Partners and ​Core Team​

Greg Koguc, LPC


Gregory has been in practice for nearly 20 years. He is a licensed professional counselor and has a certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Greg 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.  At Family Empowerment Recovery Services, Gregory is both a substance abuse professional and a private practitioner. 

Joe Accardi, LCSW, LCADC


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.   At Family Empowerment Recovery Services, Joe is both a substance abuse professional and a private practitioner.

Samantha Knocke, LPC, LCADC, CCTP, ACS


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. At Family Empowerment Recovery Services, Samantha is both a substance abuse professional and a private practitioner.

Dr. Joe Adams, 


Managing 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.

Joanne Kline

Partner & CFO

Libby Snyder

Office Manager