Our Team

Our Team

Our team of addiction specialists has over 100 years of combined experience. We are passionate about helping individuals find long term recovery. Our primary purpose is to provide our clients with the individualized care they need to achieve overall wellness and success. We understand that addiction is a family disease and effects every single loved one in the addicts life. Thus, our highly trained addiction specialists work closely with the client and their loved ones in order to support the healing process.

Furthermore, we believe that care for mental health and addiction should be individualized. There is no one size fits all approach to treating addiction and mental health disorders. Therefore, our treatment facility provides personalized treatment plans to every individual who walks through our doors. Collectively, our team of addiction specialists takes pride in providing compassionate, evidence based treatment to each and every one of our clients.

Nastasha Davalt, LCADC, LMFT, CCS

Clinical Director

Connie Carman, CADC

Addictions Counselor

Karisa Marcus, MSW, LSW

Co-Occurring Therapist

Karly Hinds

Case Manager

Joseph Pfeffer

Director of Operations

Jasmine Acevedo

Medication Liaison

Mark Ciaston

Director of Business Development

Kevin Fors

Chief Executive Officer

Everyone Deserves To Recover

Contact us today to learn more about our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs.

Nastasha Davalt, LCADC, LMFT, CCS

Clinical Director

Natasha has been working in the mental health/recovery realm since 2004 and the most rewarding part of her work is knowing that the care the agency provides can impact various areas of a person’s life. Areas that allow them to feel empowered in their capabilities, enlighten them to their potential and allow them to forgive themselves.

 Outside of her clinical role, she is the mom of two beautiful boys and spends a lot of time emersed in their hip hop dancing, acting classes, playdates, and everything that comes from having two active kids. On the rare occasion that she has a moment to me, Natasha enjoys canvas painting, history tours, and Zumba. Natasha is married to her best friend and their blended family, with all the adversities they’ve faced, it not only fills me with pride but allows her to serve others with a more understanding perspective.

  Natasha has had the privilege of working in the criminal justice system, foster care, child and adolescent mental health, and with adults with physical and mental disabilities throughout her career but my heart always remained with dual diagnosis adults. As a mom balancing a career, family, personal interests and my own healing, she can sincerely appreciate the work it takes for this community to put their recovery first and I praise the resilience needed for them to continue their journey long-term.

Connie Carman, CADC

Addictions Counselor

Connie Carman is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the field of substance use treatment. Holding a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification, Connie’s journey in this field began after her graduation from the New Jersey Prevention Network in 2008.

Her career trajectory commenced at a facility in Salina, Kansas, where she assumed the role of a Chemical Dependency Aide. Motivated by a passion for helping others and a commitment to continuous growth, Connie diligently worked towards acquiring further credentials while gaining invaluable hands-on experience.

Presently, Connie is engaged in pursuing her master’s degree in psychology/mental health, a testament to her dedication to enhancing her expertise and efficacy in the field. Her specialization encompasses a diverse range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, grief and loss therapy, trauma therapy, anger management, and self-esteem improvement.

A compassionate advocate for individuals grappling with substance use disorders, Connie brings a unique perspective to her practice, drawing from over 40 years of personal recovery. Her own journey towards sobriety fuels her desire to empower others in achieving their recovery goals. With a focus on helping clients navigate their everyday stressors and challenges, Connie’s approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based interventions.

Driven by a genuine commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those she serves, Connie Carman continues to exemplify professionalism, expertise, and unwavering dedication in the field of substance use treatment.

Karisa Marcus, MSW, LSW

Co-Occurring Therapist

Karisa Marcus is a dedicated professional in the field of addiction and mental health services, bringing a wealth of expertise and a compassionate approach to her work. With a master’s degree in social work earned in 2020 from Rutgers University, Karisa is currently advancing her credentials towards an LCADC and LCSW, further enhancing her ability to provide comprehensive care to her clients.

Specializing in substance abuse and mental health services, Karisa’s therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma processing, and holistic therapy. Her dedication to her clients’ well-being extends to integrating creative arts therapy, recognizing the profound impact of artistic expression on healing.

Karisa’s journey into the field of addiction and mental health is deeply personal, driven by her own past experiences. Her empathy and understanding of the challenges individuals face in their recovery journey fuel her commitment to be a beacon of hope and inspiration for those striving for wellness.

With a focus on meeting each client’s unique needs, Karisa thrives in smaller outpatient settings where she can cultivate authentic therapeutic relationships and create a nurturing environment conducive to healing. Her expertise extends to areas such as childhood trauma, family therapy, and overall mental health, ensuring a comprehensive approach to recovery.

Karisa Marcus is not just a therapist; she is a dedicated advocate for the well-being and empowerment of her clients, guiding them on their journey towards lasting recovery and wellness.

