Ashley's Board of Directors is a passionate and energetic group of individuals committed to sustaining our co-founders' legacy of healing with dignity. Our Board is led by Chairman David Nassef. David is an experienced business person, a passionate Ashley advocate and a skilled leader. Ashley's Board is comprised of individuals with diverse professional backgrounds. Our Board is a working Board that focuses on governance and management issues while providing guidance and strategic oversight.

Mark Hushen, O.S.F.S.

President

Father Mark Hushen has been President of Ashley since 2007. He is a Catholic priest and a recovering alcoholic and addict. Fr. Mark brings a wealth of experience in the areas of 12 Step spirituality and alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Prior to joining Ashley, he served as the Director of Clinical Pastoral Care at Caron Treatment Centers in Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. from Penn State University, State College, his Master of Divinity from De Sales School of Theology, and his M.A. in counseling from The Catholic University of America.


Bernadette Solounias, M.D.

Senior VP of Treatment Services, Medical Director

Dr. Solounias joined Ashley in 1995. She was previously associated with the Division of Drug and Alcohol Abuse at University of Maryland Hospital where she directed the Alcohol and Drug Consultation Service, and also taught medical students and psychiatric resident physicians. Dr. Solounias is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists, the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Maryland Psychiatric Society. She is a speaker on the topics of dual diagnosis and women and addictions. She earned her M.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and did her residency in psychiatry at the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine. Her undergraduate and master's degrees are in nutrition from Cornell University. She is board-certified in psychiatry and also certified in the sub-specialty of addiction psychiatry.  


Steven M. Kendrick, M.B.A.

Chief Operating Officer, Senior VP

Steve Kendrick came to Ashley in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer after a nine-year tenure as Vice President and Corporate Director of IT at Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota. As Chief Operating Officer, the leaders of Facilities, Quality and Information Technology, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources report to him. Steve has an MBA from San Diego State University and a B.S. in business management from University of Redlands.


Daniel Berardi

VP of Support Services

Dan has been with Ashley since 2006 and has over 30 years experience in health care facilities management. Prior to joining Ashley, he was Director of Facilities Services at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Dan has a B.S. in management from Goldey-Beacom College. He has been a board member for the professional organization, Chesapeake Area Society for Healthcare Engineering for the past 10 years. In his role as Vice President of Support Services, Dan oversees maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, safety, security, communications, transportation and food services.


Charlotte Meck, RN, B.A., CARN, CHP, CPHRM

Director of Corporate Compliance, Quality and Risk Management

Charlotte has been with Ashley since 2001. She has over 40 years of experience in healthcare. Prior to joining Ashley she was the Director of Emergency Services at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and Harford Memorial Hospital. Charlotte has a B.A. in Health Care Management from Ottawa University and is a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) as well as a Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Manager (CPHRM). In her role, Charlotte oversees the organization’s licensure, accreditation, quality initiatives and clinical risk mitigation. She also serves as the HIPAA Privacy Officer.