Our Team

  • Christian Losch, LCSW, LCADCCEO

    Christian has been in the social services field for over 15 years, spending the last 12 years in addiction treatment. He is a graduate of the Rutgers School of Social Work and is dually licensed as a clinical social worker and clinical alcohol and drug counselor. Christian has experience as a primary therapist, program coordinator and clinical director working in detox, residential and outpatient treatment programs serving adolescents, young adults, adults and first responders.

    Christian is an associate member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), a certified substance abuse professional (SAP) by the Department of Transportation, an approved clinical supervisor by the New Jersey Board of Social Workers and an approved Recovery Coach Academy trainer. In his role as CEO, Christian is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the residential and extended care programs at Pinelands.

  • Casey Castronova, LCSW, LCADCClinical Director

    Casey is the clinical director at Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford. She received her Master in Social Work degree from Monmouth University and is a licensed clinical social worker, as well as a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. Throughout her professional career, Casey has worked in several substance abuse treatment settings. Casey started in the field as a therapist working with adolescents and adults in detox, residential, partial care and intensive outpatient settings. Casey has used a strengths-based approach infused with motivational interviewing in her supervision of the two clinical teams at Pinelands, and works to see that the programs and the staff reach their maximum potential to best serve our clients.

  • Dr. David Gigliotti, DOMedical Director

    Dr. Gigliotti is the medical director at Pinelands Recovery Center in Medford. He is board-certified in family medicine and addiction medicine. He received his license to practice in New Jersey in 1995. Dr. Gigliotti graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at The University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gigliotti has been in private family practice since 1997. Concerned and compelled by the nationwide problem of drug addiction and overdose, Dr. Gigliotti earned Board Certification from the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2014. As medical director, he provides compassionate care and treats his patients in a holistic approach to better health. He is uniquely qualified to recognize and treat the co-occurring disorders that can lead to treatment success.

  • Alexandra Miller, LCSW, LCADCClinical Supervisor- Adult Program

    Alexandra is a clinical supervisor at Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford. She received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology degree from Kutztown University and a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University, with a concentration in health, mental health and disabilities. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. Throughout her professional career, Alexandra has worked in inpatient mental health and substance abuse settings and outpatient mental health treatment. Alexandra has worked with a variety of populations, including adults, young adults, adolescents and children. She applies multiple therapeutic techniques and is mainly driven by a strengths-based approach. She is solution-focused to help support her patients and clinical team in identifying and achieving their goals.

  • David Babcock, CADCPrimary Therapist

    David is a primary therapist at Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University and is a certified alcohol and drug counselor licensed in the state of New Jersey. David also received a certificate in drug and alcohol counseling from Villanova University. David uses a multi-faceted approach to counseling that combines evidence-based techniques, such motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy, along with spirituality and a dose of humor that gives clients a hands-on practical approach to problem solving.

  • Robert Brady, CADCPrimary Therapist

    Robert has been a Pinelands employee for over three years but began his own recovery journey as a patient at the Medford location in 2014. He spent his first year of sobriety as a proud member of the Pinelands alumni family. Even as a patient, he knew this was an atmosphere that he wanted long-term affiliation with. In 2016, he started as a night shift resident manager but was soon given an opportunity to become a recovery mentor. As a mentor, Robert became interested in the clinical department. After being promoted to lead resident manager, he enrolled in CADC courses through NJPN and started his internship at Pinelands. In 2018, he accepted a position in case management. He gained experience working in several levels of care and numerous areas of the program, including operations, peer-to-peer recovery coaching, counseling, leadership, case management and alumni. A strong believer in the importance of compassion and empathy, Robert finds it most rewarding to watch the patients and their families begin to heal.

  • Sean Hart, LSWPrimary Therapist

    Sean earned a Master of Social Work degree in 2015 from Rutgers University, where he focused on clinical social work and was a member of the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society at the graduate level. He is a licensed social worker in New Jersey and also holds school social worker certification. He is presently working toward his goal of becoming a licensed clinical social worker.

    Sean initially worked in a substance use disorder facility and then spent three years working in a center focusing on mental health disorders. This gave him insight into co-occurring disorders. He has experience working in all levels of care and has treated adolescents as well as adults. Sean believes in the basic premise that anyone is capable of change, given the necessary tools and support.  He utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to change unhealthy patterns of behavior and promote successful recovery. He is particularly interested in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as it relates to the development of addiction.

  • Jaclyn Annunziata, LSWPrimary Therapist

    Jakki entered the mental health and substance abuse field in 2015 and gained most of her clinical experience through the treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in detox, residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment settings. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in 2018 and is a licensed social worker in New Jersey. Jakki believes in empowering her clients on their recovery journey by equipping them with the tools necessary to be the best versions of themselves. She has an eclectic approach and utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including motivational interviewing, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive arts, Gestalt therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.

  • Stephanie Pedrick, LSWClinical Supervisor-Young Adult Program

    Stephanie received her bachelor’s degree as a psychology major from Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. She continued to complete a master’s degree at Rutgers University in social work and graduated from the Addictions Counselor Training (ACT) Program. Stephanie is a licensed social worker (LSW), pursuing a license to become a clinical social worker (LCSW) and a licensed alcohol and drug clinician (LCADC).

    Stephanie has experience in multiple substance abuse and mental health settings. She has experience working in different levels of care such as long-term residential, short-term residential, partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient and methadone maintenance inpatient as well as outpatient. Stephanie utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities to help clients achieve stability and the ability to function without substances. She offers a firm but warm and caring approach that emphasizes her knowledge, passion and dedication to help others.

  • Athena HeplerOperations Supervisor

    Athena was one of the first resident managers hired at our Extended Care Program. Through her hard work, she is now supervising all day-to-day operations in the same program. Athena has been working in the field for over five years. Athena is a certified CPR/first aid instructor and a peer recovery specialist. Athena has been sober since 2012 and has found that helping other people is her life calling.

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