A new executive director has been named at ClearVision Health and Wellness (CVHW), located at 489 W. Broad Street in Hazleton. Louise T. Stevens took the helm as executive director at the detox and in-patient rehabilitation center in lower Luzerne County in December.
Before joining CVHW, Stevens, a resident of Mountain Top, served as president of the northeast and Great Lakes division of LifeStance Behavioral Health based in Scottsdale, AZ. She began her career as a registered nurse and, over time, took leadership roles in various medical settings in Wilkes-Barre, Mountain Top, Nanticoke, and Berwick. In her new role, Stevens will oversee, along with CVHW's medical director, the facility's newly established medically supervised detox program and the day-to-day residential program operations. She also intends to increase local awareness of CVHW and its services to those in need, especially members of the Latinx community.
Upon accepting her new role with CVHW, Stevens remarked, "This is the place where I am meant to be. Together with our medical director and caring team, we will further ClearVision as an environment that supports those struggling with addiction and relapse, especially for those Pennsylvanians afflicted by the growing heroin and opioid epidemic." She continued that her other priority is to make ClearVision an attractive employer to rehabilitative professionals looking to help people with behavioral health issues.
"When we began searching for a new executive director, we wanted someone with Louise's extensive background in patient care, but we also wanted a candidate with a strong organizational and financial leadership background," said James Campanella, founder of ClearVision Health and Wellness. "Louise not only met our criteria, but she exceeded them. She will undoubtedly make a significant impact in leading our facility and the greater Hazleton community."
As executive director, Stevens wants to collaborate with stakeholders in Hazleton and throughout the Commonwealth to create partnerships with emergency rooms, faith-based groups, academic institutions, community support agencies, and municipality groups addressing concerns relating to substance use disorders through a CVHW’s community advisory council. Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to visit www.clearvisionhealthandwell.com/council to express their interest.