Chief Communications Officer and Long-Term Program Director
As Chief Communications Officer and Long-Term Program Director, Joel serves as the executive manager providing oversight and leadership to all clinical and student (client) care departments. Joel manages, directs, plans, and coordinates the functions and activities for all therapeutic and academic student services. Joel has the authority, responsibility and accountability for establishing the standards of student care, practice and procedures as well as corporate oversight in planning standards to measure, assess, and improve student outcomes. Joel assists the CEO and other administrators in the development, formulation, and implementation of strategic planning and serves as part of the corporation’s executive management team.
After appox. 20 years in addiction, Joel entered Teen Challenge in 2003 as a student (client) and graduated the Teen Challenge program May 2004. Joel received his BA Degree in Behavioral Health & Addictions Studies from Alvernia University, his MA in Organizational Leadership from Summit University, and is currently enrolled in a Behavioral Health Org Leadership doctoral degree program at Grand Canyon University. Joel is also a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Certified Intervention Professional and a Certified Recovery Specialist. He is married to his treasure, Angie, also a Certified Intervention Professional. They have (2) sons, Brett and Nathan.