Metro Women's Leadership Summit

Krystyna Vaccarelli

Director of Substance Abuse Services at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Krystyna Vaccarelli

Krystyna Vaccarelli, LCSW, LCADC is the Director of Substance Abuse Services at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. She has extensive program development and management experience throughout New York and New Jersey. Krystyna has initiated several programs that are being copied statewide that deal with the most difficult, at-risk clients.

Krystyna has experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit systems, including the position of Director of Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health and Addictions at Jersey City Medical Center for almost 10 years. Earlier in her career, she worked with at-risk youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Krystyna is a frequent lecturer at Ramapo College addressing the masters level social work students. She is a fundraiser for causes such as American Cancer Society and Soroptimist International, which aids women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual trafficking.

In 2005, she was honored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for her dedication and service to the treatment of persons with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Krystyna is an experienced researcher, program developer and manager. She is a healthcare leader who manages to combine steady stewardship with progressive growth and dynamic programming. She graduated from Yeshiva University with her MSW and has been an active member in the NASW NJ Chapter.

Breakout Session

June 7, 11:30am-12:25pm
Stigma, Opioid Addiction and MAT - What Is Out There Treatment-wise

There is ongoing stigma surrounding addiction despite the media normalization of the opioid crisis. How does that effect how addiction is perceived. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) what is it and why is it important now. Also we will discuss the different levels of treatment available locally and across the country.