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Our Team

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Gateway Foundation Leadership

The Gateway Foundation executive leadership is a team of seasoned professionals with in-depth experience in substance use disorder treatment.

Jeremy Klemanski, MBA

President & CEO

Gregg Dockins, CCJP, LCDC

Corrections Division President

Tomas Del Rio

Chief Financial Officer

Roueen Rafeyan, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Robert K. Miller, MBA

Chief Marketing Officer

Deborah G. Solmor, J.D., CCEP

General Counsel

Jim Scarpace

Chief Clinical Officer

Ave Costa

Director of Development

Gateway Foundation Board of Directors

Gateway Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the community. The group leverages their collective professional and life experience in governing the organization and its related entities.

Chair Arla Lach
Partner, Grant Thornton

Vice Chair Larry Singer
Professor, Loyola Law School

Treasurer Julie Brady
Partner, Grant Thornton

Secretary Ivy Walker
Founder, AskCoda; Co-Founder Helios Digital Learning

Melanie Barnes
Sikich, Partner

Mary Cesare-Murphy PhD
Patton Healthcare Consulting, Principal

Justin Dearborn, C.P.A
PatientBond, Inc., Chief Executive Officer

John Drevs
Loyola University, Director Web Services

Paula Elliott
Impact Advisors, VP

Simone Jones J.D., M.PH.
Sidley Austin, LLP Partner

Elio Montenegro
Genesis at Home, Senior Director Administration

France Pitera
Retired Business Executive

Jennifer Vidis
Deputy Commissioner/Chief Program Officer

Ben Younger
Riveron Consulting, Managing Director

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Our Team

Gateway prides itself on hiring the most credentialed, qualified, experienced and compassionate team members throughout the organization. We know first-hand that the quality of care delivered, is based on the quality of the person delivering the care. From our Board and CEO to our counselors and psych techs, everyone in the organization has been hand-picked and has undergone a thorough evaluation before joining our team. Many of our team members are in recovery as well and have experienced what our patients and families are going through. We believe in a servant-leadership philosophy which means that no matter what position someone has, we are here to serve those around us.