Leadership Team


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John Curtiss 


John is President of the Community of Recovering People board of directors and The Retreat. He is one of the principle designers of The Retreat model. Prior to his employment with The Retreat, John was employed by the Hazelden Foundation for over 19 years. In his years at Hazelden, John served as Vice President of Hazelden’s National Continuum, Executive Director of Hazelden’s Outreach Services, Executive Director of Fellowship Club, Hazelden’s intermediate care facility in St. Paul, MN, Unit Supervisor of two of Hazelden’s primary treatment units and as a chemical dependency counselor.



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Debbie Johnson



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Tara Tobin Taylor

Director of New Business Development



Doug Anderson, MA, LADC

Director of Non-Residential Programs


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Lisa Shaughnessy

Director of Development


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Rich Murphy

Director of Admissions & Marketing


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Sol Ryan

Director of Sober Living, Alumni & Community Relations








DeAnna Loux

Director of Human Resources & Business Operations 


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Sherry Gaugler-Stewart

Director of Family & Spiritual Recovery



John Shaughnessy

 Director of Donor Engagement & Communication