Through immersive, deeply personalized recovery programs, we help clients heal from addiction, trauma, and abuse.
Meet the Armada leadership team, and see how our personal stories make us your strongest ally.
Chief Clinical Officer, Lakewood, NJ
Clinical Director, Armada of Somers Point, NJ
Dr. Williams spent more than thirty years working with diverse populations in various treatment modalities throughout the addictions field. He has served on several boards and committees throughout the State of New Jersey, as well as Counselor Certification Boards in both New Jersey and Connecticut. In his role as our Executive Director, Dr. Williams ensures that the Armada team has the resources they need to provide only the highest quality of care to every person that comes through our doors.
He is passionate about working with people suffering from substance use disorders, and has taught and lectured at several colleges, mentoring many aspiring counselors and professionals. Dr. Williams secured his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his Master’s Degree in Human Services from Lincoln University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enjoys sports, teaching, and empowering others.
Executive Director , Galloway, NJ
Ben Presser is an experienced healthcare professional with a strong background in administration and a passion for providing exceptional care to clients. With years of experience in the healthcare industry, Ben has a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals seeking recovery.
As the Executive Director for Armada Recovery of Galloway, Ben plays a crucial role in overseeing the operations and management of the facility. He is dedicated to ensuring that each client receives the highest standard of care and support, tailored to their specific needs. Ben believes in creating a safe and comfortable environment for clients, fostering a sense of trust and promoting their well-being throughout their journey to recovery.
Clinical Director, Armada of Galloway, NJ
Broderick Harper is our Program Clinical Director at Park Bench Treatment Center. His philosophy on leadership and clinical oversight continue to evolve as he applies new lessons from published literature, dialogue with clients and colleagues, and reflections on his own practice. His education and life experiences have shaped his philosophy and approach to promote wellness, self-awareness, collaboration, and personal development. He brings his compassionate, down-to-earth humanism and warm humor to every interaction—helping clients feel truly supported throughout their recovery journey.
Broderick embraces a multi-evidenced based approach to therapy, drawing from local contexts to support optimal client recovery interests and goals. He strongly believes in client-centered counseling, and sees each client as a unique being with unique needs and individual learning styles.
Clinic Supervisor , Armada of Akron, OH
Jarrod Pyle is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Services from the University of Arizona, specializing in Addictions Counseling. He is furthering his education, studying for a Master’s of Science specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His advanced practice licensure, as a Licensed Professional Counselor, will lead to additional work in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental illness. He specializes in substance use trauma-informed LGBTQI+ care and employs cognitive behavioral, behavioral, motivational, narrative, and person centered therapies in his daily efforts in the community.
Jarrod loves to use mindfulness and a dialectical based approach with clients whenever possible to address their heightened anxiety in early recovery. His priority is to make them feel as supported as possible—inspiring them to achieve their goals and reclaim their lives. He has a near-decade of experience leading a team of versatile professionals and counseling specialists struggling with substance use disorders. His compassion and love for the patient has been noted around Ohio, where he received several awards and notations.
Treatment Advocate, Akron House Recovery
Gary is one of the first people with whom new admissions come into contact. As Outreach Director and Intake Coordinator at Akron House Recovery, he represents the open door and open heart so inherent in the Armada family. He is vocal about his personal story of long-term recovery, and is proud of having devoted his past 3 years to helping the addicted population receive the help they need.
Group Facilitator, Armada of Galloway, NJ
Jill Hernon is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, trained professional in mindfulness and trauma for at-risk youth, Reiki Master, longstanding Twelve-Step member, and founder of the first Refuge Recovery meeting in the state of New Jersey. Jill brings all that compassion, understanding, and expertise to Armada, where she combines the many tools and skills she has learned in her diverse education and years of recovery to help clients heal from active addiction and learn a new way to live.
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