Northbound Treatment Leadership

More than any other aspect of the Northbound experience, it is our people that sets us apart. 

Northbound Treatment Services’® leadership team is comprised of the top doctors, therapists, addiction counselors, psychologists, and clinical social workers, all of whom are passionately committed to helping people achieve long-term recovery from alcoholism and addiction.

200

years of combined expertise across the leadership team

88%

of staff would recommend Northbound as a great place to work

100%

of staff are trained in addiction

Northbound’s Leadership Team

Northbound’s leadership team has more than 200 years of combined experience working in behavioral healthcare. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our clients and helping them achieve long-term recovery from alcoholism and addiction. We are passionate about creating a company focused on exceptional organizational health. Leadership has developed a system of top-down transparency, authenticity, and honesty that has served as the solid foundation upon which Northbound is built. We have found that happy, healthy staff members provide the best care to everyone who steps through our doors.

Degrees include:

  • MD (Medical Doctor/Psychiatrist)
  • DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, PhD (Psychologist)
  • LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
  • LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
  • M.Ed (Master of Education)
  • CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • JD (Juris Doctor)
  • CIP (Certified Intervention Professional)
  • LAADC (Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor)

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Paul Alexander
Chief Executive Officer

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Beth Durling
Chief Operating Officer

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Erick Rocca
Chief Financial Officer

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Jillian Kristofferson
Chief Marketing Officer

Dr. Thankachen
Medical Director

1:1

Staff-to-Client Ratio

95%

of our referrals come from professionals who trust us

30%

of Northbound staff members are alumni

Clinical Leadership

Northbound’s sophisticated treatment professionals lead our behavioral care effort. They help clients embrace their new recovery lifestyle through key supportive programs and services where they foster a new confidence and independence. Through a collaborative treatment approach our therapists, case managers, and psychiatrists match the needs of each client with the appropriate therapeutic modality such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, group counseling and medication management.

Clinical Leadership Team

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Taylor Pyle
Primary Clinician/Therapist
Mayra Hernandez
Mayra Hernandez
Primary Clinician/Therapist

Michelle Robbins
Michelle Robbins
Clinical Case Manager

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Maggie Scotto
Yoga Fitness Instructor

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Chelsea Duclos
Clinical Outreach Manager

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Alexa Pelech
Clinical Outreach

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Trauma Therapy Support Dog

 

 

Administrative & Operations Leadership Team

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Anna Trusk
Director of financial Affairs

Dani Vujnovic
Director of Admissions

Jeff Hamilton
Jeff Hamilton
Director of Operations

 

 


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Ryan Snodgrass
Clinical Director

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David Allen Gates
Director of Family Services & Continued Care

Cielo Samudio
Director of Nursing & Healthcare

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Michele McIntyre
Detox Program Manager



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Taylor Pyle
Primary Clinician/Therapist
Mayra Hernandez

Mayra Hernandez
Primary Clinician/Therapist

Michelle Robbins

Michelle Robbins
Clinical Case Manager



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Maggie Scotto
Yoga Fitness Instructor



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Chelsea Duclos
Clinical Outreach Manager

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Alexa Pelech
Clinical Outreach

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North
Trauma Therapy Support Dog

 

 

Administrative & Operations Leadership Team


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Anna Trusk
Director of financial Affairs

Dani Vujnovic
Director of Admissions

Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton
Director of Operations


 

 

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Article Reviewed by Paul Alexander

Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.

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