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NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. is fortunate to have a dedicated group of professionals who work together to build healthy communities. Their seamless teamwork insures that our programs and services are of the highest quality. Each staff member is committed to providing the best service, whether answering the help-line, teaching parents how to help their children, or providing information at a health fair.


Administrative Team


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Steven G. Liga, MSW, LSW, LCADC, CPS, CCS
Executive Director

As the Executive Director, Steve is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. His duties include: Planning for program services, staffing, physical resources, and funding;  Monitoring implementation of policies and procedures to assure programs and services are delivered effectively and efficiently; and Establishing and maintaining working relationships with community groups, service providers, government offices, and the media. To view Steve's resume, please click here. For Steve's bio, please click here.
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lauren-web Lauren Balkan, MSW, LCSW
Program Director – Pathways
Lauren provides overall supervision of program services and direct supervision of all staff at PATHWAYS. Lauren also assists the Executive Director as a member of the management team.
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Lizette Fallon, BS
Financial Manager
Lizette manages all financial activities of the organization to insure fiscal stability and timely submission of all required reports to various funding sources.  Keeps the Administrative Team abreast of both agency and project level financial information.  Prepares all budgets and gathers all data required for full external audit..
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ezra-web Ezra Helfand, BA
Program Director
Ezra provides overall supervision of program services at the East Brunswick office.  He assists Executive Director as a member of the Administrative Team and represents the agency in the Executive Director’s absence. Ezra develops all print and electronic publications of the Council and manages the agency's web sites and social media efforts.
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Lissette Mejia-Bacharde
Executive Assistant
Provides administrative support to Executive Director, Administrative Team, and Board of Trustees.
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Helen Varvi, M. Ed., CPS
Program Director
Helen provides overall supervision of program services and direct supervision of assigned staff.  Assists Executive Director as a member of the Administrative Team and represents the agency in the Executive Director’s absence.
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Agency Staff




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Karen Boateng
Office Manager - Pathways
Karen provide assistance to the Pathways Program Supervisor. Guide all activities of office operations to insure efficient work flow. In addition, manage daily sign in sheets and monitor traffic flow to ensure students, faculty and guests are properly directed.
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Cathy Cardew, MSW, LSW
Preventionist I
Cathy prepares and presents developmentally and culturally appropriate educational programs and presentations directly to students, parents, professionals, and community groups in various settings; facilitates evidence-based prevention curriculums; provides information and referral services, and carries out special projects as assigned.
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Amy Lewis, MPH, MCHES
Preventionist I
Amy prepares and presents developmentally and culturally appropriate educational programs and presentations directly to students, parents, professionals, and community groups in various settings; facilitates evidence-based prevention curriculums; provides information and referral services, and carries out special projects as assigned.
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Jeanne_Neuwirth_image Jeanne Neuwirth, MSW, LSW
Clinician I - Part time

Jeanne is a Licensed Social Worker and will be providing individual, family and group counseling to the students of Carteret Middle School.   Pathways is providing services in Carteret Middle School through a grant from the Middlesex County Office of Human Services, Division of Children's Services.
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anna-web Anna Pepe, MSW, LCSW
Clinician II- Pathways
Anna is working with teens from Carteret High School through the PATHWAYS program to serve students who may be at risk where violence or dependence is concerned.
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lindsey-web Lindsay Rich, MSW, LCSW
Clinician II- Pathways
Lindsay Rich helps high school students and their families, through the PATHWAYS program, cope with issues of adolescence and will also be encouraging students to engage in healthy drug-free recreational activities.
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christina-web Christina Rak-Samson, BA,CPS
Preventionist II
Christina prepares and presents educational programs directly to students, parents, and community groups. Christina presents the agency's school-based primary prevention programs as well as staffing the information/referral helpline and representing NCADD at multiple community and organizational events.
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Ellen-web Ellen Sbarro, BA
Preventionist I
Ellen prepares and presents developmentally and culturally appropriate educational programs and presentations directly to students, parents, professionals, and community groups in various settings; facilitates evidence-based prevention curriculums; provides information and referral services, and carries out special projects as assigned. Ellen also provides support and assistance to the Coalition Coordinator and Coalition for Healthy Communities' various task forces.
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linda-web Linda Surks, BS, CPS
Preventionist II
Linda Surks coordinates the Coalition for Healthy Communities., including all aspects of grant management, committee workgroups, and special events and campaigns. Linda delivers community presentations to parents, teachers, and community groups, and staffs the information/referral helpline. She also represents NCADD and the Coalition at multiple community and organizational events.
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heather-web Heather Ward, MSW, LSW, CPS
Preventionist II
Heather prepares and presents educational programs directly to students, parents, and community groups. Heather presents the agency's school-based primary prevention programs as well as staffing the information/referral helpline and representing NCADD at multiple community and organizational events.
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