Mr. Wilson began his career as Gaudenzia’s Chief Program Officer in early 2020 and is responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the agency’s treatment and intervention model, with oversight of the training program to support quality service delivery.
He has over 20 years of experience in the substance use disorder, criminal justice, and mental health fields, including regional supervision of residential and non-residential behavioral health and re-entry programs. Mr. Wilson also has experience in senior leadership overseeing continuous quality improvement, agency accreditation, and risk management efforts.
Mr. Wilson holds a master’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University and training certificates from the Albert Ellis Institute and the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy. He is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, has provided training and consultation in the areas of cognitive-behavioral intervention, Motivational Interviewing, core curriculum programming, risk/need assessment, and case management interventions across the United States and internationally.
Why I Work at Gaudenzia:
My entire life I always knew I wanted to spend my career somewhere in the helping profession. My first job as a professional was in a justice-involved addiction treatment program and I immediately gained a passion for working with this population. As my career developed, I found myself being promoted to more supervisory or administrative positions, yet the aspects of these administrative roles that kept my fire kindling were the responsibilities oriented to clinical supervision and training.
Devoting my career to the efficient administration of programs that serve this special population was important. However, it was the commitment to ensuring that staff had access to cutting-edge, evidence-based, skill-based training and supervision to provide the highest quality care our clients deserve that has kept me emblazoned to continue devoting myself to this field.