Jennifer Kolakowski, LCSW, CCDP-D, MATS, has worked in the social work profession since 1989. She is the Chief Executive Officer and has been with RNP since 1994. Jen earned her MSW degree from Fordham University in 1996 and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She holds credentials from the Connecticut Certification Board in Co-Occurring Treatment and Medication Assisted Treatment. Jen has over 21 years of experience in working with people who are homeless and living with HIV/AIDS. She has extensive experience in working with individuals who have psychiatric disorders and have substance use disorders. Jen has authored, coauthored and implemented numerous successful grant proposals which have significantly expanded RNP clinical services to include scatter-site housing, transitional and permanent housing as well as a nationally recognized Residential Co-Occurring Enhanced Inpatient Treatment Facility. Under her leadership, Jen developed the first HIV/AIDS specific case management program in an emergency shelter setting. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Catherine Kennedy Award for Best Practices in housing individuals living with HIV and AIDS. Most recently, Jen has been instrumental in developing and implementing a Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient Program within Prospect House Shelter. Jen has been a frequent guest lecturer at Southern Connecticut, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart. She is a Faculty Advisor for Fordham University-Graduate School of Social Service and teaches an Integrative Seminar. Jen is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut AIDS Resource
Moira Rizzo, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and RNP’s the Chief Clinical Officer. Her responsibilities include planning and directing outpatient and residential clinical services. Duties include recommendation of program activities, preparation of budget and statistical data to CEO and Board of Directors, collaboration with other organizations to promote behavioral health services, and assurance of compliance with program licensure and adherence to state and federal laws and regulations. In her previous role as Department Head for Residential Services, Moira was responsible for supervising New Prospects and Horizons, which are 28-day residential treatment programs for co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. These programs are among the few programs in Connecticut to address the trauma and mental health aspects relating to addiction, including the opiate epidemic that Connecticut is experiencing. Moira originally joined RNP in 2014 as the Program Director at New Prospects. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (1989), a Master’s degree from Fairfield University, Marriage and Family Therapy Program (2002), and a License in Marriage and Family Therapy (2008).
Linda Mosel, RNP’s Chief Operations Officer, has worked in the behavioral health field since 1986. She began her career working in private psychiatric hospitals before joining a large community based agency in 1997. In May of 2014, she joined Recovery Network of Programs as the Director of Quality Systems. Linda has a firm commitment in utilizing data to assist in improving services to all our clients in addition to monitoring the satisfaction of all stakeholders. Her expertise in quality improvement, outcome management, accreditation, corporate compliance as well as operations is a major asset to Recovery Network of Programs. Linda was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in early 2017 and is currently responsible for all quality related activities, safety, accreditation and licensing, information technology and operations.
Dr. Guillermo Katigbak, MD has worked in the medical field for over 30 years. As Medical Director, with more than 20 years experience serving individuals with both addiction and mental health disorders, he prioritizes client care and safety as well as ensuring the provision of optimal medical care for each individual served. He is responsible for final decisions in regard to all aspects of medical care for RNP clients. Dr. Katigbak was instrumental in bringing new medications to RNP thereby greatly expanding client choice in determining individualized care. He provides direct oversight of all medical aspects of research studies conducted within RNP programs and works closely with the medical team in utilizing research to inform and support RNP clinical practices. Dr. Katigbak is trilingual, speaking English, Spanish and Tagalog. In addition to his role as medical director for RNP, Dr. Katigbak is a full time attending physician for the Emergency Department at Bridgeport Hospital.