About Us

 

Program Directors

Father John Kreta, CAC, CSSD

Facility Director, Trinity Glen

John began studying addiction while in Seminary in Alaska in 1983, and continued after transferring to New York. After Seminary he attended and completed the Alcoholism Training course of study at the National Council on Alcoholism in White Plains New York. John obtained his CAC from Alaska in 1987, and moved to Connecticut where he worked as a Family Counselor and a Primary counselor at Eagle Hill in Newtown. In July of 1988, John joined the Trinity Glen staff as a counselor, being promoted to Clinical Manager in 1989 and then Facility Director in 1991. John received his Specialty Certificate of Competency in Co-Occurring Disorders in 2008.

John worked with DMHAS in developing the Connecticut Placement Criteria for this level of care for the State, as well as serving on the Board of Directors, and clinical committees for the local Coalition against Substance Abuse. He has also worked to provide housing opportunities for Substance Abusing Adults in the Danbury Area through the PILOTS program.

 

Jesse Lamorte, MSW, LCSW

Program Director, Outpatient Services in New Haven

A Fordham graduate, Jesse received his MSW in 2014 and had the honor of being one of two speakers for his graduating class. After earning his LCSW in 2016, he joined our busy New Haven clinic as a Clinician IV and ran the Men’s Intensive Outpatient Program and Spanish-speaking Outpatient Groups. Jesse has also assisted with our court-based Drug Intervention Program. Prior to joining MCCA, he worked as an IICAPS clinician, providing intensive, home-based therapy to youth and families.

In addition to his work at MCCA, Jesse does private practice counseling in Middletown. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga and martial arts, and has a black belt in Taekwondo.

Geina Marrett, MA, LPC

Program Director, Residential Services at McDonough House, Admissions 

Geina brings more than 13 years of experience in the addiction and mental health field to her role of as Director of McDonough House and admissions. Nine of those years were spent in a leadership and supervisor capacity. Geina earned her BA in Psychology from Nyack College and her MA in Counseling from Nyack College: Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach and doing fun activities with her family. For the past 30 years, Geina has been an active volunteer in her church and community. She is also a dog lover.

 

 

Ray Muszynski, MS, LADC, LPC

Program Director, Outpatient Services in Derby

Ray brings extensive experience to his role as our Derby Outpatient Clinic Director.  With over 30 years experience in behavioral health with a primary focus on substance use treatment, he has managed outpatient and residential programs for some of Connecticut’s largest providers.

Ray has overseen programs in multiple locations throughout central and southwestern parts of the state, including Adolescent & Adult Outpatient & Intensive Outpatient programs, Older Adults Treatment & Outreach, Latino Outreach, Prison Re-Entry Case Management & Treatment, and 28-Day Residential Treatment.  He has also been involved in several research projects including Rapid HIV Testing in Outpatient Treatment Settings, and Motivational Interviewing Supervision (MIA Step).  Ray is trained as an EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) for clients dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. Ray received his Master’s Degree from Southern CT State University with an emphasis on community mental health.  Ray has been a guest lecturer at the University of CT, local schools and community organizations, and has taught on the college level at Central CT State University.

 

Scott Nelson, MSW, LCSW, ICGC-II

Program Director, Outpatient Services in Waterbury

Scott brings a great deal of experience working with individuals struggling with addiction and mental health disorders to our Waterbury Outpatient Clinic. He has worked in this location for five years and feels a special connection to the staff and the clients they serve. Scott started his career with MCCA in 2010 as a counselor in our Problem Gambling Services and Waterbury Outpatient Program, and most recently served as the Program Manager of the Problem Gambling Services for the agency. He also served as Program Director of the Better Choice Program at The Connection Inc.

Recognized as a leader in the field of problem gambling and integration of awareness of gambling issues to existing treatment programs, Scott has presented on several gambling related topics at many local and regional events, including the 2015 National Conference on Problem Gambling. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Scott also holds an International Certification in Gambling Counseling. He received his Master in Social Work from the UCONN School of Social Work and his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Hamilton College. Scott enjoys playing golf, cooking and coaching his young children in youth sports.

 

Vitor  Pittman, LMFT

Program Director, Outpatient Services in Bridgeport

Victor joined MCCA in July 2013 and now serves as the Program Director in our Bridgeport outpatient clinic.  Previously, Victor led the service expansion throughout the Greater Naugatuck Valley and New Haven region, and is looking forward to expanding services to those in need in Bridgeport. Services in the outpatient clinics are designed to promote health and wellness for adults faced with several life stressors.  His teams include licensed professionals who specialize in assessment and treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues.

Victor obtained his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles which prepared him to serve as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He has served as a community-based mental health provider for the past 25 years.  His service in healthcare has included leadership roles in California, Wisconsin, and Connecticut.  Specifically, Victor has worked with children and teens experiencing self-destructive and under performance behaviors. Finding that many of his young clients have dealt with ineffective fathering, he has also dedicated himself to assisting men in enhancing their roles within their households. Victor is always amazed to witness the powerful changes in men who better understand their own worth and impact on others.  One of his favorite quotes is from Frederick Douglass, who said: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”  Victor is committed to helping both the building up of children and the repair of broken men.

 

Peter T. Pizzillo, BA Psychology

Program Director, Sobering Center, Sunrise Terrace, Recovery Support Services/Region V Case Management, and Vet House

Peter began as a volunteer at the Sobering Center before officially starting his career with MCCA in March of 2000; being hired on as a Substance Disorder Technician and working his way up the ranks. He has continued to work in the mental health field since 2006, gaining invaluable experience working with this very challenging population.

Prior to entering the field, Peter lived in Manhattan and worked in a family owned produce brokerage business in the South Bronx where he gained valuable business competencies that serve him well in managing multiple residential programs and case management. Peter received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from Boston University. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running and working out.

 

Ebony Wilson, MS, LADC, AADC

Program Director, Outpatient Services in Torrington and New Milford

Originally from Freehold, New Jersey, Ebony obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Kean University. After moving to Connecticut, she completed her master’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling at Post University.

Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, Ebony worked with adults with mental illness and has since centered her focus on adults and adolescents suffering with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Before she joined MCCA, she worked as an outpatient substance abuse clinician for two local agencies in Torrington. Ebony has established strong community relationships through her volunteer work and has focused on the opioid epidemic and homelessness.

 

 

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