CarePlus NJ Elevates Jerry Joseph, MD to Medical Director

Paramus, N.J. (September 8, 2022) – Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus NJ”), a pioneer in integrated primary and behavioral health services for adults and children, announces the appointment of Jerry Joseph, MD to the role of Medical Director.

Dr. Joseph will oversee CarePlus NJ’s medical leadership team which includes Tanya Lewis, MD, Vice President of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Diana Riccioli, MD, Medical Director of Forensic Psychiatry, and Charles Kim, MD, Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry.

Since joining CarePlus NJ as Vice President of Addiction Medicine in 2020, Dr. Joseph has helped transform the organization’s continuum of Addiction Recovery Services in collaboration with the medical leadership team. He has also played an integral role on CarePlus NJ’s treatment planning teams for individual care coordination, which has enhanced the collaboration of clinical leaders across the organization’s service and treatment lines while identifying and implementing best practices, developing innovative, integrated care models and ensuring the proper execution of psychiatric evaluations and medication management.

“Dr. Joseph has been instrumental in the evolution of CarePlus NJ over the past few years especially as we navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and the tremendous challenges it created for our clients, clinicians, staff,” said Joe Masciandaro, President and CEO, CarePlus NJ. “Dr. Joseph’s leadership and vision will ensure that CarePlus remains the model for integrated primary and behavioral health care while continuing to evolve our programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve.” 

In his new role as Medical Director, Dr. Joseph will continue to oversee the success of CarePlus NJ’s comprehensive range of integrated primary and behavioral health services for adults and children spearheading several programs as well as providing strategic direction to the medical leadership team.

“I am excited to continue my work at CarePlus NJ in this new role,” said Dr. Joseph. “I look forward to building on CarePlus NJ’s mission to improve access to quality behavioral health care and addiction treatment for the populations we serve by continuing to enhance and streamline our services to meet the full spectrum of each client’s health and wellness needs.”

Dr. Joseph is board-certified in adult psychiatry and specializes in Addiction Medicine. He is a member of the Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and completed an Addiction Psychiatry fellowship from Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Prior to joining CarePlus NJ, Dr. Joseph was an outpatient psychiatrist at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC).

About CarePlus NJ

For more than 40 years, Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus NJ”) has been a pioneer in integrated primary and behavioral health services for adults and children in northern New Jersey. Based in Paramus, New Jersey, CarePlus NJ is committed to providing the most comprehensive integrated treatment options through 72 programs designed to meet the full spectrum of health and wellness needs for adults and children in the communities it serves. Specializing in acute care, CarePlus NJ provides immediate, high-quality health services and support programs for individuals in crisis. Nationally ranked for excellence in customer satisfaction by the Mental Health Corporations of America, CarePlus NJ is mission driven ensuring that anyone who needs it has access to specialized care. To learn more about CarePlus NJ and its wide range of programs and services, visit

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