Prior to founding The Wellness Cooperative, she worked at Montclair State University as the Coordinator of the Alcohol and Other Drugs program, and at Tuttleman Counseling Services at Temple University as the Educational Coordinator of the Campus Alcohol Substance Awareness (CASA) program. Kristine prides herself in working with diverse populations including the LGBTQ, Latino, and African American communities.
She has served as the Co-Chair of the Montclair State University Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs, planned the first Symposium on Marijuana Legalization (April 2014) and co-authored the first Heroin Risk Reduction Plan geared towards college students. She serves as the Chair of the New Jersey Higher Education Consortium on Alcohol and Drugs and is an active member of the Rahway Munical Alliance/Rahway Prevention Coalition. Kristine is on the board of the National Youth Recovery Foundation.
Kristine holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Rutgers University, where she majored in Psychology. She completed a Masters of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior from Alliant International University (2003), and received a Doctorate of Psychology degree from the California School of Professional Psychology (2004).
Kristine is trained in motivational interviewing (MI), brief alcohol screening and intervention for college students (BASICS), the transtheoretical model of behavioral change (TTM) and works from a harm reduction model. She understands that their are multiple pathways to recovery (including medication assisted treatment), and is also versed in the traditional 12 step model of Recovery. Kristine has an affinity for supporting individuals in creating a new identity that is consistent with living a healthy life in recovery.
The Wellness Cooperative is a radically inclusive space where all are welcome.
We are dedicated to providing a safe space for people of every identity, age size, and ability.
Our staff values and celebrates the diverse ways that Everybody is different.