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Candace Hodgkins, Ph.D., LMHC, President/Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Hodgkins joined Gateway in 1997 as Program Administrator at TPC Village. Since then she has held various positions including Associate Vice President of […]Read Entire Bio
Candace HodgkinsPh.D., LMHC, President/Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Hodgkins joined Gateway in 1997 as Program Administrator at TPC Village. Since then she has held various positions including Associate Vice President of Residential Services, Chief Administration Officer, Chief of Professional Services, Senior Vice President of Administration and Senior Vice President of Clinical Administration.
Dr. Hodgkins has more than 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of chemically dependent and dually diagnosed individuals, and often trains professionals in substance misuse, assessment, treatment and evidence based practices. She has been the principal investigator for federally funded grants for the treatment of chemical dependency and mental health services, and is Gateway’s site principal investigator for two current protocols funded through the National Institute Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network. A licensed mental health counselor in Florida and Colorado, Dr. Hodgkins is also a qualified supervisor for registered interns sitting for Florida licensure. Her work in the private sector includes grant evaluation for different school districts throughout Florida, consultation and comprehensive evaluations for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
Dr. Hodgkins has published research regarding adolescent weight gain during recovery, co-occurring disorders in the homeless population, and trauma prevalence in homeless men with co-occurring disorders. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech/Hearing Pathology at Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington, her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education Addiction Subspecialty from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Raymond PommM.D., Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Raymond Pomm is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine, as well as a Certified Medical Review Officer. He has been a leader in the addiction field as it relates to the evaluation and treatment of co-occurring disorders and management of impaired professionals. He is the author for Project Save Lives, as funded by the Jacksonville City Council and has received multiple awards, including “The Marie Award” from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. He is an international speaker and has written multiple publications on issues surrounding addiction as well as healthcare professional impairment.
Previously, Dr. Pomm has served on the Governor’s Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. In 1992, he began working for the Impaired Professionals Program of the State of Florida, the Professionals Resource Program (PRN). From 1998 until 2011 he served as Medical Director for this organization. PRN serves 29 Healthcare Boards and Councils on matters relating to healthcare professionals’ impairment. From 1994 – 2010, Dr. Pomm was an Expert Consultant to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. He served as Medical Director for River Region Human Services from 1994 until 2017.
Dr. Pomm is a Courtesy Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University as well as holding an appointment as Courtesy Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida.
He has been a leader in the addiction field as it relates to the evaluation and treatment of co-occurring disorders and management of impaired professionals. He is the author for Project Save Lives, as funded by the Jacksonville City Council. Dr. Pomm has received multiple awards, including “The Marie Award” from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. He is an international speaker and has written multiple publications on issues surrounding addiction as well as healthcare professional impairment.
Tiffany WinemillerChief Operating Officer
Tiffany Winemiller provides leadership and management of the direction, planning, and execution of fund development, donation campaigns, and other operations related activities for the organization. She is responsible for managing the development team, operations team, board relations, fundraising and managing Gateway’s first ever capital campaign, developing long-term relationships with and engaging donors, and overseeing marketing and communication efforts. Joining Gateway in 2015 as the Development Director, Tiffany successfully completed a $10 million campaign for the expansion and renovation of Gateway’s Stockton St. campus including the Outpatient treatment center, Residential housing units, and Administrative offices. Upon completion of the capital campaign, Tiffany transitioned to Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Gateway’s day-to-day operations.
Richard MaddenChief Information Officer
Richard Madden serves as Chief Information Officer at Gateway Community Services, Inc. He joined the organization in 2012 and is responsible for architecting and managing the agency’s transition from paper charts to Electronic Health Records (EHR). As CIO, he oversees all aspects of the EHR, IT services, Reporting and State Data management, Bed Board management.
Richard has 23 years of IT experience and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. He has held positions in a variety of IT areas such as desktop support, networking, programming and EHR implementation. He has been working exclusively in healthcare since 2001.
Jennifer VanZandtChief Financial Officer
Jennifer VanZandt, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for all financial aspects of Gateway, joining the team in 2022. A Jacksonville local, Jennifer received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Florida in 2002 and has since worked in finance and accounting in Senior Accountant and Controller roles in the Northeast Florida area.
