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Meet Our Staff

Jean Banti, MS, MFT, LMFT, Executive Director – CFS was founded by Ms. Banti, who has been a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania for over twenty five years, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in New Jersey, and an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) approved supervisor. She has two Master’s degrees; one in science with studies in psychology and one in marriage and family therapy. Ms. Banti is currently the Executive Director of CFS, where she provides clinical supervision, direct services, and corporate administration.

Geanie Rizzo, MA., Ed.S., LPC . – Ms. Rizzo is a licensed professional counselor with an MA in Counseling from the College of New Jersey. After practicing for six years she went back to the College of New Jersey for a Ed.S. post graduate degree in Marriage and Family therapy. She has worked as a family therapist at CFS for over ten years. Prior to coming to CFS she worked a supervisor at Middle Earth in Somerville. She is the Associate Director at CFS and provides supervision to CFS Youth Workers.

Melissa von der Heide, MA, LMFT – Ms. von der Heide has a Masters degree with studies in Behavioral Sciences, concentrating in Psychological Services from Kean University. Ms. von der Heide has an additional professional diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kean University. Ms. von der Heide has extensive experience working with children. She has also published on the topic of helping parents establish literacy through play. In 2010, Ms. von der Heide entered training to become a Parent Child Interactive Therapy Trainer. She also has many years of experience working with families who are grieving and children who have been victims of sexual abuse. Ms. von der Heide joined CFS in January 2007. 

Jennifer Spukes, MA, LPC - Ms. Spukes has a Masters degree with studies in Clinical Psychology. She is a certified addictions and crisis counselor and has worked in all facets of addictions ranging from inpatient, outpatient, to detox. Ms. Spukes also has experience working in EAP programs in the NYC area. She is bilingual and has been working as a counselor for over 10 years. She currently works in a school district as a certified SAC (Substance Abuse Counselor) serving grades K-12. Ms. Spukes has been with CFS since 2003.

Tiffany Campbell, MFT - Ms. Campbell has a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University, Connecticut. Ms. Campbell interned at a community mental health center and then worked as a therapist at the Kids In Crisis center in Connecticut for several years. At the Kids In Crisis center she provided crisis intervention and helped children 18 and younger cope with an emergency placement.  Recently she provides individual, family and group therapy to children under eight years old. Ms. Campbell is currently working towards Marriage and Family Therapy licensure. She began working at CFS in March 2013.

Kristyn Eckert, MA - Ms. Eckert has a Masters degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from the College of New Jersey. Ms. Eckert is currently working towards becoming a registered play therapist and incorporates play therapy with family therapy when needed. Her experience includes an internship at a community mental health center providing family, individual, and couples therapy. She also facilitated SMART Recovery groups for individuals recovering from addictive behaviors. From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Eckert worked with children with autism and their families at the Somerset Hills Learning Institute. At SHLI she helped parents implement behavior plans, as well as helping plan instruction and treatment goals. Ms. Eckert is currently working towards her Marriage and Family Therapy licensure. Ms. Eckert joined CFS in April 2014.

Jamie Duffy, BA – Ms. Duffy graduated from Kean University in May 2015 with a Bachelor's degree. Her field of study was psychology. Ms. Duffy enrolled at UMDNJ into the Psychiatric Rehabilitation program from 2012 to 2014. She also worked as a volunteer at New Beginnings for several years. She joined CFS as a Behavioral Assistant in August 2015.

CFS Board of Directors

The CFS Board of Directors is committed to the quality of services and the growth of the agency. They generously donate their time to help govern and lead the agency towards its goals. They are:

Geralyn Prosswimmer, M.D., FAAP
President of the Board

Stan Hall

Kathleen Hindle
Cindy Iarussi, MA, EdS, LMFT
Marianne Schlegel
Terry Poon
Thomas Kowalczyk
Patricia McLaughlin, LMFT
Daniel S. Makoski 



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