Gaudenzia’s established group of professionals has over 300 years of combined experience in substance use disorders and related fields.
As a team, we are passionate about our mission, work on some of the most challenging and complex substance use problems our clients face, and deliver high-impact outcomes every day.
Dale Klatzker, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Gaudenzia, Inc.
Dr. Klatzker has over 40 years of leadership experience in behavioral health…Read More
Patricia McKernan, DSW, LSW
Chief of Staff
Dr. McKernan has over 30 years of experience in behavioral healthcare, community corrections, and homeless services…Read More
Gadi Aronson, MSW
Chief Community Engagement Officer
Mr. Aronson is responsible for the agency’s private sector fundraising. He brings more than 35 years…Read More
Clay Cauley, Sr., Esq.
With more than 17 years of experience as an attorney, Mr. Cauley is an advanced litigator…Read More
Nicholas Chaban, MBA, MST
Chief administrative officer
Mr. Chaban has over 30 years of financial management leadership experience. He holds a…Read More
CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER
Brandi Ernst joined Gaudenzia in 2021, as the Chief Impact Officer. In this role, she will oversee branding, marketing…Read More
Doug Hilton, SPHR
CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
Doug Hilton began working for Gaudenzia in a contractor capacity and HR leader in March 2020…Read More
Bhavani Raghavan Lobo, MA
Director of quality assurance
Ms. Raghavan Lobo has over 19 years of experience in the substance use disorder, criminal justice, and mental health fields…Read More
David Slinger, MBA
President, gaudenzia foundation, Inc.
Mr. Slinger’s track record includes overseeing the launch of many of Gaudenzia’s program sites, from…Read More
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Stewart began working for Gaudenzia in early 2020 managing the revenue cycle within Finance… Read More
CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER
Ms. Velasquez has done much to advance the treatment and awareness… Read More
Bill Wilson, MS
CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER
Mr. Wilson is responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation… Read More
Kristy E. Blalock, LCPC, LCADAS, MAC, NCC, BCPC, CADS
Ms. Blalock has over 20 years of behavioral health experience providing clinical and…Read More
Florence Paige, MHS
Ms. Paige has worked in the behavioral health field for over 30 years. Her work in…Read More
Ms. Hannah has served in various roles at Gaudenzia. Since 1984, she has…Read More