CarePlus NJ’s Brigitte Johnson Recognized for DEI Efforts by Bergen County Commission and ROI-NJ

Paramus, N.J. (April 10, 2024) – CarePlus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”), a pioneer in integrated primary and behavioral health services for adults and children, proudly announces President and CEO Brigitte Johnson has been chosen as an honoree for Women’s History Month by the Bergen County Commission on the Status of Women. She has additionally been recognized as one of ROI-NJ’s 2024 Women in Business Influencers.

These accolades underscore Brigitte's leadership in advancing the accessibility of mental health and addiction treatment services for both adults and children in northern New Jersey. Brigitte’s dedication to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within CarePlus and the broader community serves as an inspiration for those in the mental health field.

Demonstrating an unwavering dedication to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at CarePlus, Brigitte spearheaded the formation of CarePlus NJ’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action (IDEA) Committee. Under her leadership, the IDEA Committee is committed to both community education and internal cultural transformation; this includes facilitating weekly staff-to-staff support groups, instigating revisions to the organization’s HR policies and procedures, and consistently advancing initiatives to seamlessly integrate inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging principles throughout all facets of CarePlus NJ's operations.

“Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are not a gesture to meet a quota or a maneuver to appear socially conscious, but an active expansion of our perspectives, our possibilities, and capabilities. Fostering DEIB in the workplace brings new perspectives, prevents monolithic thinking, and supports mindfulness. DEIB are necessary for mental and behavioral healthcare to effectively serve every client and their unique needs,” said Brigitte. “I’m very thankful to the Bergen County Commission on the Status of Women and ROI-NJ for recognizing my work, and to a broader extent, the recognition of the importance of DEIB in all workplaces and communities.”

About CarePlus NJ

For more than 45 years, CarePlus NJ, Inc. 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 80+ 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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