Meet The Team
Founder & Managing Director
Laura Buckley, LSW (she/her)
Laura Buckley, Founder and Managing Director of Buckley Collaborative, is a passionate and strengths-based leader who has demonstrated experience empowering individuals, building successful teams, implementing effective programs, and creating lasting impact. Laura uses her social work background and years as a direct-care provider and non-profit leader to support whole-person care across systems. Laura honed these skills working across the globe in various sectors, including healthcare, housing, behavioral health, criminal justice, and child welfare. Read more about Laura.
Gladys Antelo-Allen, LPN (she/her)
Gladys is a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of New Jersey who brings a decade’s worth of experience in the healthcare and social services field with roles ranging in care management as a Nurse Care Coordinator working within the Population Health realm, to an Associate Director within a social service non profit organization. In addition to her years as a direct-care provider, Gladys is a skilled facilitator and emcee who has worked with large health institutions and small non profits across the United States
Emet Bergman, LCSW (they/them)
Emet Bergman is the founder of Transformative Psychotherapy LLC and a frequent collaborator with Buckley Collaborative. Emet’s lived experience as a non-binary transmasculine queer licensed clinical social worker informs their politicized, anti-oppression approach to psychotherapy with queer and trans youth and families across the state of PA. They are trained in adult learning and SEL practices and are committed to using a harm reduction approach, supporting folk to explore their experiences with drugs/drug use and sex work within the safety of a relational and dynamic therapeutic relationship.
LaTonya Oliver, LSW (she/her)
LaTonya is a Buckley Collaborative consultant and the Founder and owner of O.A.R. Counseling & Consulting Services. She is a visionary leader with experience in executive healthcare leadership and strategic planning with a passion for individualized coaching. Her skills include strategic business development and operational implementation, including strategic and financial issues within community and hospital based sectors.Her passions include teaching to dismantle white supremacy and reduce biases to create sustainable environments embedded in equity and justice.
Alex Staropoli, JD (she/her)
Alex is the Director of Advocacy and Communications at Fair Share Housing Center where she is responsible for the organization’s policy portfolio and strategy. Most recently, she worked as a policy consultant and strategist in New Jersey. She previously held positions at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Drug Policy Alliance, the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention, and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. Alex serves on the Camden County Housing Trust Fund and the Camden County Local Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Ariana Zeno, LCSW, MCP (she/her)
Ariana is a Buckley Collaborative consultant and licensed clinical social worker. Her approach is compassionate, humorous and committed to finding what works best for people to live their life more fully. Her private therapy practice works with adults and couples working with folks experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and queer folks exploring questions of gender identity and sexuality. In addition to her private practice, Ariana also provides crisis management and care coordination in emergency room and outpatient settings.