OCD New Jersey Board of Directors
Allen H. Weg. Ed.D. - President
Dr. Allen Weg is a New Jersey licensed psychologist. While employed for 14 years at a major Central New Jersey community mental health center, he worked with a large variety of clients, but found himself particularly interested in working with people suffering from anxiety disorders, and in particular, OCD.
Dr. Weg's independent practice, Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, LLC, is located in East Brunswick. He and his associates specialize in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders for children, adolescents and adults. They offer individual and group treatment. More than 3/4 of the clients seen have a primary diagnosis of OCD. You can find out more about Dr. Weg by going to his website at StressAndAnxiety.com.
Marla Deibler, Psy.D.- Vice President
Dr. Marla Deibler is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia,LLC, an outpatient behavioral health treatment center that specializes in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
You can find our more about her practice and what she does by going to her web site at: thecenterforemotionalhealth.com
Robert Zambrano, Psy.D. - Treasurer
Dr. Zambrano is a licensed psychologist at Stress and Anxiety Services of NJ in East Brunswick. He received her Masters of Psychology and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP).
Dr. Zambrano has been certified by the Trichotillomania Learning Center in the Treatment of Trichotillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviors (i.e. skin picking, nail biting, etc.) Dr. Zambrano works with clients of all ages who have OCD and other anxiety disorders and is proud to volunteer his time with OCDNJ. You can find out more about Dr. Zambrano at StressAndAnxiety.com
Rachel Strohl, Psy.D. - Secretary
If you have been to any of our conferences or quarterly meetings over the last several years, you have probably seen her. She can usually be seen taking photos or furiously taking notes on the presentation being given.
Dr. Rachel Strohl is a licensed psychologist at Stress and Anxiety Services of NJ in East Brunswick. She received her Masters of Psychology and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). Dr. Strohl received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from George Washington University, Washington, DC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned many distinguished honors, such as induction in Phi Beta Kappa and the Psychology Honors Program.
She has developed a specialization in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders and works with adults, adolescents, and children. She has experience working with clients individually, in families, and in groups. We consider Dr. Strohl to be a great asset to our growing organization and feel very fortunate to have her share with us her clinical skills and insight, as well as her cheerful disposition! You can find out more about Dr. Strohl by going to StressAndAnxiety.com.
Nicole Torella - Board Member
"I became interested in OCD a few years ago when a family member and I were both diagnosed with OCD by two different doctors. I joined the affiliate so I could continually learn more about OCD and began to volunteer as the newsletter editor almost two years ago.
I work full-time at a county college in central NJ in the Department of Marketing and College Communications as the Manager of Publications and Communications. In my responsibilities at work, I am an editor/writer and a desktop publisher, and thought it would be fun to volunteer my time and skills to help out the OCDNJ"
Ina and Julian Spero - Board Members
Julian Spero was a retail merchant for 35 years and was joined by his wife Ina for the last 15 years that the business was in operation.
They are the parents of an adult son who is an OCD sufferer.
Upon their retirement in 1995, they began working to form the NJ Affiliate of the National OCF. Finally, in 1998, their efforts came to fruition in incorporating the NJ Affiliate. When not involved in the Affiliate work, they continue to offer their volunteer services to the Trenton War Memorial and to Raritan Valley Community College.
Jordan Levy, Ph.D.- Board Member
Dr. Levy is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Livingston, New Jersey and in Manhattan. He works primarily with adults, adolescents and children living with anxiety and OCD, including the Purely-Obsessional subtype.
Dr. Levy received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University. He has previously established an innovative online OCD support group as well as a comprehensive intensive treatment program for individuals suffering with OCD. You can find more about his practice at
Michelle Villani, MA- Board Member
Michelle Villani is a doctoral student in the Psy.D. program at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Michelle received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 2008. Prior to becoming a doctoral student, she has worked with children and adolescents in the New Jersey public school system as a School Counselor. Throughout her doctoral training, she became particularly interested in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders through cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy. Upon graduation, Michelle plans to become a licensed psychologist. Michelle has also functioned as the Volunteer Coordinator for OCD New Jersey since early 2016. If interested in finding out more about volunteering, you can reach Michelle directly at firstname.lastname@example.org