Meet the Behavioral Health Team
Jefferson Health is the primary teaching affiliate for the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM). The Behavioral Health Services Team at Jefferson have partnered with the School's Department of Psychiatry since 1983 to provide the most comprehensive continuum of mental health and chemical dependence services available in South Jersey. Our program-based treatment teams are led by board certified psychiatrists who collaborate with a diverse array of licensed and certified professional associates, many of whom possess advanced degrees in their areas of specialty to develop and implement patient-focused therapeutic plans.
Hi! My name is Juan Escobedo, and I am one of the counselors for the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program at Washington Township. I’m a fan of everything Disney and root for all my hometown teams, including the Phillies, 76ers, Flyers, Soul and the World Champion Philadelphia EAGLES! I’ve been working in the field for over 23 years, and l enjoy hearing success stories from current and past clients. Remember, “If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow.” – Buddha
Hi! My name is Megan Cunningham, and I am a master level clinician for the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program at Washington Township. I love the outdoors and playing sports. I am a licensed counselor in the state of New Jersey, and I have been working in the field for 5 years. I am also a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and continue to educate myself on a daily basis. Working in this field is very rewarding. I get the chance to enter my client’s life at their worst and leave when they are at their best. I always tell my clients not be ashamed of their stories; it will only inspire others.
Costenah Ward, MA, LAC
Hi! My name is Costenah Ward, and I am a licensed counselor facilitating the Adult Mental Health Program at Washington Township. I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Stockton University and earned my master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College. I deliver individualized, comprehensive care based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While my approach is routed in this technique, I enjoy implementing a well-rounded approach, which also includes stress management, depression and anxiety reduction, improving effective communication, relationship building and yoga!
Hi! My name is Annetta Jones, and I am one of the clinicians for Mental Health. I love working with people, taking this journey with them and encouraging them to see the best that there is inside of them, even at the most trying times of their lives. I share with these individuals that they will get better and "land safely on both feet," as they gain a different perspective of living through challenging times. My passions are music, sports and fitness. I enjoy warm weather, being outside and spending time with family and friends.
Hi! My name is Danielle Straffi, and I am a senior clinician at Washington Township Behavioral Health. For the past 3 years, it’s been a pleasure to provide administrative and clinical oversight of this program, which includes a team of hardworking, compassionate individuals, who are dedicated to the care and wellness of the adults and adolescents with whom they work. I’m a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a master’s degree in Art Therapy and 18 years of clinical and supervisory experience in the field of behavioral health. I’m a firm believer in the potential for emotional and behavioral change, when the right supports are put in place; when clients and their families are willing to commit to positive changes and healthy coping skills. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing many individuals change their lives, relationships, actions and thought patterns for the better over the years.
Hi! My name is Kari Mastromonica, and I am the intake coordinator here at Washington Township Behavioral Health. My job is to answer your questions, schedule and conduct the intake assessments, get everything squared away with insurances, and place individuals in the program that would best serve their needs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have a pending license in drug and alcohol counseling. I have been in the mental health field for over a decade and at Jefferson since 2010. To get a hold of me, please call (856) 582-1419. My office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.