John Kulesza, Secretary

John J. Kulesza, MSW, LSW, CPRP, DRCC is the Director of Supportive Housing Services.   John graduated from Kean University in 1980 with his bachelors in Social Work and earned his Masters of Social Work degree at Rutgers University in 1985.  He currently has 25 credits toward his doctorate degree in the UMDNJ-Psychiatric Rehabilitation program. He is a licensed Social Worker and holds certifications in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Crisis Counseling. He worked in the Division of Developmental Disabilities for over six years before working in the mental health service system. In the mental health field he assumed a variety of clinical and administrative roles and operated psychosocial rehabilitation clubhouse program in Asbury Park for 5 years. Before joining CSP-NJ in 1999 John was an administrator at JSMC. John was the first Director of Supportive Services for CSP-NJ and was instrumental in centralizing the operations of CSPNJ’s regional offices. Under his leadership, supportive services ushered in psychiatric rehabilitation as a philosophy and service approach.