Dave has worked in the field of addictions and mental health since 1987. Dave has experience in Adult and Adolescent care, residential treatment, outpatient, intensive outpatient and inpatient settings. He has extensive experience in providing behavioral healthcare services to patients. In 2000 he moved to Florida with his family to work as a Program Director for Central Florida Treatment Centers in Cocoa, Florida. At the time, the company had two medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs. Since that time, he has overseen the opening of four more MAT programs for Central Florida Treatment Centers and he oversees all six of them as the Regional Director since 2003. Having worked in addictions nearly 30 years; 20 in MAT, he is frequently requested for speaking and training throughout the state of Florida in behavioral healthcare and particularly in opioid dependence and MAT topics. He has served on Board of Florida Association of Treatment for Opioid Dependence (FATOD) most of that time holding most of the officers positions on that Board, currently serving as Chair.
Married for 28 years, active as Asst. Scoutmaster in a Boy Scout Troop and as Advisor running a Boy Scout Venture Crew, which teaches young men and women ages 14 to 20 scuba diving. The Venture Crew goes diving every month. My sons 22, and 26 are both Eagle Scouts and advanced open water certified divers. They both learned diving in our Venture Crew. Obviously, I am an avid scuba diver as well. Most of my time out of work is spent with my wife traveling, doing scouting, my church, and diving.