Chief Executive Officer
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Passions & interests: First and foremost, my passion is my family – my wife and kids, who mean everything to me – and I unwind by snowboarding, boating, and more snowboarding.
The best part of my job is the knowledge that what we do impacts countless lives with far-reaching effects. It is incredibly rewarding to be part of a team that guides individuals onto a safe and accessible path to healing and recovery, granting them the opportunity to be confident, productive, and strong members of society.
Together, we are unstoppable.
Chief Operations Officer
Hometown: Owings Mills, MD
Passions & interests: My family, my recovery & antiquities.
The best part of my job is creating an atmosphere of recovery while establishing a work environment where our staff can harness their creative energy in the form of helping our clients find a new way of life that they never thought possible.
Together, we can open the doors to recovery and allow our clients the best possible opportunities while they focus on reintegrating themselves back into society.
Chief Investment Officer
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Passions & interests: I spend my time outside of work with my wife and children and am actively involved in various community needs and causes.
The best part of my job is knowing that we are creating a safe, healthy, nonjudgmental environment where people can come and better their lives. There is nothing more satisfying than helping others learn to live again and piece their lives back together as they become strong, productive members of society.
Together, we can bring families back together and promote healing and wellbeing.
Matthew Bell, CDCA
Director of Charitable Foundations
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Passions & interests: Health and wellness, riding my motorcycle, traveling, good food, my fianceé Monica and our kids Jackson and Giovanna, and the TV show Shark Tank.
The best part of my job is Seeing families heal at home as we help the individual heal in our treatment center.
Together, we can achieve so much more than we can alone
Kabir Singh, CPRS
Regional Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Region
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Passions & interests: Great interest in the outdoors and coastlines anywhere in the world. Serving my local community through advocacy and local committee participation. Certified Peer Recovery Specialist in MD and passionate about the work that falls within those domains. I enjoy meditation and exercise as major interests connected to my self-care.
The best part of my job is client interaction! Formally becoming involved with this field as a Maryland CPRS, I believe that every interaction with a client, however little or large, is an equal opportunity therapeutic interaction.
Together, we can help navigate individuals struggling to find their own pathway of recovery. As a person myself in long-term sustained recovery, we can learn to find positive pathways to healthy living.
Regional Executive Director Southeast Region
Hometown: Peachtree City, GA
Passions & interests: Fitness, music, outdoor activities
The best part of my job is supporting my staff to show up as the best version of themselves for our clients.
Together, we can create a top tier treatment experience while maintaining the integrity and ethical standards we hold ourselves to as an organization.
Regional Executive Director Southern Region
Hometown: Saugus, MA
Passions & interests: The greatest passion of mine is being able to dig into the work with men in early recovery. There is nothing better than witnessing and being a part of the change. My journey in long term recovery has taught me to value the little things in life that I am now able to do. I love to do anything that allows me to be present with my wife, family, and friends. My wife and I enjoy traveling, trying new foods, and taking long motorcycle rides with our friends. If I am not on the road working or with my wife, I am studying or playing softball.
The best part of my job is being able to show up for my team and clients; they all mean the world to me. I get to brainstorm and strategize with tons of different personalities. A lot of the team does not know, but I love learning from them. If I am not learning something about our industry or workplace, I am certainly learning how to effectively collaborate with different types of individuals.
Together, we can change the narrative and be a part of the solution to better treat those trapped in the problem.
Regional Executive Director Midwest Region
Vice President of Digital Media
Director of Clinical Programming
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Passions & interests: Aside from my love of Groot and Powerlifting, I enjoy spending my free time with my family. My wife and 2 beautiful children are my most precious gift.
The best part of my job is being able to work with a multitude of people to ensure all of our facilities meet local and national standards of excellence. Being in recovery myself, I understand the shame, pain and guilt associated with being in treatment. Providing a warm environment for all of our clients allows them to begin to heal, which is something I needed ever so much when I entered treatment for the first and last time. My role is particularly important when it comes to person-centered care. Working with each facility on quality standards ensures that our clients are given that environment of empathy and healing.
Together, we can continue to help people from all over the country experience the freedom and joy of recovery, to ensure that everyone we come in contact with gets the opportunity of recovery that so many people don’t receive. Together we can break the stigma of addiction and battle this epidemic with all providers, families, loved ones and advocates.
Kelsey Schutt, CAC-AD
National Director of Admissions
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Passions & interests:Being a mom! Mental Health advocacy, all things outdoors, and traveling.
The best part of my job is being able to work with a team that strives to help the next person in need.
Together, we can continue to make a positive difference in our communities on a daily basis.
Director of Client Relations
Hometown: Blauvelt, NY
Passions & interests: I would have to say that I am a nerd at heart. I love cars, computers and anything tech. I enjoy spending time with my family and my dogs.
The best part of my job is being part of a team. I was formerly in the military so it is important to me to stand alongside my colleagues and fight the good fight, so to speak. It’s also extremely gratifying to see individuals and families experience hope when we find help for their loved ones.
Together, we are much stronger than we are alone. My Amatus vision is to make an impact in the communities across the nation that are plagued by addiction and alcoholism.
Chief Financial Officer
Yaffa Atias, M.S. HCMN
Director of Special Projects
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Passions and Interests: I feel passionate about making a sustainable difference and contributing to the greater good. I love having a good time be it solving a challenging puzzle, hanging out with family/friends or dancing to good music.
The best part of my job is empowering interdisciplinary teams to meaningfully fuse contributions, and observing its ripple effects.
Together, we can redefine the standards of success of providing behavioral health education, prevention, treatment, and management services to support and strengthen communities in need.
Chief Revenue Officer
Hometown: Aurora, IL
Passions and Interests: Spending time with my family – my husband and three fabulous kids. I enjoy playing card games, reading, and travel. I also value my time volunteering in my community and supporting organizations like Special Camps, which is an organization that provides a traditional camp experience for adolescents and adults with cognitive disabilities and the Local Food Pantry
The best part of my job is working with dedicated colleagues committed to a shared goal of delivering quality care and empathy to those we serve and celebrating their successes small and large.
Together, we can increase our company’s footprint and standing in the healthcare community while maintaining a quality dialogue and sense of service to our patient and provider communities.
Director of Human Resources
Richard Marizan, MBA, EMT
Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management
Hometown: Born in Silver Spring, MD; 30 years in Baltimore
Passions & interests: Sports (playing basketball, golf, baseball/softball), watching sports, hiking, biking, and EMT volunteering (Emergency Medical Technician)
The best part of my job is leading the revenue cycle team and implementing new policies and procedures that help ensure we collect the appropriate funds which ultimately assist in allowing for better and increased patient (client) care.
Together, we implement our vision and mission to assist our clients/patients reaching their goals and putting them on a path for a better future. The entire team has the clients’ interests and health in mind as we manage our daily tasks. We achieve this by aligning the company’s larger vision and key functions, while also broadening access for patients to quality services and care.
Thomas Gill, MA
Director of Marketing and Communications
Hometown: Westminster, MD
Passions & interests: I have an amazing wife and three wonderful daughters who keep me active. I enjoy being involved in each of their activities like dance, cheerleading, theatre, Girl Scouts, and school events. I’m also a hometown fan for the Orioles and Ravens and love sitting outside and cracking open a few crabs when I can.
The best part of my job is the variability of my job is what gets me going each day. I love that we are helping people change for the better and I can contribute my experience in skills in marketing, social media, and public relations, reaching a variety of people in need. Each day presents unique encounters that I enjoy resolving.
Together, we make a difference.