Movers & Shakers: New Hires at Odyssey, Promises

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s new executive director

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has promoted Steven Rudoy to the position of executive director of its Clearview Treatment Programs brand.

A licensed clinical psychologist, Rudoy has been with Clearview since 2017 as its clinical director.

Founded in 2015, Brentwood, Tennessee-based Odyssey operates over 20 behavioral health locations across eight states, providing treatment to adults and adolescents for eating disorders, psychiatric conditions, dual diagnoses and addictive disorders. Odyssey’s care continuum includes services such as inpatient, intensive residential, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), outpatient services and transitional living.


Based in Venice, California, Clearview has multiple residential programs including one for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (SUD), along with a women’s program that specializes in treating borderline personality disorders and emotional deregulation. Clearview’s offerings include outpatient, residential and day care services. 

Odyssey is backed by multinational private equity company The Carlyle Group.

Promises Behavioral Health welcomes new SUD medical director

Promises Behavioral Health has named Flora Sadri as its national medical director of SUD.


In her new role, Sadri will help Brentwood, Tennessee-based Promises with its medication assisted treatment (MAT) services for its P.A.T.H. programs, which combine therapeutic SUD treatment and medication for opioid use disorder (OUD) with outpatient services. 

Sadri began her career as an epidemiologist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and has been a private practice family physician in the state. She has also worked as a physician for the SUD treatment provider CleanSlate Centers, which operates facilities across 10 states.

Promises provides treatment services for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health conditions. The provider operates a portfolio of behavioral health centers across Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

Promises was established by the asset manager BlueMountain Capital Management (now Assured Investment Management) in 2019.  

California SUD treatment operator fills executive director role

Cornerstone of Southern California, a SUD treatment provider, has added Roxanne Bates as its executive director of clinical outreach. 

Bates has three decades worth of professional experience in the addiction treatment field in Southern California. She previously worked as an outreach manager for Hazelden Betty Ford, as well as a program manager for Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Most recently, she was director of clinical outreach for Newport Beach-based treatment provider True Recovery.

Prior to working in the addiction treatment field, Bates battled SUD addiction. She has been in recovery for more than 30 years.

Cornerstone operates three facilities in Orange County. Founded in 1984, Cornerstone’s care continuum includes services such as detox, residential, PHP and intensive outpatient programming (IOP). Most recently, Cornerstone began offering mental health services. 

SUD provider Wellbridge announces two research hires

Calverton, New York-based Wellbridge Addiction Treatment and Research has announced two new additions to its Center for Addiction Science.

Jessica Bourdon is joining the Center as a research scientist, while Monica Tomlinson is coming on board as a postdoctoral associate.

In her role, Bourdon will facilitate scientific projects and coordinate Wellbridge’s Learning Laboratory. Tomlinson will also contribute to the Learning Laboratory and handle responsibilities such as collaborating with clinicians on addiction treatment and patient care at Wellbridge.

Located on Long Island on Wellbridge’s campus, the Center for Addiction Science is a 6,000-square-foot research space for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.

Wellbridge is a joint venture between its co-founder and CEO Andrew Drazan, the nonprofit health care provider Northwell Health and real estate development company Engel Burman. 

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