A nurturing, supportive team with more than 40 years of experience.

At Endeavor House North, we understand that every person’s experience with drug and alcohol addiction is different.

Our nurturing professionals help you gain lifelong freedom from addiction with personalized treatment that focuses on your whole health and wellness. Beyond your physical recovery, we help you build a healthy mind with practical strategies to manage everyday stress and triggers. Every treatment plan is personalized, allowing you to take each step at your pace so you have the time you need to start your new life with confidence.

Our Staff

Bethsaida Rivera, MHS, LCADC, CCS

Executive Director Bethsaida Rivera began working in substance abuse treatment as a counselor intern in 2006. After obtaining her certification in 2009, she joined the team at Endeavor House before going on to earn her master’s degree in human services and her LCADC. In 2019, Ms. Rivera returned to Endeavor House as Executive Director. Her dedication is exemplified daily in her care and passion for creating an environment that fosters the wellness of clients & staff alike. In her free time, Bethsaida provides in-home counseling through St. Claire’s social services. She is also a proud grandparent of three.

Denise Pisaniello, RN

Director Of Nursing A uniquely dedicated professional, Denise Pisaniello brings over 10 years of nursing experience to her addiction treatment work at Endeavor House. Prior to her engagement as Director of Nursing, Ms. Pisaniello was a Charge Nurse at Straight and Narrow. Her selfless passion for helping people with substance abuse issues is evident in every facet of her work and deeply supports the mission and vision of Endeavor House. Ms. Pisaniello states that her goal is “to be able to enrich the lives of all clients who come through our facility.”

Candace Kotkin-DeCarvalho, MSW, LCADC, RYT, CCTP

Clinical Director of Outpatient Services Passionate about providing individualized treatment for clients of all backgrounds, Candace brings nearly a decade of hands-on experience to her role as the Clinical Director of Outpatient Services, having recently led the Alternative Recovery and Wellness program at Advanced Health & Education in Eatontown. A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Registered Yoga Teacher, Candace also holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Steven Costa

Alumni Coordinator Steven Costa is our Alumni Coordinator for Endeavor House. He is a certified recovery specialist who has been working in the field of addiction for a year. Steven thrives in helping the alumni and he chose this field because he has a passion for helping others. Using his own story and recovery journey to be the hope for his alumni and to show that with motivation and dedication recovery is possible. Steven has a strong, but gentle approach to his alumni. Always having their back and making sure they know they can always turn to him with their recovery in a time of need. He is their biggest advocate and cheerleader, but will also hold them accountable when needed.