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Our Staff

Each of our Consultants is a certified master-level life coach who, in addition to their educational backgrounds and training, has received over 250 hours of direct mentoring from our founder, Dr. Benanti.

Contact information is available in their profiles.

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Dr. Sal Benanti

Founder/Director

Dr. Salvatore Benanti received his doctorate from Columbia University where he has been a guest lecturer ...

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John Penola

MEd, MFA, MLC, BCC

John is a nationally certified Master Life Coach who has been providing guidance and mentoring for individuals ...

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Melissa Austin

Assistant Director

When I first walked into the Center in 1998, I thought “I want to be here.” I needed a career change and that was the start of life-changing journey ...

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Kristen Huetz

MLC, BCC

Kristen graduated from Montclair University with a bachelors degree in Psychology, before becoming a nationally ...

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Lori Roberts

MLC, CWC

Lori Roberts is a Master Level Life Coach, a nationally certified Wellness Coach, Reiki Master and Meditation Teacher ...

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Sheryl Bishop

Accounts Manager

I’ve been the Accounts Manager of The Center since 2005. Although officially I deal with accounts receivable and payable, I especially enjoy ...

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Jorge Barreto

MLC, BCC

Jorge is a nationally certified Master Life Coach with a degree in Psychology from William Paterson University ...

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Kevin Simonson

MS, MLC

Coaching sessions with Kevin are like sharing a good cup of coffee with a friend who’s also sought the answers you seek ...