Rebecca Graeber, Program and Compliance Manager

Rebecca was first with Allies in Caring as a Behavioral Assistant in 2015. Now, she is currently the Service Coordinator for the organization. She oversees and ensures the organization’s providers are given continuous support while acting as a liaison between Agencies, Therapists, and Behavioral Assistants. Prior to working for the agency, Rebecca volunteered for The Bancroft School, Bankbridge Elementary School, and Inspira Medical Center. Rebecca holds a Bachelors of Science in Social and Behavioral Studies from Stockton University.

Jessica Bernal, Respite Coordinator

Jessica Bernal-Quintero is the Respite Coordinator for Allies in Caring. Jessica is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Spanish and Psychology at Rutgers University. Her work includes heling families with fragile youth to enhance their relationships by giving them a relief from stress, anxiety and burn out via Respite Services. Jessica is passionate about the well-being of others, which she demonstrates by giving back to her community during her free time. She takes pleasure in admiring nature, reading, singing, and spending Sunday night watching the Patriot’s take home a big win!

Amy Ashenfelter, Clinical Director

Amy Ashenfelter is the Clinical Director of Allies in Caring and a Masters level therapist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Applied Psychology from Rowan University and a certificate from Drexel University in Applied Behavior Analysis and is currently pursuing BCBA certification.  She has post-graduate training in play therapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing with experience using CBT, sand tray and art as therapy.  Amy uses an eclectic, strengths based approach that values the importance of the family system.

She has extensive experience working with children and families affected by DCPP involvement, foster care, adoption, trauma, stress, grief/loss, AD/HD, anger issues, mood disorders, and abandonment/neglect.  She has had opportunities to work with child survivors of human trafficking and a solid understanding of the challenges, needs and resources for children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.