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, President & CEO
David T. Nassef joins Ashley as the 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.
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.
Jennifer Aguglia, Vice President of Outpatient Services
Jennifer Aguglia, LCSW-C started working at Ashley in 2015 as a Clinical Supervisor and has since held several roles including Clinical Manager and Clinical Director. In her current role as the Vice President of Outpatient Services, she oversees the daily operations of both outpatient locations and the development of new outpatient services. Prior to taking on her role at Ashley, she was the Director of the Women and Children’s Program at Recovery Network, University Psychological Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore with a specialization in Mental Health. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland and Virginia. She is an approved Social Work supervisor for the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as well as a Professional Counselor supervisor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Approved Supervisor with the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors. Jennifer is passionate about working in the field of addiction, especially with the population of pregnant women and women with children.