Leon I. Rosenberg, MD
Psychiatrist / Medical Director
Dr. Leon Rosenberg graduated from Harvard University with Honors in Biology in 1974 and received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York–Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse in 1978. He has been working in the field of psychiatry since then, beginning with an Internship in Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Hospital and followed by a residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1981. He then completed a two year fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Hahnemann University Hospital in 1983. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, and he completed a two year fellowship in Child Psychiatry.
Dr. Rosenberg has been in the private practice of adult, adolescent and child psychiatry since 1982. He has been the President and Medical Director of the Center for Emotional Fitness since 1983. His dedication and caring manner have earned him the respect of both patients and colleagues. His treatment philosophy centers on patients’ well-being by educating patients to promote their own Emotional Fitness by understanding their conditions. Dr. Rosenberg has been conducting clinical trials in psychiatric medicine since 1995. He has been the Principal Investigator of over 175 clinical trials.
Dr. Rosenberg has written the book, The Authoritative Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis, a must read for patients, physicians, and any and all lay and professional individuals, whether they are concerned about themselves or their loved ones. His expertise is often called upon for doing independent medical evaluations, child study evaluations, forensic psychiatric evaluations and court testimony. Dr. Rosenberg has served on local and national advisory boards for many of pharmaceutical companies and is a sought after speaker.
He is also the editor of two books, Buzz the Bookworm and Decisions, Decisions that teach cognitive behavioral management to children and adolescents, respectively.
Dr. Rosenberg is a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and the New Jersey Psychiatric Society.
Dr. Rosenberg spends most of his professional time overseeing the care and treatment of all of the clinical trial subjects at the Center for Emotional Fitness and is directly involved with each and every clinical trial subject in the studies conducted at the Center for Emotional Fitness.
Dr. Rosenberg spends his personal time with his family, exercising and gardening. Dr. Rosenberg is an avid gardener.
Jake Rosenberg, MD
Dr. Jake Rosenberg graduated from University of Pennsylvania with Honors in Applied Science and received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York - Downstate College of Medicine in 2012. He has been working in the field of psychiatry since then, with a residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center from 2012 to 2016. He then completed a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Dr. Rosenberg joined CFEF in 2018. In case you were wondering, Dr. Jake Rosenberg is Dr. Leon Rosenberg's son.
Hayon Kim Choe, CMA, CCRC
Director of Clinical Research
Kim is a dedicated and experienced clinical research professional. Kim received her training and certification as a Medical Assistant from the Omega Institute where she was on the Dean’s List and received numerous awards for her academic achievements. She also received her CCRC certification from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Kim brings to CFEF her dedicated and caring manner and her experience with over 175 clinical trials since 1999 including psychiatric and internal medicine trials. Kim manages all of the clinical trials conducted at CFEF. She also conducts in-house audits to assure adherence to protocols, GCPs, CFRs, and SOPs and develops systems, procedures and processes to improve both overall staff performance and study conduct. Kim had been with CFEF since 2002.
Donna Rose M. Colucci, MLT, CCRC
Director of Regulatory and Financial Affairs
Donna is a highly experienced and dedicated medical professional with numerous years in clinical research. Her background also includes Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Office Manager and IV/Nursing Department Supervisor. She received her degree in Medical Technology from the St. Agnes Medical Center-School of Medical Technology and certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician from the Philadelphia County Medical Society. Donna attended Gloucester County College for Information Systems where she was on the President's List and also received a Certificate in Management Training. Donna brings to CFEF her attention to detail and her experience with over 175 clinical trials siince 1998. She received her CCRC certification from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Donna handles all of the regulatory and financial documents. She also develops and updates CFEF's Standard Operating Procedures, reviews and develops systems, procedures and processes to improve both overall staff performance and study conduct, develops CFEF's detailed study specific source workbooks. Donna has been with CFEF since 2003.
Jin Jang, BA, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Jin is a dedicated and detailed professional. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations from Rutgers University. She received her research training here at CFEF. Jin brings to CFEF her professional manner and great enthusiasm. Jin has been with CFEF since 2020.
Jennifer Mellon, MST, CRC
Jennifer is a dedicated medical and research professional. She received her training and certification as a Multi-Skilled Technician from the Omega Institute. She received her research training here at CFEF. Jennifer brings to CFEF her caring manner and attention to detail. She has experience with over 100 clinical trials. Jennifer has been with CFEF since 2005.
Elisabel Albizu , NCPT, NCET
Elisabel is a dedicated medical and research professional. She received her training as a Cardiology Technician and Phlebotomy Technician from the Star Career Academy and her certification from the National Center for Competency Testing . She received her research training here at CFEF. Elisabel brings to CFEF her caring manner and attention to detail.
Elisabel has been with CFEF since 2016.
Terri Marini, RNBC, CARN
Psychiatric Nurse Manager
Terri has been with CFEF since 2009. Terri is a Licensed Professional Nurse, having licenses from NJ and Pennsylvania. She holds certifications from the American Nurses’ Association in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, and from the International Nurses’ Society of Addictions. Terri has held various positions in her field. She was one of the first RNs in the State of NJ to be certified as a NJ State Screener. She coordinated emergency psychiatric services in Burlington County for many years managing the county designated crisis program. Since 2002, her focus has included the field of addiction. Terri has worked in the both the public and private sectors of care having managed opioid treatment programs, providing consultation to private medical practices, and now in clinical trials.
Office Manager and Billing Manager
Alyssa has been with CFEF since 2007 where she started as the receptionist. She took a short break from CFEF to further her education and graduated cum laude from Wilmington University with a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science. Since her return to CFEF, she has taken on the role of Office and Billing Manager of the private practice. Alyssa is a dedicated employee who brings her cheery attitude and years of experience to the office everyday. Alyssa is a dedicated employee to CFEF and is committed to helping the patients.
Jennifer has been happily at home with CFEF since 2014 as the front desk receptionist. She will greet you with a smile and a zest of life attitude. Always upbeat, Jennifer, because of her nurturing nature and years of experience is an asset to the CFEF. She has hands on experience with special needs, brain trauma as well as terminally ill individuals. Jennifer’s warm personality will make you feel comfortable the moment you walk into the door.