The staff of YES consists of administrators, support staff, and health professionals with extensive education and experience in social work, mental health counseling, prevention and treatment of addictions, family therapy and public health.
Staff includes licensed clinical and master social workers, licensed mental health counselors, credentialed addiction counselors, credentialed prevention professionals, family therapists, peer advocates, and public health professionals. A psychiatrist, registered nurse, and nurse practitioners are also available to serve children, adolescents, and adults within the addiction treatment programs.
Adrienne LoPresti, LCSW-R
Adrienne LoPresti obtained her Master’s in Social Work in 1997 from Adelphi University and has been working at YES Community Counseling Center since that time, currently serving as the agency’s Executive Director. She specializes in working with adolescents, families, substance abuse and individuals affected by trauma. Mrs. LoPresti is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and EMDR. As the Executive Director of YES Community Counseling Center, she provides community and professional trainings and is also certified through the NYS Department of Education as a trainer for the state mandated child abuse identification program. She serves as Vice President for the Nassau Alliance of Addiction Services and the Coalition of Nassau County Youth Service Agencies.
Mark Wenzel, LMSW
Mark Wenzel has served as the agency Assistant Director for the past 28 years. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker who is responsible for a wide range of services and programs. He represents the agency in the community through a variety of committees and memberships. Mr. Wenzel coordinates special projects, community development, and fundraising for the organization including YES Adopt-A-Family Program, Backpack Program, and the summer leisure project to name just a few.
Angela Piccininni, LCSW-R, CASAC
Associate Director of Clinical Services
Angela Piccininni obtained her Master’s in Social Work at New York University and began working at YES Community Counseling Center in 2003. Ms. Piccininni is certified in Motivational Enhancement Therapy & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MET/CBT-5) and is a certified facilitator and trainer of the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) assessment tool. Ms. Piccininni also holds a credential as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor and specializes in addictions, as well as working with young adults, families and survivors of trauma.
Corinne Alba, LMHC, CPP, CASAC
Associate Director of Prevention, Trainings and Education Services
Corinne Alba is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, and a Certified Prevention Professional. She obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling from Long Island University and has been working at YES Community Counseling Center since 2007. As the Associate Director of Community, Outreach and Training she works with local communities, schools, coalitions, and businesses to provide outreach and education. Corinne facilitates the training and education programs and oversees the Federal Grant Programs awarded to the agency to support prevention, treatment and recovery efforts to address substance use.
Liz Acceta, LCSW
Program Director of Addiction & Support Services
Elizabeth Accetta is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University. She has many years of experience providing individual, group and family counseling to those struggling with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, addiction, anger management, stress, concerns regarding depression and anxiety, marital/family discord, self-esteem, and building coping skills. Prior to working at YES, Elizabeth has specialized working with individuals and their loved ones battling addiction in outpatient settings. Elizabeth believes in meeting the individual where they’re at and utilizes a range of therapeutic techniques such as motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral, twelve step facilitation, solution focused and strengths based.
Kathleen Coletta, LCSW-R
Kathleen Coletta is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working at YES Community Counseling Center since 2008. A graduate of Adelphi University with her Masters in Social Work, she is certified to perform evidenced-based programs including Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, BASICS and Active Parenting. Kathleen has over 12 years clinical experience working with individuals, families and groups impacted by addiction. In 2020 Kathleen joined the YES Community Counseling Center’s prevention team to train professionals in evidenced-based prevention programs and provide workshops to meet the needs of our communities.