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
President & CEO
In more than 4 decades of experience in the health care industry, Becky Flood has demonstrated expertise in program development, clinical oversight, business development and fiscal management. As Vice President of Treatment Services at Seabrook in New Jersey, where she served for 26 years, she oversaw the organization’s residential treatment programs and the planning of specialized treatment for women, adolescents, and individuals with co-occurring disorders. While serving as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Directions for Women for over 14 years, her expertise was used exclusively on issues relating to women of all ages, pregnant women in any trimester, and women with dependent children affected by addiction. As President and CEO of Ashley Addiction Treatment, Becky will have a central role in guiding Ashley to adapt and evolve to meet the ever growing addiction and mental health epidemic. Ms. Flood earned her Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, is a Nationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (NCAC II), Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), and a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). Additionally she has always been committed to giving back to the field and has given of her time, talent, and treasure by serving on boards, providing training at national conferences, and serving as a CARF surveyor. She currently serves as a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Board, TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services Board, and President and Co-Founder of the Women’s CEO Global Alliance (WCEOG); a behavioral health roundtable.
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, 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.
Becky Kiersznowski, LCSW-C, CCDP-D, CCDC, MAC
Vice President, Clinical Services
Becky Kiersznowski, LCSW-C, CCDP-D, CCDC, MAC, joins Ashley as the Vice President of Clinical Services – Chief Clinical Officer. Becky began working in the mental health/addiction field in 1990 and has progressed into higher leadership positions throughout her career. Recently she was the Director Co-Occurring and Addiction Services at Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services, and worked in the Behavioral Health Unit at Union Hospital. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Delaware and a Master of Social Work from Delaware State University.
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.
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.
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.
Carla has been with Ashley since 2016 and has over 30 years of Finance and Accounting experience. Prior to joining Ashley, Carla was the VP of Finance for Onward Behavioral Health and the Director of Finance for Union Hospital of Cecil County. Carla has a B.S. in Accounting from West Chester University with honors. In her role as Corporate Controller, Carla and her team oversee the Finance Department, Purchasing, Patient Accounts and Patient Financial Services.