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Dr. Carl Williams, Ph.D., LCADC

Executive Director

Dr. Williams has over thirty years experience in the addictions field working with diverse populations in various treatment modalities. He has served on several boards and committees throughout the State of New Jersey as well as Counselor Certification Boards in both New Jersey and Connecticut.

He is passionate about working with persons suffering from substance use disorders and has taught and lectured at several colleges, mentoring many aspiring counselors and professionals.

Dr. Williams secured his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati Ohio, and his Master’s Degree in Human Services from Lincoln University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He enjoys sports, empowering others and teaching.

Marjana Smaljaj

Counselor Intern

Marjana Smajlaj has been working in the substance abuse field for the last 4 years. In 2018 she graduated with high honers from Kean University with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is currently in the application process for her LAC and has completed coursework and testing toward her NCC. Marjana is also in the process of completing course work and testing for her LCADC and has completed supervised hours in the field.

Marjana has entered the field of counseling due to her compassion for others and desire to make a difference in the lives of people struggling with various illnesses. She has a solution focused and client centered approach that allows her to connect well with others and build a strong rapport which she identifies as her primary goal with her clients. She believes that through empathy, positivity, and support anything is possible.


Dawn Moore

Office Manager

Dawn joined the Addiction Treatment Services International team in December 2013. Her primary background is in finance and management, having started in banking and then moving into the Casino industry, rising to the position of Casino Cage Shift Manager. Her responsibilities included all aspects the Casino Cage, Slot Cage, and Pit Clerk departments.

Her position at ATSI started with some office duties, and then evolved into much more.  As she had no prior experience in the medical or addictions treatment field, this has been a positive learning and very enlightening experience. Dawn enjoys being a member of the ATSI team and assisting other team members to ultimately benefit each and every client.

Robyn Wood, MSW, LCADC

Clinical Director

Ms. Robyn Wood has worked in the field of Substance abuse treatment services for 17 years. Her passion is to assist individuals recovering from Substance abuse, reunite with their families. Ms. Wood daily Mantra: Is that a Life of Service motivating and helping others, achieve their goals, is a well-lived life.

Ms. Wood has worked in every level of substance use treatment care services.  She worked extensively with Drug court, Probation, Family court and the private sector, providing clinical assessments and level of care treatment placement recommendations.

She earned her Masters of Social Work Degree at Rutgers-NJ, her BSW @ Stockton university- NJ.  She is DCA/LCADC State Licensed.  She is SIFI Certified: To provide Field Supervision and Instructor Training to Social work/ college students seeking degrees. She is a NASW-NJ Member.  She enjoys the Arts, Jazz and sports.


Benjamin Novaky

Case Manager

Ben is himself a recovering addict and has 5 years clean and sober.  The recovery process showed Ben that life has a greater purpose for him in assisting other chemically addicted persons through the treatment process.  He has almost 4 years of experience working with both adults and adolescents plagued by the disease of addiction and brings a new perspective and unique experience to the ATSI table, amplifying client motivation and treatment.  Ben has currently completed coursework and supervision toward his CADC and plans on furthering his education to eventually obtain a masters degree.

Avery Keller, MA, LAMFT, LCADC

Primary Therapist

Ms. Keller currently conducts individual, group, and family sessions. She earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University and earned her bachelors in Psychology from East Carolina University.

She is currently working toward completing the requirements for licensure as both an LCADC and LMFT.

Ms. Avery chose to enter the addictions treatment field due to the empathy and compassion she feels for others. She brings her expertise in Structural Family Systems to the treatment team at ATSI and is compassionate about working with family systems and individual clients.

Amanda Wagner

Case Manager

Amanda has been working in the medical and recovery field since 2015. She first started off as a Patient Service Representative at the University of Penn then pursued further professional growth at Harbor Villiage Detox in Miami. She found her passion was in working with recovering addicts. Being in recovery herself, she is able to identify with and have compassion for others on their journey of recovery. When welcomed into fold at ATSI, she knew this is what she was meant to do…… help others like her who suffer from the disease of addiction and choose a better way of living.

With goals to furthering my education, I would like to continue my career into become an addiction counselor. I truly believe any alcoholic or addict seeking recovery can find a better way to live. I would like to dedicate my professional and personal life to guiding addicts in the right to direction which has been so freely given to myself.

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