Chief Operating Officer
Ian Gershman has over 25 years’ experience in the behavioral health treatment field. He has worked in every possible milieu. From long-term residential treatment to hospital-based detox, to safer dancing for ecstasy users, and needle exchange initiatives. With this breadth of experience, nationally and internationally (nine years in the United Kingdom and two in Africa) Ian brings a strong world view in his approach to serving clients.
With an MBA, an MA in Education and Counseling, a CADC and a Licentiate Diploma in Acupuncture, as well as being certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Ian seeks to create dynamic, cohesive and collaborative organizational systems. tHis work includes mentoring and encouraging individual capacities in staff to provide an elegant and innovative treatment experience for clients. In his own words, his goal for making treatment services excellent is “we deal with the clients in front of us, no matter what issues they bring into treatment. Our objective is always to remove barriers, create access, encourage growth and recognize that resistance is an interpersonal dynamic – not necessarily a characteristic of the persons we serve. Given the right tools and the ability to use them the people we serve can do amazing things”.