Dr. Yvonne Kennedy, Vice President of Professional Services
Dr. Yvonne Kennedy serves as Vice President of Professional Services at Gateway Community Services, Inc. Dr. Kennedy is responsible for Gateway’s Medical Department and […]Read Entire Bio
Dr. Yvonne KennedyVice President of Professional Services
Dr. Yvonne Kennedy serves as Vice President of Professional Services at Gateway Community Services, Inc. Dr. Kennedy is responsible for Gateway’s Medical Department and oversees the agency’s physician coverage as well as operations for both in and outpatient detoxification programs.
A board certified practitioner and a Fellow in Clinical Psychodrama, and Group Psychology, and Socio-Drama. Dr. Kennedy is an expert in psychodrama addictions and an international trainer and lecturer on these subjects. She has more than 25 years of distinguished service as an administrator of a 140-bed U.S. Navy Drug and Weight Management program where she developed a worldwide U.S. Navy training program specializing in addictions and psychodrama. She has performed an extensive number of research projects and is widely published.
Dr. Kennedy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the Layton College of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, her Master’s in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and her Doctorate in Rehabilitation management from Columbia Pacific University in Navoto, California.
Nancy Motherway, LCSW, CAP, CPP, Vice President of Utilization Review
Nancy Motherway, LCSW, CAP, CPP has worked in the field of addictions since 1988 with over 25 of these years at Gateway Community Services. […]Read Entire Bio
Nancy MotherwayLCSW, CAP, CPP, Vice President of Utilization Review
Nancy Motherway, LCSW, CAP, CPP has worked in the field of addictions since 1988 with over 25 of these years at Gateway Community Services. She has held various counseling, management, and director positions with most recently being promoted to Vice President of Utilization Review. Nancy received her bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Services from University of North Florida in 1988 and her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University in 2007. She received her license in clinical social work in 2010. Nancy is also a Certified Addictions Professional and a Certified Prevention Professional for the State of Florida.
Raphael Thomas, Vice President of Facility Operations
Raphael Thomas, CBC, MRSA, MRSR serves as Vice President of Facility Operations for Gateway. He oversees the organization’s facilities department and the functioning of […]Read Entire Bio
Raphael ThomasVice President of Facility Operations
Raphael Thomas, CBC, MRSA, MRSR serves as Vice President of Facility Operations for Gateway. He oversees the organization’s facilities department and the functioning of building systems including mechanical, electrical, and fire/life safety. He also manages projects concerning design, construction and development; supervises the maintenance of buildings, grounds and construction; equipment installation; renovation and redesigning projects.
Raphael served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science degree and holds an Associate of Science degree in Human Services from Florida State College at Jacksonville. He is a licensed Building Contractor and Mold Assessor/Remediator.
Michael W. Bennett, MBA,CAP,CPP,ICADC,CCCJS, CCFC, Vice President Training & Quality Improvement/Corporate Compliance Officer
Mr. Bennett has acquired over 50 years of professional experience designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating mental health and substance use disorder prevention, intervention, and […]Read Entire Bio
Michael W. BennettMBA,CAP,CPP,ICADC,CCCJS, CCFC, Vice President Training & Quality Improvement/Corporate Compliance Officer
Mr. Bennett has acquired over 50 years of professional experience designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating mental health and substance use disorder prevention, intervention, and treatment programs in a variety of settings. He has served in multiple capacities including leading organizations and directing both outpatient and inpatient programs. He has worked as a consultant, providing assistance to behavioral healthcare organizations throughout the United States. He has also been an international accreditation surveyor for over 25 years. He has served on many national, state, and local coalitions, boards, and committees addressing a vast array of behavioral healthcare needs. He has served as an advisor to the Hazelden Foundation, ONDCP, CSAT, BJA, OJP and has served as a SAMHSA grant reviewer. He is a successful grant writer and presenter and has assisted with numerous scientific studies and investigations. Mr. Bennett holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology. He is a Florida Certified Addictions Specialist; a Florida Certified Prevention Professional; an Internationally Certified Addictions Counselor; a Clinically Certified Criminal Justice Counselor and a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor.
Jennifer FaithVP of Human Resources
Jennifer J. Faith serves as Vice President of Human Resources after joining the Gateway Team in December 2019 as Director of Human Resources. In her current role as Vice President, Jennifer is responsible for leading Gateway’s overall human resources strategy, talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology.
Jennifer has brought over 20 years of diverse experience in the Human Resources field within different industries to the organization. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from Brenau University.