s degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also has a graduate certificate in Public Management and is a New Jersey Department of Education certified Student Assistance Coordinator.
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