Our Team

Heather Simms, Deputy Director of Peer Advocacy and Community Initiatives, 

Heather Simms started her journey with CSPNJ in 2001 as a recipient of supportive housing services. She has embraced the opportunity to grow within the agency. Since 2002, Heather has been employed at CSPNJ using her life experience to be a voice for all. Heather has had various positions in her years at CSPNJ starting as a direct support worker in Supported Housing to numerous specialty positions including Housing, Employment and Wellness and Recovery. She has also worked to mentor new support workers and oversee a peer led supported housing program with in a Community Wellness Center. Heather has been recognized by NJAMHA in 2007 for “Consumer Provider of the Year” and also in 2017 for “Outstanding Leadership”. As Deputy Director of Peer Advocacy and Community Initiatives she is using both her lived and professional experience to lead advocacy efforts and oversee the Community and Hospital Wellness centers, in addition to overseeing wellness respite services in Middlesex County.

Juliet Quiles, MS, LAC, NCC, Program Manager

Juliet Quiles 

Rebecca Slutter, BA, CPRP, Wellness Associate

Rebecca Slutter, BA, CPRP has received her CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Johnson State College in 2011.   Rebecca completed an internship with Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, assisting refugee individuals in obtaining resources necessary for acclimation into the country.  Rebecca has worked for Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey at the Respite House since its opening in April, 2014. Rebecca is passionate about the mental health field. Rebecca's specialities in the Respite House include music therapy, yoga, and meditation. 

Blossom Toussaint, BS, Wellness Associate

Blossom Toussaint, BS, obtained her BS in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology from Kean University and Rutgers University. She currently works as a Wellness Associate for CSPNJ’s Wellness Respite Services of Middlesex County, NJ, which empowers individuals to transform crisis into an opportunity for personal growth. From 2013 to 2015, Blossom was the Program Coordinator of CSPNJ’s Enhanced Services in central New Jersey. In that role, Blossom served and provided support to individuals who were transitioning from long term psychiatric hospitalization to reintegration in the community. Blossom also volunteers at the Veterans Affairs hospital in East Orange and has volunteered with UMDNJ in the past.