CleanSlate Positioned to Further Expand Treatment Access to Combat U.S. Opioid Addiction Epidemic
Northampton, MA – June 13, 2016 – CleanSlate Centers announced today that Gregory C. Marotta has been promoted to President and CEO, from his role as Chief Operating Officer that he has held since joining the organization more than a year ago. Mr. Marotta also joined CleanSlate’s Board of Directors. Amanda Wilson, MD, the founder of CleanSlate, remains Chairwoman of the Board and will continue as President and CEO of the CleanSlate Research and Education Foundation. The leadership changes are the culmination of a year-long succession plan established by the CleanSlate Board of Directors and Dr. Wilson to align the organization to provide expanded access to treatment to help address the opioid addiction crisis sweeping the nation.
Mr. Marotta will be responsible for the overall strategic and daily operational leadership of CleanSlate, with all areas of the organization reporting to him. The Board of Directors chose Mr. Marotta to lead the company because of his knowledge of every aspect of CleanSlate and his expansive business and operational expertise. He has helped build and deploy direct-to-patient provider organizations on a large- scale basis, including leading a network of over 230 healthcare facilities across 20 states for U.S. Healthworks, and in his work as head of outpatient services for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.
“I am honored by the confidence Dr. Wilson and our Board of Directors have placed in me to lead the CleanSlate team as we work to provide treatment solutions for patients at our current facilities and at the new centers we will be opening across the country,” Mr. Marotta said. “I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with everyone in the CleanSlate family, Dr. Wilson and other members of the Board as we move to fulfill our mission of making effective, quality treatment available to everyone facing addition.”
The changes will provide Dr. Wilson the ability to singularly focus her energy on mission critical efforts for CleanSlate that are driven by the dynamic addiction treatment landscape. She will dedicate her time, expertise and knowledge to leading CleanSlate’s Board, driving change at the national level regarding the addiction epidemic and will continue CleanSlate’s commitment to thought leadership and making a measurable difference in the lives of the people served by the company.
“CleanSlate has been remarkably successful over the past six years thanks to our dedicated physicians, other clinical professionals and support team, and this is just the beginning,” Dr. Wilson said. “These changes are part of a strategic effort to invest in our current clinics and staff and continue to expand access to our superior treatment approach so that more patients in need can receive the care they deserve.”
About CleanSlate Centers
CleanSlate Centers was founded in 2009 in response to the growing opioid epidemic facing the country. A multi-state network of physician-led outpatient addiction treatment centers, CleanSlate provides medication-assisted treatment and related therapies for patients who have addiction and associated disorders using the highest quality, evidence-based practices.
CleanSlate’s proven model of individualized care gives patients the tools and support they need to achieve long-term success. In recognition of their innovation and effectiveness, CleanSlate’s treatment programs received the inaugural 2012 Science and Service Award for Office-based Opioid Treatment by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).
In 2014 CleanSlate partnered with Apple Tree Partners, a healthcare focused venture capital fund, to help expand efforts geographically and increase access to care in underserved communities with demonstrated need.