Andrew Kolodny, M.D., Phoenix House’s chief medical officer, started his career with a keen interest in public health and a passion for helping those who are suffering from addiction. Prior to joining Phoenix House, Andrew served as Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In that role, he provided clinical and administrative oversight of psychiatric services and a residency-training program for one of the largest community teaching hospitals in the country. During his tenure, Andrew demonstrated a hands-on approach to improving quality of care, integrating health and mental health services, and developing new services and programs to meet changing community needs.More
Neil Gaer brings to Phoenix House twenty years of experience at social and human service agencies. In addition to being a licensed drug and alcohol counselor, Mr. Gaer holds a bachelor’s degree in human services and a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Haven. In 1989, Neil first entered the field of addiction treatment as a counselor with Marathon House, which later merged with Phoenix House. “I liked what it stood for,” Neil recalls. “I liked the fact that people were turning their lives around.”More
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