Pediatrician at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey

Dr. Alison Smoller, D.O.

Developmental Pediatrician in Monmouth County, NJ

Dr. Alison Smoller is double board certified and is an expert in the field of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Smoller completed her internship and residency in General Pediatrics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. After completing fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at New York University Medical Center, she joined Children’s Specialized Hospital where she worked for five years. In 2013 she established Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey. Dr. Smoller is also a consultant for the New Jersey State Board of Education, medical director for the Hawkswood School and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Autism Speaks, CHADD, and Autism NJ.  She has been honored as the recipient of the Pediatric Academic Society Travel Award in 2008. Her abstracts have been published in both the United States and Canada for her research in behavioral and developmental disorders. She was voted a Jersey Choice Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly Magazine years 2014 - 2018. She was also named Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors of 2013 and Castle Connolly's Top Doctors: New York Metro Area of 2015. 

Nurse Practitioner at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey

Morgan Sabins, APN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Monmouth County, NJ

Morgan Sabins is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a strong record of dedication, work and advocacy for special pediatric populations. Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Villanova University, College of Nursing. Following graduation, Morgan practiced as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Duke University Hospital, where she gained extensive experience with critically ill neonates. Morgan obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she also completed clinical rotations in pediatric primary care and adolescent specialty care.  Additionally, Morgan served as Contributing Author and Co-Editor for the book, Pediatric Case Studies To Develop Diagnostic Reasoning. Morgan is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Having been born and raised at the Jersey Shore, Morgan was eager to return to New Jersey as she began her own family. With a lifelong interest in providing nurturing, informed and supportive care of children, Morgan was also eager to join Dr. Smoller and Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey where her knowledge, skills, and experience positively impact the lives of the children and families she serves.

Nurse Practitioner at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey

Melanie DeNardo, APN

Melanie DeNardo, APN

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Monmouth County

Melanie is a highly qualified and compassionate healthcare professional with a dedication to improving mental health outcomes in her community. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Hackensack-Meridian School of Nursing at Georgian Court University, as well as a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University, specializing in psychiatric-mental health.

With a career primarily focused on Case Management, Melanie has been instrumental in guiding patients and families through the complexities of the healthcare system. It was during this time that she recognized the pervasive nature of the mental health crisis and the lack of resources for outpatient mental health care. Motivated by the needs of her patients, she pursued further specialization as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Drawing from both professional expertise and personal experience, Melanie brings a unique perspective to her practice. As a mother to a daughter with her own mental health challenges, she understands the importance of empathy and tailored care. This personal connection fuels her passion to support children and adolescents on their journey to wellness, empowering them to thrive and reach their full potential.

Born and raised in Monmouth County, Melanie is deeply rooted in her community. She is a devoted mother to three children and finds great fulfillment in serving her community each day.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Kris Borys

Kris Borys, LPC, LCADC, ACS

Professional Counselor and Mental Health Clinician in Monmouth County

Kris Borys is a highly regarded mental health clinician who brings her enthusiasm and engaging personality to all her clients. Kris is a dually licensed professional counselor with a vast knowledge of therapeutic modalities. Kris is fully licensed by the state of New Jersey as a LPC (licensed professional counselor), a LCADC (licensed certified alcohol and drug counselor) and she holds the ACS certification (approved clinical supervisor) which allows her to train new counselors emerging in the field. Kris has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years in a variety of capacities, including inpatient mental health treatment for children & adolescents, day treatment programs for children, in-home counseling for children/families as well as individual therapy for kids and adults. Kris earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the Ohio State University and her MS (Masters of Science) in mental health counseling from Monmouth University. Over the course of her career Kris has been exceedingly flexible and resourceful with engaging interpersonal skills, broad-based clinical experience and solid grounding in direct patient care. From her experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trauma focused interventions she brings a wealth of experience to our practice. Born and raised in Monmouth County Kris enjoys spending time swimming, listening to music, sitting beachside or cheering on her favorite college football team! Kris has been married for over 25 years and has two amazing adult daughters and three fur babies who also take up a lot of her time!!


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