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Board of Trustees

RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center and RWJBH Behavioral Health, Prevention and Recovery, Inc.


Peter J. Van Dyke, ESQ. – Chair

Teresa Walsh, PhD, MSN, RN-BC – Vice Chair


M. Elaine Dasti, P.E.

Robert Sickel

Deanna Sperling – President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center

Lauren Staiger, Esq.

Arnold Williams, M.D. – Medical Staff Chairman, RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center

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