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The Meadows welcomes new executive director at Wickenburg, Ariz., campus

April 26, 2012
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The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., has announced that Sean Walsh has joined The Meadows as Executive Director. An extensive search was conducted to find a leader that would honor the trauma and addiction treatment work that is done at The Meadows.
 
For the last 16 years Walsh has committed his work towards giving back and helping people heal, including positions as CEO and COO for two treatment programs. Prior to his executive leadership roles, Sean has worked in several clinical service and leadership positions, including launching two successful programs specifically designed to meet the unique needs of young adults.

Walsh retains a post as an adjunct faculty member at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona, teaching two different chemical dependency seminars on street drugs and adolescent substance abuse. His industry experience and passion for the field make him uniquely qualified to assume day-to-day leadership of The Meadows Wickenburg campus and improve The Meadows services to meet the growing demand from the young adult patient population.
 
“Sean is the right person for this position because of his experience, clinical expertise and personal passion to lead a quality organization that is committed to changing lives,” said Jim Dredge, The Meadows CEO.
 
Dredge created the Executive Director position to allow him to focus time and attention to the growth plans for The Meadows organization.

Dredge is excited to expand the continuum of services offered from The Meadows so that they can reach more people in need of the healing solutions offered from The Meadows Model. Dredge will continue to have an office on the Wickenburg campus and at the Phoenix business office. He and Walsh will work closely together during the transition period.

Walsh has long admired the reputation of excellence enjoyed by The Meadows and actively sought training at the workshops and events hosted by The Meadows in the Phoenix area. “I came to The Meadows because the reputation and work at The Meadows is world class and it is an honor to join this team of skilled practitioners,” Walsh said.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit www.themeadows.com.

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