The Board of Trustees of Caron Treatment Centers (Caron) has partnered with WittKieffer to seek an inspirational and innovative leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This CEO will lead an internationally recognized, not-for-profit healthcare organization that is dedicated to the research, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, behavioral healthcare and addiction medicine. For more than 65 years, Caron has helped thousands of individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families begin to manage this chronic, treatable disease. Headquartered in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, Caron has a historic legacy of patient-centered care that is their touchstone and their inspiration.
Caron provides a full continuum of care from pre-treatment services to post-treatment support. Caron's lifesaving, patient-centric behavioral healthcare and substance use disorder treatment programs are rooted in clinical expertise, 12-step program precepts, and evidence-based practices that include primary, relapse and longer-term in-patient treatment, as well as outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization services. These services are provided for adolescents, young adults, adults and older adults, in addition to services for families affected by the disease of addiction. Spirituality has always been integral to Caron's treatment philosophy and can have a profound, positive impact on recovery. Caron cares for over 17,000 individuals and families annually supported by approximately 650 employees as an organization with $90 million in net revenue and $227 million in assets.
Caron's signature inpatient programs in Pennsylvania and Florida address the unique clinical, medical and psychological needs of certain populations who require and desire a specialized, concierge level of care. The signature Ocean Drive and Caron Renaissance programs are located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Other signature programs include Caron's Grand View program in Wernersville, its Older Adult programs located in Caron's state-of-the art medical centers on the Pennsylvania and Florida campuses, Caron Florida's Mental Health program and Caron Florida's Professionals program. Caron offers outpatient and intensive outpatient services at its Recovery Centers that are based in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Wyomissing, PA and through Arlington, Virginia-based Encore Outpatient Treatment Center, a joint venture with Maryland Addiction Recovery Center. Caron's Recovery Center located in New York City provides recovery and referral services and educational resources for people leaving treatment, those in recovery, family members and educators.
This is a career-defining role for a leader committed to excellence and innovation in the substance use disorder and behavioral healthcare treatment industry. The new CEO will be responsible for leading all aspects of Caron, as the organization strives to be a regional and national leader for addiction treatment and recovery services. This individual will report to the Caron Board of Trustees, working closely with the Board and Caron's executive leadership team to align goals and execute effective strategies on behalf of the communities served by Caron. Caron's CEO will have a passion for and commitment to the highest quality of care for patients and their families and will embrace and personify the mission and core values of Caron. This executive leadership position requires a collaborative, dynamic, energetic, visible and seasoned professional with extensive healthcare experience, who appreciates the unique needs of one of the leading substances use disorder, recovery and behavioral healthcare treatment organizations in the country.
The ideal candidate will bring strong business and financial acumen and prior experience as a CEO, or as an executive with extensive board interaction. Candidates must have a strong and successful record in operations and strategic planning in healthcare, ideally in organizations focused on addiction treatment and/or behavioral health services. Leadership experience in a highly competitive industry sector, in organizations that cover multiple sites and a large geographic footprint, will be beneficial, along with experience leading and supporting the fundraising activities of a major not-for-profit organization. We seek individuals with strong emotional and social intelligence, who have demonstrated an ability to connect with individuals in a meaningful way at all levels of an organization. Additionally, because of the visibility and national prominence of this position, the ideal candidate will have a capacity for effective public advocacy and will have demonstrated success as a spokesperson to donors, the public, news media, Congress and related audiences.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted to the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here. For additional questions, please contact the consultants supporting this search, Jim King and Michelle Johnson, through the office of Trey Wilson, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caron Treatment Centers values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.