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.

Rebecca J. Flood

Rebecca J. Flood
President & CEO

Rebecca J. Flood joins Ashley with nearly four decades of experience in the healthcare industry. She has demonstrated expertise in program development, implementation, evaluation, clinical oversight, business development and fiscal management. She previously served as the CEO of New Directions for Women for over 13 years. Prior to her time at NDFW she served as Vice President of Treatment Services for Seabrook House in Seabrook, New Jersey, developing a nationally recognized women’s program. She has volunteered countless hours serving on many Boards and committees such as the Association of Intervention Specialists, The Intervention Credentialing Board, the Delaware Alcohol and Drug Counselors Certification Board, the Delaware Alcoholism Council, and many others.

Richard Przywara

Richard Przywara
Executive 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.

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.

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.

Mark Hushen, O.S.F.S.
Chief Mission and Legacy Officer

Father Mark Hushen has been with Ashley since 2007 and brings a wealth of experience in the areas of 12 Step spirituality and alcohol and drug addiction treatment. He is a Catholic priest, a recovering alcoholic and addict, and served as the President of Ashley for 10 years. 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.

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.