Commitment. Focus. Energy.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Bacharach joined Gateway Rehab in December 2013 as its President and Chief Executive Officer. In his position, Mr. Bacharach oversees all facets of the Gateway Rehab system, which has more than 20 locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Mr. Bacharach previously served as the President and CEO of Fayette Regional Health System/Uniontown Hospital.
In his previous capacity, Mr. Bacharach was responsible for the health system’s ability to maintain dominant market position in its region while advancing clinical services, infrastructure and financial stability. His association experience is extensive. Among his many leadership roles, Mr. Bacharach served as 2010-2011 Board Chair of the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the health system, Mr. Bacharach advanced progressively through hospital positions in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio University.
Jason D. Kirby, D.O., MBA
Dr. Kirby began working as the Medical Director for Gateway Rehab in October 2018. He received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Point Park University. Dr. Kirby completed his residency at UPMC Shadyside Hospital and achieved Board Certification in Family Medicine. He has extensive experience in both emergency medicine and family practice. He has also worked as an Associate Medical Director at HIGHMARK and holds a position as an Assistant Professor in the Business School at Point Park University. Most recently, he served as the Medical Director of a national outpatient addiction treatment organization.
He maintains memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physician Executives, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and numerous other professional organizations. Jason has a passion for addiction medicine and genuine desire to help those struggling with the disease of addiction. Dr. Kirby will be providing clinical and organizational leadership that will be essential in advancing Gateway Rehab’s Mission: To help all affected by addictive diseases to be healthy in body, mind and spirit.
Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
Gateway Rehabilitation Center, with facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio dedicated to a full continuum of substance-abuse treatment, appointed Mr. Sherman, who is a CPA, as its Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance, in July 2011.
Originally from New York, Mr. Sherman’s experience in guiding the financial needs of healthcare facilities is extensive. Before joining Gateway Rehab he served as Director of Finance for the West Penn Allegheny Health System. Mr. Sherman’s background also includes positions with University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Quorum Health Resources and Monsour Medical Center. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sherman was associated with the accounting firm Pannell, Kerr, Forster & Co. A graduate of Ithaca College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Mr. Sherman holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Pittsburgh as well. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Executive Vice President / Administration, Quality & Compliance
Executive Vice President / Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers
Carolyn J. Givens is the executive vice president in charge of Gateway Rehab’s Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers. In this role, Ms. Givens is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for a continuum of services located at three sites within or near Youngstown, Ohio. Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers provides prevention, detox, and inpatient and outpatient services.
Before joining Gateway Rehab, Ms. Givens was the former executive director of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation where she oversaw and was responsible for providing strategic leadership, financial development, building statewide alliances with legislative, policy and business leaders, as well as the daily operations of the foundation.
Prior to her role at the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, Ms. Givens was director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. It was here that she served the cabinet-level department in a number of leadership roles throughout her 19 years of public service.
Ms. Givens is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and Harvard University’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
Ms. Givens is a member of the board of directors for the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health Care and Family Services Providers.
Carin J. Fraioli
Vice President / Operations
As vice president, Operations, Carin J. Fraioli is responsible for Evaluation Services, Care Coordination and overall management of Gateway Rehab’s main campus in Center Township, Pa., which accommodates 194 patients receiving detoxification and residential inpatient treatment.
Ms. Fraioli started her career at Gateway Rehab as an adolescent therapist. In her more than 17 years of addiction treatment experience with Gateway Rehab, Ms. Fraioli persistently undertook obligatory roles of increasingly more responsibility. Before her current role, Ms. Fraioli was director, Evaluation Services, where she led a team of evaluators across the Gateway Rehab system of care in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Ms. Fraioli was also a member of a select committee having the responsibility of choosing a new electronic medical record system for Gateway Rehab and, ultimately, she led the implementation of such.
Additionally, after the State of Pennsylvania chose Gateway Rehab in 2016 as an Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence (COE), Ms. Fraioli led the initial development of this initiative at Gateway Rehab, which increases the ability to coordinate care between physical, behavioral and addiction treatment providers for those seeking freedom from opioid use disorders. Under her continued leadership, the Gateway Rehab COE is on pace to exceed the State’s first-year expectations of care coordination.
Ms. Fraioli holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from West Virginia University and, from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Social Work. She is also a Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD) and a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Cara Renzelli
Vice President / Research & Training
Cara Renzelli, PhD, vice president of research and clinical training at Gateway Rehab, has over 20 years’ experience working in addiction treatment research. Prior to joining Gateway in 2004, she worked and studied at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic where she specialized in the diagnostic assessment of children and adolescents.
She earned her BA and M.S.Ed. from Duquesne University and her MSW and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.
A published author, Dr. Renzelli presents her work regionally and nationally. Her research has been funded by state government and local foundations. She leads the Kenneth S. Ramsey, PhD Research and Training Institute at Gateway Rehab, and focuses her work on medication assisted treatment, treatment outcomes, and organizational innovation.