The CAPCO Staff

Jerry C. Dillard, CSQ, CAS, NFAS

 

Executive Director/CEO
(973) 742-6742, Ext. 305
capcojcd@aol.com

Jerry C. Dillard has served as Executive Director/CEO for CAPCO Resource Center since 1999. He is responsible for the agency’s strategic planning, program development, and overall fiscal management. He supervises CAPCO’s Case Management Team in the implementation of ten programs, and he supervises the Prevention Team in the delivery of comprehensive HIV prevention services.

In addition, he is a Consultant/Trainer for the Rutgers University, the NJ Department of Health- Division of HIV, STD and TB Services, and for the various Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs). Training includes Supervisor Skills Building, Motivational Interviewing, Behavior Change Theory, Harm Reduction, Treatment Adherence, Client-Centered Strategies and many others.

Since 1987, he has experience coordinating the full spectrum of biopsychosocial support for persons who are chemically dependent and/or living with HIV Disease. In his roles at various agencies, he has established protocols to track persons who are mentally ill, medically compromised, and/or substance dependent; implemented team-building exercises to maintain staff cohesion; and assisted in the integration of behavior change theories into the delivery of HIV service management and drug treatment.

He holds the following advanced credentials: New Jersey Certified Social Worker (CSW); American Academy of Health Care Providers Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS); National Association of Forensic Counselors: Nationally Certified Forensic Addictions Specialist (NFAS).

Tisa N. Smith, CCM

 

Medical Case Manager
(973) 742-6742, Ext. 306
resourcets@verizon.net

Tisa has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS for over 11 years. Her background includes Addiction Services, Housing (Section 8), Group Homes and Transportation Services. Tisa earned her Case Management Certification through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ’s Center for Continuing and Outreach Education: Division of AIDS Education.


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Yadira L. Guillen

 

Case Manager/Administrative Assistant
(973) 742-6742, Ext. 301
capcoyg@aol.com

Yadira has over 10 years of experience in bilingual HIV Case Management services. Yadira has years of experience providing outreach to inner-city populations. She is trained as a Health Educator to deliver individual and group-level interventions to youth and women. In addition, she has worked as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide counseling for HIV testing, STD/STI testing, pregnancy testing, and preventive contraception. She is also certified to conduct HIV counseling and testing by the Department of Health in New Jersey.

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Victoria Wel

 

HIV Prevention Team Leader
(973) 742-6742, Ext. 304
capcovw@aol.com

Vicky the HIV Prevention Team Leader for CAPCO’s Project CHANGE. She is responsible to deliver the individual-level intervention CLEAR (Choosing Life: Empowerment, Action, Results) and the group-level intervention Healthy Relationships. These intervention activities reduce the transmission/acquisition of HIV while assisting client in cognitive problem-solving in their lives. Vicky obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at Rutgers University. Vicky obtained her certificates in General Human Services with specialization in Addictions and Mental Health Options.

Sandra I. Rodriguez

 

Case Manager
(973) 742-6742, Ext. 307
capcosr@aol.com

Sandra has over 11 years of experience in Bilingual Case Management Services. She enjoys working with people from all cultural backgrounds and aims to make a difference in her community. Sandra is certified to conduct HIV Counseling & Testing services by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

 

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Austin J. Greitz

 

HIV Prevention Specialist
(973) 742-6742, Ext. 303
capcoag@aol.com

Austin Greitz is a HIV Prevention Specialist with CAPCO’s Project CHANGE, a project focusing on reducing the transmission and acquisition of HIV as well as building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for clients. He received his bachelor’s degree in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies from Montclair State University. Austin’s background is primarily in advocacy work for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, people living with HIV, and other marginalized communities. Austin pursues his mission in life through the performing arts and participation at various social justice conferences.

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Constance Leverett, AS

 

Community Health Worker
(973) 742-6742, Ext. 308
capcocl158@aol.com

Constance received her Associates in Science Degree at PCCC in 2016 and is now a CADC candidate. Constance has a nine-year history working with PLWH and substance abusers. As a Peer Navigator she took newly diagnosed PLWH to their medical appointments. She is a New Jersey Certified HIV Counselor and Tester. She is the head facilitator for Montclair State University’s Project THANKS. Project THANKS (Turning HIV/AIDS into New Knowledge for Sisters) is an empowerment program that assists PLWH in understanding personal, social, and other factors that create inequity across the healthcare continuum.

Constance was hired at CAPCO as a Community Health Worker due to her compassion. She is charged with finding PLWH in the community who have been out of care. Her primary purpose is to provide emotional support, education and guidance necessary to re-engage PLWHs into care. As part of her commitment to success, she will accompany clients to medical visits, mental health appointments, substance use treatment, and social service appointments. Lastly, she will problem-solve all barriers that hinder treatment adherence.

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