Board of Directors
Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment is governed by a Board of Directors whose distinguished members are visionary leaders recruited from corporate, government and social service agencies. The group leverages their experience in all phases of operations for the betterment of the individuals that Gateway serves.
Gateway's executive management is a team of seasoned professionals with in-depth experience in substance abuse treatment and in their respective field.
Dr. Thomas Britton began his career in behavioral health as a counselor where he developed a passion for effectively treating individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. For more than twenty years, Dr. Britton has been dedicated to helping others through various roles as a therapist, crisis worker, educator, Clinical Supervisor, Executive Director and most recently President for a division of Acadia Health Care.
Dr. Britton believes strongly in the power of recovery, so much that in 2006, he founded a North Carolina organization that advocates for treatment for those without resources. His devotion to the field and a commitment to learning led him to earn a Master's Degree in both Addiction and Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Understanding the importance of strong leadership skills, Dr. Britton went on to earn a Doctorate in Public Health, Executive Management from Gillings School of Global Health at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
Dr. Britton has aligned his personal mission to help others with his life's work. From his early days as a clinician, to his present leadership role, his focus remains on helping individuals and their families get their lives back on track.
Dr. Britton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
Ms. Cambria joined Gateway in 2016 with more than 25 years of experience in leading behavioral healthcare programs. Her role at Gateway is to maintain and improve
Gateway's legacy combining compassionate mission-based services with cutting edge practices.
Most recently, Ms. Cambria was the Start-Up CEO for the northeastern-based Recovery Centers of America, a startup substance use disorder treatment company, where she directed the development and execution of all systems and processes to launch the
She's also held leadership and consulting roles at various substance abuse treatment and healthcare-related organizations.
Ms. Cambria earned her MS in Family and Child Development/Counseling from Kansas State University. She received a BS in Psychology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.
Mr. Dockins oversees Gateway's correctional treatment services, with programs currently located in Missouri, New Jersey, Texas and Wyoming. In this role since 2013, he ensures quality of care to clients; coordinates staff recruitment and development initiatives; maintains program licensing and accreditation standards; provides financial management; and, develops and implements growth strategies for new business opportunities.
He joined Gateway in April, 2000 as the Program Director of Gateway's community-based residential and outpatient facility in Dallas, Texas. In 2005, he moved to Illinois to direct the 950-bed Sheridan Correctional Center Therapeutic Community (Illinois Department of Corrections). In October, 2006, he became Director of Corrections Initiatives, responsible for the growth and expansion of correctional treatment services.
Mr. Dockins has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wayland Baptist University and completed graduate coursework in Sociology at the University of Texas-Arlington. He is a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) in Illinois and Texas and has been a licensed substance abuse counselor (Texas: LCDC) since 1991.
He's co-authored manuals on chemical dependency counselor training, contributed to college textbooks and was a principal author of the Sheridan Correctional Center Integrated Standard Operating Procedure Manual for the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Ms. Levine joined Gateway in 2015, with a goal of expanding Gateway's services to more of those in need of treatment. She has more than 20 years of experience developing and executing growth strategies for a diverse group of healthcare organizations.
Before joining Gateway, Ms. Levine served as the Vice President, Corporate Business Development in the Healthcare Compliance Solution divisions at Stericycle, a multinational company delivering a broad range of business services to health care providers, based in Northbrook, IL. Prior to Stericycle, Ms. Levine held several senior leadership positions in Chicago-area healthcare systems.
She has been a guest lecturer at DePaul University's School of Law on the subject of "Managed Care Contracting," a member of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood/Chicago, and a volunteer career counselor at Lake County Haven, a homeless shelter for women and children.
Ms. Levine has an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, with a concentration in Health Services Management, Marketing and Finance. She received a BA in Health Care Administration from the University of Rochester.
Mr. Molitor is responsible for strategy and operations of organization-wide data, voice and project management information systems and support. He has more than 19 years of progressive information systems-related experience.
He plans, directs, manages systems and personnel; develops, updates and secures approval of the IS Strategic plan, capital and operational budgets, IS policies and procedures; and he participates in administrative operations, including acquisitions and mergers. He is also a member of the executive management team, responsible for welfare of the agency and its interests.
Prior to joining Gateway, Mr. Molitor worked for a major not-for-profit social service organization based in Illinois. His responsibilities included voice, data, applications and support of 120 locations throughout Illinois and a $4 million information systems budget.
He has been an instructor for both Governors State University and South Suburban College in Illinois. Mr. Molitor received an MBA in Management Information Systems from Governors State University.
In his role as Corporate Medical Director, Dr. Larson oversees medical practices at Gateway Foundation's network of treatment centers located throughout Illinois and in the St. Louis Metro East area. He collaborates with physicians to ensure the evidence-based treatment therapies meet the highest standards in substance abuse treatment and behavioral health care. He also serves on the organization's Corporate Quality Council, which provides ongoing monitoring of medical standards and assures compliance with licensing and accreditation standards.
With more than 40 years of professional experience in the addiction and behavioral health fields, Dr. Larson has served as Medical Director for Outpatient Addiction Programs at Resurrection Behavioral Health in Downers Grove, IL, and Rush University Behavioral Health in Chicago. A recognized expert in the field, Dr. Larson was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College for more than 15 years. He also previously consulted at eQHealth Solutions of Illinois, providing utilization review to assist the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
Dr. Larson earned his Bachelor of Science at Utah State University in Logan, UT, and his Medical degree at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. He completed his residency at University of Utah Hospital and Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, CA. He also held the position of Director, Consultation-Liaison Service while serving in the United States Navy.
Executive Director Team
The main focus of each Executive Director at Gateway Treatment Centers is to ensure that the best possible customer service and client care is experienced by individuals in treatment, as well as by their families. Gateway's Executive Directors are tenured in many aspects of substance abuse treatment, enabling their employees to develop innovative programs that adapt to the needs of the individuals they serve.