Karly Hinds

Case Manager

Karly Hinds is a dedicated Case Manager with three years of experience in the field of addiction counseling. Currently pursuing certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Karly brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role, having served both as a counselor and a Case Manager.

Driven by a personal experience with a family member’s addiction, Karly was inspired to enter the field and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those struggling with similar challenges. Her passion for helping others navigate the complexities of addiction shines through in her commitment to providing comprehensive support to clients.

In her role as a Case Manager, Karly specializes in ensuring that clients receive the necessary support to overcome addiction. This includes not only offering emotional and psychological assistance but also addressing legal issues and facilitating access to government assistance programs.

Karly’s ultimate goal is to further her education by obtaining a degree in counseling, with the aim of becoming a licensed therapist. With her compassion, dedication, and drive to make a positive impact, Karly Hinds is poised to continue making a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by addiction.

Joseph Pfeffer

Director of Operations

Joseph Pfeffer serves as the Director of Operations at Full of Life Recovery Center, a role that sits at the intersection of his professional expertise and personal dedication. Since 2016, Joseph has been an integral part of the substance abuse treatment landscape, contributing his skills and knowledge in various capacities before stepping into his current leadership position.

Joseph’s journey in the field is deeply personal. Having overcome his own struggles with substances and mental health disorders, he brings a unique and empathetic perspective to his work. This personal history not only fuels his passion but also enhances his understanding of the challenges faced by those he aims to help.

Throughout his career, Joseph has been a vital member of multidisciplinary teams and has engaged in numerous quality improvement initiatives, always with a focus on enhancing service delivery and outcomes. His extensive experience encompasses a broad spectrum of operational responsibilities, making him a key asset in the management and strategic planning at Full of Life Recovery Center.

Dedicated to his mission, Joseph plans to continue his career within this vital industry, committed to giving back and supporting individuals who battle with substance abuse and mental health issues. His enduring commitment is to ensure that more individuals receive the compassionate care they need to reclaim their lives, making Joseph a cornerstone in the fight against substance abuse and a beacon of hope for many.

Jasmine Acevedo

Medication Liaison

Jasmine Acevedo is a dedicated Medication Liasson with four years of experience in the recovery field. Motivated by a passion for helping others and changing lives, she entered the medical profession with the goal of becoming a nurse. Her commitment to compassionate care and attention to detail make her an invaluable member of any healthcare team. Jasmine’s journey in the medical field is driven by her desire to make a positive impact on individuals’ lives and contribute to the well-being of her community.

Mark Ciaston

Director of Business Development

Mark Ciaston serves as the Director of Business Development at Full of Life Recovery Center, bringing a wealth of personal and professional experience to his role. Having walked the path of recovery himself, Mark is deeply empathetic and passionate about helping clients overcome the challenges they face when seeking treatment.

Mark’s journey through recovery has instilled in him a profound understanding of the obstacles clients encounters. He is dedicated to assisting them in navigating the process of entering Full of Life Recovery Center, ensuring they receive the support and guidance they need. His enthusiasm for his work is fueled by his desire to offer hope and positivity, demonstrating that overcoming adversity is possible.

A firm believer in the connection between physical health and mental well-being, Mark is an advocate for the importance of health and exercise in the recovery process. He maintains that staying positive during difficult times is crucial to reaching the other side of hardship.

Mark’s commitment to fostering a supportive and uplifting environment at Full of Life Recovery Center is evident in his approach to business development. His unique perspective and unwavering dedication make him an invaluable asset to the team, continually driving the organization forward and helping clients achieve their recovery goals.

Kevin Fors

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Fors is the esteemed Chief Executive Officer of Full of Life Recovery Center, a role he has proudly embraced since the inception of the facility. Hailing from Central Massachusetts, Kevin changed his life in 2017 which marked the beginning of his personal recovery journey.

With a diverse background in the substance abuse and co-occurring disorders field, Kevin has held various positions that have equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the industry. His unwavering dedication to helping others achieve their recovery goals stems from his own experiences and successes in overcoming similar challenges.

In 2023, Kevin relocated with his family to Marlton, New Jersey, furthering his commitment to expanding and enhancing the services provided by Full of Life Recovery Center.

Kevin’s leadership at Full of Life is driven by a profound commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those struggling with addiction. He finds immense joy in working with clients, serving as a beacon of hope for families and parents, and demonstrating that recovery and transformation are possible.

Under Kevin’s guidance, Full of Life Recovery Center continues to flourish, providing exceptional care and support to individuals on their path to recovery. His passion for helping others and his relentless pursuit of excellence ensure that the organization remains a pillar of hope and healing in the community.