Under the guidance of the Integrity House Leadership team, Integrity House strives to uphold and observe these values
INTEGRITY: Honesty, fairness, ethics, sound practices, sense of community
COMMITMENT: Devotion to our work. Helping individuals reclaim their lives. Dedication to the communities we serve.
COMPASSION: Caring for one another and creating a loving and nurturing environment.
EXCELLENCE: Striving to provide high quality treatment services and achieving positive outcomes.
TEAMWORK: Working together to build innovative programs. Using diversity as a strength to achieve unified goals.
President & CEO
Robert has been with Integrity House since 1984, starting his career in clinical services. He has worked in all aspects of the Integrity House program and has a wealth of knowledge in both the clinical and administrative arenas. Robert has held vital roles at Integrity including Director, Senior Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. During his time as COO, he led major transformation efforts that resulted in strengthening Integrity’s financial stability and administrative infrastructure. In addition to his many years at Integrity House, he has extensive experience working in the field of addictions that includes work with the Barnabas and Trinitas Hospital behavioral healthcare systems.
Chief Financial Officer
Kathleen began her career with Prudential Financial where she rose to the level of Vice President with management responsibility for 375 staff members. At Prudential, Kathleen developed expertise in strategic planning and financial management. She also worked with New Community Corporation for 5 years as an in-house management consultant and devoted 4 years to consulting with Semple Bixel Associates. Kathleen joined Integrity House in 2007 with responsibility for funding and strategic planning and was appointed to CFO in 2015. Kathleen holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Director of Quality Improvement
Eman Gibson joined Integrity House in 2012 as a counselor in the short-term residential treatment program. Prior to Integrity House, Eman worked as a crisis intervention specialist for Passaic County Family Crisis Intervention Unit, and as a first responder and supervisor for the Rape Crisis Center for Essex County. Eman was promoted to a Director position in June 2013 in the long-term women’s program.
Chief Residential Officer
Earl Lipphardt is the Chief Residential Officer at Integrity House, responsible for supervising 500 licensed beds across all Integrity House sites as well as the agency’s supportive housing programs. During his time at Integrity, he has supervised multiple clinical programs and support departments, managed operations for the Secaucus campus, and was the project manager for the search, selection, and implementation of Cx360, Core Solutions electronic healthcare record. Earl holds a Masters in Addictions Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a vocal advocate for addiction recovery and behavioral healthcare in New Jersey.
Director of Human Resources
Victoria Ribon holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Human Resource Management from Seton Hall University. She comes to Integrity House with a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic human resource management, her most recent position being Head of Human Resources for Steven Alan Operations, LLC. Throughout the past 15 years, she has held leadership roles in human resources for companies such as ADP Resource, LLC., Insperity, Inc., and Medical Resources, Inc. Victoria works to align the organization’s goals with human capital management to provide value-added results.
Senior Clinical Director
In addition to a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in addiction from Rutgers University, Emory Salley holds certifications as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She joined Integrity House as Director of Outpatient Services, where she worked directly with children and families, seeing the impact substance abuse has on one’s ability to parent, thrive, cope and survive. As Senior Clinical Director, Emory continues to change the lives of our clients, while providing her supervision and management to all of Integrity House’s clinical services. Emory is committed to influencing and educating the justice system and positively impacting the way society views those who struggle behaviorally and emotionally. Her motivation continues to be helping those less fortunate and being an agent of change for those she serves.
Johanna Stroever is the Development Director at Integrity House, driving the strategic plan for funding the programming of Integrity House. She started her career with Integrity House as Compliance Manager in 2014, where she secured and upheld the crucial licensure and accreditation of the agency. Prior to her employment at Integrity House, Johanna worked in the child welfare field, advocating for children in foster care. Johanna holds a J.D. from The University of Connecticut School of Law.
Director of Short Term Residential
Rebecca Cornell is the director of the Meadow Program at Integrity House. She started with Integrity House as an intern and has been with the agency for 2 years now. Rebecca helped develop the eating disorders group at Integrity House. Rebecca is working on her LCSW and LCADC.
Associate Director of Residential Programs, Newark
Tom Lusch has worked in the addictions field since 1996. Tom is a graduate of Integrity House and obtained his CADC certification in 2000. Presently Tom is enrolled in the Masters In Human Services Graduate Program at Lincoln University
Director of Women’s Residential Programs, Newark
Maribel Nunez has been affiliated with Integrity House for the past 24 years. She oversees the long term residential program and the supportive housing unit for adult women. Maribel received her CADC in 2005, her MSW in 2010 with honors, and her Clinical Supervisors Certification in 2013. Maribel’s passion is to help women who suffer from substance abuse addiction. It is important to her to continue to provide quality clinical services to our female clients and to guide her staff with the appropriate teachings to assist them with developing as professional addiction counselors.
Director of WISE Program for Women, Women’s Supportive House and Federal Probation Program
Robin Shorter is the director of the WISE (Women in Self Empowered) Woman’s program. Robin received her master’s degree in addictions counseling in 2011 and her LCADC in 2013. Robin’s passion is to provide an environment that is supportive, safe and nurturing for women who suffer from substance abuse addiction as they work towards reunification with their children.
Senior Director, Newark
Joe Sweeney has been with Integrity House for 24 years. He is responsible for planning, directing, operating and controlling the clinical and safety security services provided by the directors to our clients in long term residential male programs in Newark, Bate adolescent program, Hudson County Correctional adult male and female programs as well as WISE program which provides IOP, OP. partial care and ISP to adult women. Joe also provides clinical supervision services to both staff and student-interns. Joe has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers for over 20 years.
Deputy Director of Residential Programs, Secaucus
Alberto Vargas began working with Integrity House in 2003 as a part time counselor and was soon thereafter promoted to the Director of the Adolescent program. He then transitioned to the adult residential program as Assistant Director. Alberto also worked at the New Hope Adolescent Program as counselor and then Program Director. In 2010, he played a valuable role in developing and launching the Short-Term Residential Treatment Program in Secaucus. Alberto managed the responsibilities of the long-term residential and short-term residential program in a director capacity and is now the Deputy Director of the Adult Residential Treatment program in Secaucus, NJ.