Recovery Community Center Staff

Madeline Desrosiers

Madeline Desrosiers
Title: Program Coordinator
Office Phone:  732-381-4100 X905
Languages: English

Madeline Desrosiers is the Recovery Center Program Coordinator at Prevention Links. Madeline has been with Prevention Links since 2018, and has been working in the recovery field for over three years. She began her recovery journey when she was only seventeen-years-old after losing her mother to substance use and uses that experience every day in her work. She knows firsthand how valuable it is to have a community of peers to support individuals on their recovery journeys and the profound impact that community involvement has on the lives of the people she serves. Madeline is a Rutgers University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in women and gender studies. She is not only passionate about recovery, but about social equity and firmly believes that holistic wellness is a human right for all. She is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and strives to make recovery spaces more inclusive through supporting multiple pathways to recovery. In her free time, Madeline enjoys any creative endeavor from graphic design to cooking, in addition to playing with her cat, Pluto. She also practices Vedic astrology and enjoys talking about her spiritual practice with those it may help. Ultimately, Madeline’s number one priority is to help people find a sense of belonging, purpose, and meaning in their own lives.

Sonya Elefante

Sonya Elefante
Title: Peer Support Supervisor
Office Phone: 732-381-4100 x 154
Languages: English

Sonya Elefante is the Peer Support Supervisor at Prevention Links, and oversees programs such as STAR, Family Support, RESTORE, and the Recovery Center. Sonya has been with Prevention Links for the past year, and has been working in the recovery field for over 5 years. Being a person in long term recovery herself since 2013, she knows firsthand the importance of recovery support and engagement programs. Sonya received her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University, and recently became a Licensed Social Worker. She is also a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, and has worked in both clinical and peer recovery settings. She believes in the important work that we do, and strives to work toward making the recovery space more inclusive and accommodating for everyone. In her free time, Sonya enjoys painting, drawing, and creating. Art and music are very important to her and she considers them part of her own recovery. Sonya also spends a lot of her time hanging out and exploring with her dog, Charlie. He is a very good boy who enjoys walks, making news friends, exploring new places, naps, and most importantly treats. Charlie supports those in recovery and the mission and value of Prevention Links!

Sara Tariq

Title: Recovery Mentor
Office Phone: 908-793-9800 X2
Languages: English and Urdu

Sara is a Recovery Mentor. She is few credits away from finishing her undergraduate degree! She majored in Psychology, English, and is completing her certification to become an English teacher in the state of New Jersey. Sara is passionate about her work and is eager to find creative ways to engage students in their learning and recovery processes. Sara loves to kick-box and go mountain biking during her free time.

Contact Info

Prevention Links
121-125 Chestnut Street Suite 301,
3rd Floor Roselle, New Jersey 07203
phone: 732-381-4100
TTY: 732.381.4192
Fax: 732.381.0140

Contact The Union County Community Peer Recovery Center