Liberation Behavioral Health appoints executive director

Collingswood-based Liberation Behavioral Health LLC announced Tuesday it has appointed Bethany Kassar its new executive director.

Kassar will be responsible for managing the company’s Liberation Way programs in its Pennsylvania-based addiction treatment facilities. She will also oversee operations of clinical and medical teams, compliance, programming and quality of care at Liberation Way.

“As we build the foundations of a new age at Liberation Way, Bethany will play a key role in helping us strengthen our successful outpatient model and bring compassionate addiction treatment to more individuals suffering from this devastating disease,” said Drew Rothermel, CEO, Liberation Behavioral Health.

Prior to Liberation Way, Kassar was executive director of outpatient services at Summit Behavioral health.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to manage the operations and collaborate with the multidisciplinary teams that work tirelessly for patients through a reality-based approach to teach them life skills that help make maintaining sobriety less overwhelming. As we strengthen our process and policies, our ultimate goal is to create an environment where participants always experience operational excellence,” Kassar said.

Before Summit Behavioral Health, she worked as a therapist at Onward Behavioral Health and social work at Actors’ Fund of America, Los Angeles.

The company also recently hired Rosemarie Sullivan as its director of quality and compliance. Sullivan will be responsible for improving processes and building its team.

“Having Bethany’s strong multidisciplinary leadership and Rosemarie’s expertise in quality and compliance at such a crucial point in our growth is invaluable. They are both important in moving our organization forward to achieve operational excellence through compliance and quality care measurements that improve care for patients,” said Rothermel.