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Mark G. Mishek is a Minnesota native with extensive executive-level experience in health care. Mishek was named President and CEO of Hazelden in August 2008 by the Hazelden Board of Trustees and officially assumed this role in November 2008. With the merger of Hazelden and the Betty Ford Center in February 2014, Mishek became President and CEO of the newly-formed Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Mishek's career in health care spans 30+ years. He came to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation from the Allina Hospitals & Clinics system, where he held various senior positions, including President of United Hospital of St. Paul, Executive Vice President for Law & Public Affairs and General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. "The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is an outstanding organization with a rich legacy and a bright future," said Mishek. "I am honored and grateful each day to lead such a highly respected, mission-driven company. Our organization truly is an international leader in helping people sustain lifelong recovery to addiction to alcohol and other drugs. I'm excited to continue to build upon our strong foundation, started over 60 years ago, to assure that the message of hope and recovery reaches the broadest possible audience." Mishek earned a B.A. degree with high honors from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. degree with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is the former chair of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member of Portico Healthnet, Capital City Partnership and ClearWay Minnesota. He lives with his family in St. Paul and is in long-term recovery from the disease of addiction.More
John Driscoll has worked in the treatment field since 1991 and at Hazelden since 1999. He has been a counselor, manager, and director in Recovery Services and is now the Executive Director of Adult Services at Hazelden's Center City, MN facility. Prior to his employment at Hazelden, Driscoll started and directed a long term treatment program for women and their children in Chicago. Driscoll is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Northern Michigan University, and attended the clinical psychology graduate program at Marquette University in Milwaukee where he completed all but his thesis for his MA in clinical psychology. In 2009 he earned an MBA from Hamline University.More