Margaret Rizzo began working at JSAS HealthCare, Inc. (formerly Jersey Shore Addiction Services) in 1991. From 1984 to 2017, JSAS HealthCare, Inc. was under the direction of Edward J. Higgins, a founding member of AATOD and long-term New Jersey Board delegate. JSASHC has become a model program in New Jersey treating patients with opioid use disorders using medication-assisted treatment.
Over the years, Maggie has held several positions at JSASHC including overseeing the integration of manual to computerized systems, IT, accreditation, corporate compliance, human resources and grants management. She received her degree in Computer Science at Ocean County College and is continuing to pursue a dual degree in Business Administration and Management at Thomas Edison State University.
Maggie has served as Chairperson of the Monmouth County Office of Addiction Services’ Treatment Planning Committee and as a member of the Monmouth County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ Professional Advisory Committee. In 2002, Maggie served on several committees formed by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to assist Opioid Treatment Programs in New Jersey to develop policies and procedures to meet CARF accreditation standards. She continues to assist clinics throughout New Jersey to navigate and comply with state licensure regulations, federal regulations and accreditation standards.
Maggie is currently the Executive Director of JSAS HealthCare, Inc. and serves as Treasurer to the New Jersey Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (NJATOD).