HARP Treatment Center, an alcohol and substance abuse recovery center in Palm Beach, Fla., has announced that Michael Walsh, former president and CEO of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), will be joining its executive leadership team as chief operations officer and executive director.
"Michael has provided a powerful voice for recovery in the treatment industry for more than a decade on both a regional and national level," Gino Cicerchia, founder and CEO of HARP Palm Beach, said in a statement. "He's devoted his life to recovery and helping the people and families affected by addiction. To have someone of his caliber joining the HARP family will allow us to change so many more lives."
Located in Palm Beach on a barrier island known as Singer Island, HARP offers holistic treatment to patients who are eighteen and older. With the addition of Walsh, HARP continues to position itself as a national recovery center.
In his previous role with NAATP, Walsh led the organization through a period of growth in both membership and improved relationships with other like-minded agencies.
"I've been a tireless advocate for recovery in every position I've held; I like to shake things up and bring a new energy to recovery," Walsh said in a statement. "I've always been impressed with HARP Treatment Center and their highly experienced team. They incorporate groundbreaking therapies with well-established evidence-based practices. They're challenging the status quo and that's what I want to be a part of in Florida and beyond."
HARP recently received the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' Gold Seal of Approval.