Deanna Sperling, CEO and President-RWJBH Behavioral Health

Deanna Sperling

Deanna Sperling

Deanna Sperling, CEO and President-RWJBH Behavioral Health – Deanna provided an update to all the attendees on the state of mental health in Ocean County as well as a detailed overview of the Center and all its programs and services. From 100 adult and older adult inpatient beds to outpatient services, the clinicians provide diagnoses and treatments for any behavioral health disorder from depression and anxiety to complicated grief and post traumatic stress disorder as well as any chronic psychiatric disorder such as schizophrenia. Joe Cuffari who oversees the Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS) units was also in attendance. With one phone number (800.300.0628) it is a simple and efficient process to be admitted and access all programs and services at not only the Center in Toms River but all the psychiatric services (eating disorder unit, addictions services and treatments options for children and adolescents, etc) within RWJBarnabas Health in NJ. Ms. Sperling also discussed the Center’s on going collaboration with numerous Ocean County and law enforcement agencies. For additional questions, follow up or any assistance, Ms. Sperling can be reached at 732.914.3810. For more information on the Center go to

Mayor Curtis

OCMA President Mayor Curtis welcomes the members and guests.

Mayor Marshall

OCMA Vice President Marshall introduces the guest speaker Deanna Sperling.

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker – Deanna Sperling

Mayor Amato

OCMA Secretary Mayor Amato delivers the treasurer’s report on behalf of OCMA Treasurer Mayor Emeritus Boyle.

Commissioner Vicari

Ocean County Commissioner Vicari gave a presentation on the new NJ ANCHOR program which replaces the NJ Homestead Benefit. He also mentioned additional programs available to our seniors.

Mayor Emeritus Corby

Mayor Emeritus and Scholarship Golf Classic Chair gives thanks to all who made the 31st annual golf classic scholarship fundraiser a success; approaching $750,000 in Ocean County scholarships is though support from all our members and businesses alike. Thank you all!

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