Nicholas DeSimone MS, LCADC, LAC, ICGC PhD(c)
Beginning as an All-star basketball player in High School, and heavily recruited to play in college, Nick’s energy, determination and drive were always notable factors in his personality. With success came temptation, and basketball recruitment took a backseat to partying. Lost opportunities and burnt bridges were a regular occurrence of this downward spiral. After receiving his Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations/Advertising and Communications from Rowan University, Nick entered the volatile and fast-paced world of banking. Attracted to the work hard play hard mentality, Nick quickly became a top performer in this field. The money and hours supported his addiction. Though he appeared successful, the addiction was consuming his entire being.
The turning point for Nick was the day he admitted he needed help. He had tried to overcome addiction his way, but realized in his own strength he couldn’t do it. He needed God. Within the same day, he connected with a friend who became his sponsor, and began his journey into recovery. The help Nick received from local recovery and treatment centers was extremely valuable, but there was still something missing. Nick continued to search for that missing piece. He realized there was a spiritual solution to this disease that ravaged him for 22 years. Along his journey Nick experienced several treatment facilities only treated the symptoms of the addiction, never leading people to lasting change. He realized that true and lasting change comes from helping the whole person: spirit, soul and body.
This realization led him to obtain his Masters of Science in Addictions Counseling from Grand Canyon University (LCADC – Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor / ICGC – International Certified Gambling counselor), and his LAC – Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey. Nick is currently working on his PhD in Performance Psychology. “My life experiences breathed life into Kingsway.”
Life Verse: “I believe in progress, not perfection.“
Being a Licensed Practical Nurse in New Jersey for 12 years, Michelle is experienced in client centered treatment. Treating a person’s spirit, soul, and body are all concepts at the core of her practice. Having personal experience in loving someone who is addicted, Michelle is passionate about making resources accessible for family members and loved ones of the addicted one.
Life verse: “I’m not interested in whether you’ve stood with the great; I’m interested in whether you’ve sat with the broken.”― Sue Fitzmaurice
Director of Communications
Joseph P. Mitsch
Podcast host and public speaker, Joseph Mitsch considers himself a non-traditional recovery advocate. His background in speaking publicly about substance abuse and his own journey to sobriety prepared Joseph for his role as Director of Communications for Kingsway Recovery. Joseph has been sober since 2013 and prides himself on being honest and passionate about discussing the tough topics related to the field of recovery. As a result, he enjoys embracing the opportunity to introduce new individuals to Kingsway Recovery and their programs.
In his downtime, Joseph enjoys spending time with his daughter and co-hosting the podcast, All in Recovery with Mike and Joe.
Kristine Fredricksdorf MSW, LSW
As a licensed social worker and active member of several cancer centers and programs, Kristine Fredricksdorf is fluent in dealing with delicate situations, as the recovery process can so often be. Her gentle approach and nearly two decades of experience make her well-equipped to handle even the toughest situations that may present themselves.
Kristine strives to help improve the quality of life of those she works with and has become a supportive source in Southern New Jersey.
Dr. Jeffrey Simon
Dr. Jeffrey Simon’s philosophy has been that the goal of treatment is to alleviate symptoms as rapidly as possible and to help the individual move forward with their lives in a positive manner. He is also a Suboxone/Vivitrol Doctor, highly trained in addiction medicine and psychiatry, using the latest technologies in treatment, making him one of New Jersey’s best addiction psychiatrists.
Dr. Simon specializes in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry.
A recent graduate with a associates degree in Addiction Counselling and Human Services, Tiffaney Tango knows a thing or two about the ins and outs of addiction. Having been clean herself since 2013, Tiffaney acts as a counselor intern at Kingsway Recovery while she continues her education, currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Rowan University.
Tiffaney’s can-do attitude is a perfect match to her favorite quote, “She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.”
Dr. Roy Alabado
Healthcare Administrator and Academic Practitioner, Dr. Roy Alabado has acted as a Healthcare Consultant for Jefferson Health, as well as an Advisor and Senior Professor for Sociology and Psychology at Cumberland County College. He has extensive experience implementing efficient strategies, training and development, and process improvements working with managed care organization, healthcare facilities, business organizations, and educational institutions.
As a single father, Dr. Alabado enjoys traveling with his son, cooking, practicing yoga and martial arts, and partaking in extreme sports like bungy jumping in New Zealand, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and shark diving in the Bahamas.
Client Services Coordinator/RN
Having degrees in both Psychology and Nursing, aren’t the only thing that points to Holly Moxhay’s strength as a natural caregiver. She is also a mother of two – three if you count her rescue dog, Ranger, and has spent years managing her children’s sporting teams, all while juggling her career and going back to school to receive her nursing degree. Her well-rounded background, coupled with her love of organization lends to her being a uniquely qualified asset to Kingsway Recovery.
When Holly isn’t crossing things off of her to-do lists, she’s outside enjoying nature, playing frisbee golf, hiking, gardening, heading to the beach, or honing her craft as a nature photographer.
As a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Faith Tiver-Foran has worked in the health care industry for over 30 years. With a Bachelors degree from Rowan University and a Masters from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) at Rutgers, Faith has specialized in Women’s Health at all ages, and more recently, with an increased focus in Addictions and Psych Medicine. Additionally, she is Buprenorphine Waiver Certified.
Faith is inspired by the quotes, “Drugs are not always necessary, belief in recovery always is,” by Norman Cousins, and, “America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system,” by Barack Obama.
Jim Bunte has had a long-standing career in the substance abuse and mental health fields. Having previously worked as a clinical supervisor, site director, and the Director of Substance Abuse Services at Genesis Counseling Center, Jim is well versed in substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring services in his 14+ years in the field. You can find Jim at Kingsway Recovery on Saturday mornings, rediscovering his passion for substance abuse treatment.
Jim has an MA from Immaculata University and a Bachelors from Ohio State University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), and also has two supervisory certifications.
Gregory Raube’s experience in the service industry, coupled with his degree in Philosophy and Religion Studies from Rowan University have ingrained in him strong communication skills. Having been sober himself since 2016, Gregory enjoys helping others and has an enthusiasm for collaborative problem-solving. Gregory currently acts as an Administrative Assistant at Kingsway Recovery while he completes his certification classes to become a Peer Recovery Specialist.
When Gregory isn’t working, he enjoys planning and taking road trips, and coming together with friends to play Dungeons and Dragons.
Director of Admissions
Kyle Snyder worked in several areas in the field of recovery, working his way up through the ranks before earning the role of Director of Admissions. While his current role has a lot to do with the administrative side of rehabilitation, Kyle understands that recovery is not a one-size-fits-all situation and is an advocate of non-traditional approaches, including yoga, meditation, regular exercise, and a focus on nutrition.
Coming from a close-knit family, Kyle enjoys spending time with his brother, niece, and nephew, or cheering on his favorite sports teams in his spare time.
The field of addiction is nothing new for Michael Garcia. Having been trained in Anger Management and Grief Counseling, Michael is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree to become a Licensed Professional Counselor, further adding to his unique qualifications and making him a valuable asset here at Kingsway Recovery.
In his downtime, Michael trains therapy and service dogs with his wife or can be found rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles.