Corporate Staff

 

Center For Family Guidance, PC is proud of the many physicians, psychologists, social workers, advanced practice nurses and support personnel which make up our staff.

Many of our dedicated professionals are accomplished in their respective fields for their clinical work, their research, or their contributions to improving the delivery of mental health services to the public. They are focused, creative, and readily embrace our mission to provide the best possible services to our patients and customers. By maintaining a staff of mental heath professionals fully accredited at different levels, Center For Family Guidance, PC is able to bring flexible customized programs to organizations and individuals.

 

varrellJames R. Varrell

MD Medical Director and President

The founder and Medical Director of Center for Family Guidance, Dr. Varrell is American Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, and certified in American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Varrell has the ability to think outside the box in a way that brings success to the projects in which he becomes involved. He displays his creative abilities, great dependability and effective skills in psychiatry through his development and implementation of mental health treatment systems to numerous individuals, families and organizations. Dr. Varrell has an extensive background in child and adolescent psychiatry. His continuing success is easily seen through his development and implementation of psychiatric treatment systems through inpatient psychiatric units, hospitals and residential facilities, acute settings in correctional facilities, (adult and juvenile), as well as in school systems. He is widely known and recommended through out New Jersey and is greatly respected for his talent as a psychiatrist and entrepreneur. Dr. Varrell is responsible for monitoring the quality of medical and health services for all of CFG Health System’s contracts. Departmental activities include physician liaison with other medical professionals, utilization management, continuing medication education and management of our quality improvement program. He actively participates in the establishment of protocols, clinical policies and audit activities.

 

friedmanJoel Friedman, PhD

Clinical Director

Dr. Friedman is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. He has provided direct clinical care, supervision, managerial services, policy development and consulting services in a wide variety of settings including private outpatient offices, several different correctional systems, hospitals, schools, and corporate offices. He has also been involved in pre-employment assessments for law enforcement personnel. Dr. Friedman has provided training on a variety of mental health topics for way enforcement personnel for many years. He teaches a course titled “Treatment of the Offender” as a local University.

 

Ken Wolstenholme

Executive Director of Operations

Mr. Wolstenholme began his career in Information Technology in the United States Air Force in 1987. During his military career he maintained Aircraft Mounted Computers on the A-10, KC-135 and C-141 aircraft in the United States as well as Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1998 Mr. Wolstenholme left the military and entered the public sector. In his public career, he has managed IT in many industries including Production, Finance, Education and Health Care. He holds certifications from Novell, Microsoft, CompTIA, and ISACA as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Services.

 

Ron DeFeo, MSEd.

Executive Director of Hospital Services

Mr. DeFeo has over 15 years of clinical and administrative management experience in the healthcare/behavioral healthcare field. As Executive Director of Hospital Services he is responsible for the oversight of all hospital based services including sub‐acute and acute programming. Mr. DeFeo collaborates with CFG’s healthcare partners supporting general operations, management of onsite providers, expansion of behavioral health services, and regulatory and accreditation compliance. He has developed innovative programs for underserved populations particularly children and adolescent services. He is actively involved in local and state hospital based and behavioral healthcare committees.

 

Dedra_LombardiDedra Lombardi

Director of Hospital Services

In her role as Director of Hospital Services Ms. Lombardi works to ensure structurally and financially our systems are operating effectively. In addition, Ms. Lombardi is a goal-oriented counselor with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families to address a broad spectrum of issues, including academic performance, interpersonal relationships, divorce, family crises, bullying, social empowerment, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, developmental disabilities and substance abuse. Her unique blend of operational, financial and leadership skills, coupled with her outstanding ability to build productive and trusted relationships with clients, patients and co-workers make Ms. Lombardi a valued team member. Ms. Lombardi has a MBA in Management and a MEd in Counseling.

 

milesJeanine P. Miles, MS, LPC

Director of Business Development and Training

Ms. Miles is a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor. She has over 20 years administrative and management experience in the healthcare/behavioral healthcare field. She is responsible for the development and implementation of new programs including overseeing all start-up projects. She also oversees social skills training and school based programs.