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 Jim Denvir. Jim 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.
David T. Nassef, Interim President & CEO
David T. Nassef joins Ashley as the Interim President and CEO after serving over 15 years as the Chairman of the Board for Ashley Addiction Treatment. He served as Chairman of the Board at High Watch Recovery Center for 5 years and Gunster House for one year. He previously was Vice President, Global Government and Regulatory Affairs for Pitney Bowes Inc. where he was responsible for oversight and management of U.S. and International government and regulatory influencing activities within the company. Dave has served as the Chairman of the Connecticut State Ethics Commission, Vice Chairman of the Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Commission and was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps prior to joining Pitney Bowes. Dave is a graduate of Fairfield University and holds Advanced Certificates in Medical Ethics from the Albert Einstein and Columbia Schools of Medicine, and Language Expertise from the Defense Language Institute.
Richard Przywara, Senior Vice President, Operations
Richard Przywara, MPA, CFRE was most recently Executive Director for the West Chester University Foundation, responsible for a $50 million capital campaign and $6 million in annual fundraising and leading a $250 million revitalization project of the student residence halls. Prior to serving in this role, Rich was the general manager of the Department of Special Service for New Castle County, Delaware where he supervised a staff of over 450 and managed an annual operating and capital budget exceeding $100 million. He has also served as the Associate Dean for Alumni and Development at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington. He is a former YMCA Executive Director and Director of Development for YMCAs in MD and DE. He received his B.A. in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Delaware.
J. Gregory Hobelmann, M.D. Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Greg Hobelmann currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Ashley Addiction Treatment. In this role, he oversees the medical and nursing staff for both the inpatient and outpatient clinics. He previously served as a staff psychiatrist after completing his psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins. He has also completed an anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins in 2006 and has a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His treatment interests include addiction and chronic pain. Prior to arrival at Ashley, he worked as an interventional pain specialist.
Mark Hushen, M.Div., MA Chief Mission and Legacy Officer
Mark Hushen has been with Ashley since 2007 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in spirituality, recovery and wellness to the care of Ashley’s patients and families. In his role, he oversees all Spiritual Wellness Services including prayer, meditation, worship, retreat work, yoga, spiritual counseling, grief counseling, art therapy, massage, acupuncture and recreational activities. Prior to joining Ashley, he was an educator, faith leader and 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.
Tom Haller, SHRM-SCP Vice President of Human Resources
Tom has been with Ashley since March of 2011 and has over 33 years of HR experience in various HR roles. Prior to joining Ashley, Tom was the Director of Consulting for the HR Team. Tom has also worked in Pharmaceuticals, Defense Contracting, and held executive HR positions at both GE Capital and IBM. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland (summa cum laude) and a Master’s of Arts degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. In his current role at Ashley, Tom and his team oversees the entire HR function.
Alex Denstman, Vice President of Business Development
Alex started working at Ashley in 2009 as a Patient Care Coordinator and has since held several roles including Director of Alumni Services and later Director of Clinical Outreach. In his current role as Vice President of Business Development, he now oversees Intake, Clinical Outreach, Utilization Review, Communications, and our Patient Care Coordinators. Alex received his undergraduate degree from University of Baltimore in Health Systems Management with honors. His association with Ashley started in 2003 when, at age 20, he was a patient in our program. Alex has remained in recovery and is an active member of the local recovery community. He is passionate about using his personal experiences and 10+ years background in the industry to help ensure that patients, families, and referring professionals feel cared for and appropriately served at the intake and discharge stages of treatment.
Jeff Van Slyke, Vice President, Support Services
Jeffrey Van Slyke joins Ashley as the Vice President of Support Services. Jeff hails from Jonesborough Tennessee, and retired from the United States Air Force in 2014. Since then he has held the Director of Facilities position at Our Lady of Lourdes in Binghamton, New York, and the Corporate Director of Facilities position at Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) in Johnson City, Tennessee. Jeff has been in healthcare since 1993 and has extensive healthcare facilities and construction experience from both his military and private sector positions. He holds a BS in Kinesiology from Indiana University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Chapman University.
Andy Flood, Vice President, Information Technology
Andy joined Ashley in July 2018 with over 30 years of experience in leading and managing IT. Prior to joining Ashley, he spent his career with DuPont and Chemours where he held executive IT positions. Andy is passionate about the opportunity to work for Ashley, a company that provides hope for people whose lives are in despair. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from St. Joseph’s University. In his current role at Ashley, Andy provides leadership and oversight for the entire IT function.