Meet Our Leadership Team

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

President and Chief Executive Officer

Patricia McKernan, DSW, LSW

Chief of Staff

Gadi Aronson, MSW

Special Assistant for Governance Relations

Brandi Ernst, BS

Chief Impact Officer

Doug Hilton, SPHR

Chief People Officer

Bhavani Raghavan Lobo, MA

Chief of Quality Improvement

David Slinger, MBA

Chief Real Estate Executive

Don Stewart, BS

Chief Financial Officer

Bill Wilson, MS

Chief Program Officer

Cheryl Dondero, MHS

Director of Government Affairs

Kristy E. Blalock, LCPC, MAC, NCC, BCPC, CADS, LCADAS

Executive Director for Chesapeake Region & Washington DC

Florence Paige, MHS

Executive Director of Central and Western Regions

Gail Hannah, MBA

Executive Director for Eastern Region & Delaware

Sy Nicholson, MS

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Boards of Directors

Philip Moore, D.O.

Chief Medical Officer