Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse elevates Jessica Cairone to director

Cairone will oversee admissions team of South New Jersey drug and alcohol addiction recovery center

Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse, a residential inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility serving communities in South Jersey and the Jersey Shore region, on Friday announced the promotion of Jessica Cairone to director of admissions.

Cairone, a former admissions counselor at the center, will oversee all aspects of admissions services and will be responsible for the leadership, training, coaching, mentoring and performance management of the admissions team.

Cairone will report to RCA at Lighthouse CEO Corey Richey and will also be a member of senior leadership.

“As someone who has also served in this role, I am thrilled to promote Jessica to lead our admissions department and have her by my side supporting our patients’ recovery journeys,” Richey said. “She brings to Lighthouse a combination of personal and professional investment in RCA’s mission to save a million lives.”

Cairone joined RCA at Lighthouse in 2021 from the Arc of Cape May. There, she held various roles for more than 10 years, most recently as program supervisor, overseeing the daily operations of the group home to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the residents. She worked closely with the state of New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services, as well as the Division of Developmental Disabilities for the Department of Human Services of New Jersey.

“I am honored to continue to work with the talented staff at RCA at Lighthouse, where I found my true passion in helping those achieve and maintain longtime sobriety,” Cairone said. “As the wife of someone in recovery, and being sober myself, I know firsthand the effect that addiction has had on southern New Jersey. I can relate to our patients on a deeper level. The disease of addiction is alive and real, killing too many people and destroying families. My focus is to help get as many people in need into treatment as I can.”

Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse in Mays Landing is a nationally accredited treatment facility that helps patients suffering from an addiction to alcohol, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, Xanax, meth and other substances. The center also specializes in treating co-occurring mental health disorders with compassion and care.