Meet the Team
Leslie Moorman, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer/Clinical Director
Leslie K. Moorman is the Chief Executive Officer of Cooperative Counseling Services. Leslie founded Cooperative Counseling Services in 2005. Prior to that, she held positions including Director of a Full and Half Day Child and Adolescent Partial Hospital Program and Director of the Union County Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization System. Leslie has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2000. She also holds her certificate to conduct clinical supervision and is a certified Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) trainer. Leslie graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The George Washington University and a Master of Social Work from New York University. Leslie's true passion is developing programming to help our youth and their families live brighter lives; and spending quality time with her family.
John Moorman, MPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
John Moorman is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Cooperative Counseling Services. He joined Cooperative Counseling Services in 2010 and has been instrumental in developing and executing strategic plan key to the company’s growth. Before joining CCS, he was a Project Executive for IBM, one of the world’s largest information technology companies. During his career, John has engaged in volunteerism serving on several non-profit boards. John has over twenty-four years of management experience. He has worked at and for many Fortune 100 companies. John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Master degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration from Rutgers University. John enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
Elisa Jacobson, MS, LCSW
Chief Compliance Officer
Elisa Jacobson joined Cooperative Counseling Services in August of 2015 as the Managing Director of Clinical Services. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing Clinical Services for the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Program, Intensive In-Community Services, and Therapeutic and Supervised Visitation Program. In January 2018, Elisa assumed the role of Chief Compliance Officer. For over 25 years, she has had the tremendous fortune of working with the most remarkable and courageous children and families. Prior to joining the amazing team of caring and dedicated professionals at CCS, Elisa worked at Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry for 18 years serving in numerous Managerial and Clinical positions within various treatment programs. In addition, she spent two years as an Adjunct Faculty Member in Rutgers University's Graduate School of Social Work. For eight years, Elisa worked in Private Practice with children and adults in the Princeton, NJ, area. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University, her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University.
Cari Rosenberg, MPS, LSW
Quality Assurance Manager
Cari Rosenberg is the Quality Assurance Program Manager at Cooperative Counseling Services. She comes to us with an abundance of Child and Adolescent experience, including high and at-risk populations, and Quality Review competencies. Before joining CCS, Cari held positions at Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry including Director of Union County Youth Case Management and Quality Review Specialist of the Child/Adolescent Partial Hospital Program as well as the Child/Adolescent Outpatient Program. Cari has also provided clinical services in a Child/Adolescent Outpatient Program. She has completed internships in an Adolescent Residential Program and a Child/Adolescent Inpatient Unit. Cari graduated from St. John's University with a Master's degree in Professional Studies in Criminal Justice and earned a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University.
Laura Stanley, LPC
Intensive In-Community Program Manager
Laura Stanley joined our team in May 2018 as the IIC Program Manager. Laura earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University and her Master's Degree from Monmouth University. Laura has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2006. She has worked in the mental health field since 2000 with children, families and adults. Laura has worked as an IIC Therapist prior to joining Cooperative Counseling Services, as well as being the Director of a housing program for adults living with psychiatric disabilities. She has also worked for Union County with adolescents on probation and parole integrating back into the community, as well as at the Morris County Youth Shelter.
Kristen Brady, LSW
Outpatient Program Manager - Union Office
Kristen Brady, LSW, joined CCS in November of 2018 as the Program Manager of the Union office where she has the privilege of supervising an extraordinary team. She earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland and her master’s degree from the Rutgers School of Social Work with a concentration in Management and Policy. Throughout her career, Kristen followed her passion of working with children and families which included roles as an elementary school teacher, case manager, adoption specialist and director of residential programs for youth with significant behavioral and mental health needs. Kristen also co-authored four articles regarding infants and toddlers while working at Advocates for Children of New Jersey. Kristen truly values her role as an Advanced Trainer of the Nurtured Heart Approach®. She credits the approach to enhancing her practice as she integrates the philosophy into her numerous roles of manager, clinician, adjunct professor and trainer.
Amanda Nieliwocki, LCSW
Outpatient Program Manager - Middlesex and Mountainside Offices
Amanda Nieliwocki, LCSW, joined CCS in July of 2019 as the Program Manager of the Middlesex and Mountainside offices. She earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Temple University and her Master of Social Work from Fordham University. Amanda has her Certificate in Clinical Supervision and received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) and the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, Competency) Model. Amanda is SIFI trained and has supervised several interns from Rutgers University. Prior to this position, she was a lead therapist at Carrier Clinic, working intensively with youth admitted to the adolescent continuum of care for inpatient, residential and academic support for nearly a decade. Amanda is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Social Work program at New York University.