Partners and ​Core Team​

Joanne Kline

CEO & CFO & Partner

Joanne has an extensive history working for state departments and public and private corporations in finance, accounting, business, and management and leads Family Empowerment Recovery Services as both the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer. 

Joe Accardi, LCSW, LCADC

Chief Business Officer & Partner

Joe has experience in working with adults and children with both mental illness and substance abuse issues as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. Joe obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Joe has experience working with clients that have ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and oppositional defiant disorder.   

Samantha Knocke, LPC, LCADC, CCTP, ACS

Chief Operations Officer & Partner

Samantha completed her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and is certified as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. She holds dual license in the State of NJ as a Professional Counselor and Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor. She volunteers to assist the county and state as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor. Samantha is trained in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She provides services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Samantha specializes in working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and severe and persistent mental illness. She recently became certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and is concerned with improving intervention to support trauma recovery for better emotional, physical and relationship health. 

Dr. Joe Adams, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS

Chief Clinical Officer & Partner

Dr. Joe Adams is a partner at “FERS” and serves as the Director. Dr. Adams graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Psychology. Dr. Adams is both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in NJ, as well as an approved and certified clinical supervisor. Dr. Adams has experience in a stabilization hospital for people with various developmental disabilities, methadone maintenance clinics, the welfare system, a modified therapeutic community, a mental heath group home for post-stabilization suicidal patients, as an adjunct professor, and has been the director of inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and co-occurring treatment programs across the South Jersey area. In addition to being a partner and Director at FERS, Dr. Adams is in private-practice.

Libby Snyder

Greg is a licensed professional counselor and has worked as a therapist in the Atlantic City High School Teen Center, Child and Adolescent units for Atlanticare, private practice, and as an in-community licensed therapist. Greg specializes in working with clients who are on the autism spectrum.