Chief Executive Officer
An accomplished leader and entrepreneur in behavioral and mental health treatment, Michael is passionate about building all-star teams with a united purpose of saving as many lives as possible from addiction. For over a decade, Michael has risen to the top of his field with c-level experience in multiple aspects of treatment administration, operations, admissions, performance improvement, and marketing. Michael is known in the industry for his invaluable combination of addiction treatment savvy and diverse business acumen that benefits all areas of a company.
In just one year as CEO, Michael established Aliya Health Group (AHG) as the all-encompassing brand for Vogue Recovery Center and added three treatment portfolios to AHG’s portfolio. A leader who truly values the contributions of his team, Michael believes that real success is not measured by the number of beds an acquisition brings, but by the improvement in client services as a result of the acquisition. Instead of making drastic changes to a new treatment facility, he prefers to take time understanding operations and then determining where improvements can be made for the better of team members and the clients and families they serve.
Michael resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Talmudic Law and a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law. Michael enjoys spending time with family, coaching his son’s little league team, learning Torah at the Pittsburgh Kollel, volunteering at his synagogue, and cheering on the “black and gold.” He says his greatest accomplishment is being a role model to his five children.
“Footprints to Recovery has given me the will that I didn’t know I had to navigate a sober life and be present for my family, friends, and fellow addicts. I’m learning how to live my life again because of the staff and environment they gave me in my stay there.”
– DUSTIN D.