Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay names corporate exec as new CEO

LeoDante Ognibene will oversee leading northern New Jersey addiction recovery center 

Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay, a drug and alcohol inpatient addiction treatment facility serving communities in northern New Jersey and southern New York, announced the promotion of LeoDante Ognibene to CEO.

Ognibene assumes the role after serving as the corporate vice president of nursing operations for RCA, which owns a network of treatment centers on the East Coast and in the Midwest.

Ognibene will lead RCA at Raritan Bay’s day-to-day operations, overseeing all aspects of the facility, including both inpatient and outpatient services.

“I am honored to join RCA at Raritan Bay and lead its team of exceptional addiction specialists in providing the highest standard of quality patient care and customer service in the region,” Ognibene said. “My extensive experience across the health care spectrum, including in acute care, behavioral health and substance use disorder settings, has prepared me to meet both the center’s operational goals and RCA’s standard of excellence. I am excited to start in this new role at Raritan Bay.”

Ognibene joined RCA in 2019 as the corporate director of nursing – medical detox/mental health/residential. In this position, he was responsible for the management of all nursing and nursing ancillary personnel while directly reporting to RCA CEO J. Brian O’Neill. Ognibene supported and directed daily operations of 10 inpatient acute facilities, four medication-assisted treatment locations and outpatient services to include intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs servicing thousands of patients daily.

Ognibene earned his Registered Nurse degree from Temple Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Edison State University. He is expected to earn his Master of Science in Nursing from Thomas Edison State University in 2025.

RCA at Raritan Bay’s caring team of experts are highly focused on saving and improving the lives of those suffering from addiction to substances such as alcohol, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, Xanax, methamphetamine, prescription drugs and others. No matter the form of one’s struggles with substance abuse, RCA at Raritan Bay provides the life skills needed to move forward, free from drugs and alcohol. The Raritan Bay site is an inclusive and safe treatment option to begin a patient’s journey to addiction recovery.