CEO & President, Caron Treatment Centers
Doug Tieman has been the President and CEO of Caron Treatment Centers since 1995. Under his direction, Caron has taken leadership roles in treating addiction in young adults and adolescents, sponsoring research, and participating in national conferences on addiction and recovery. Caron has developed, and provides, gender-separate and gender-specific treatment in both its adolescent and adult programs, from primary through extended care. He also established regional centers in Philadelphia, PA, New York, Boca Raton, FL, Dallas, TX, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, and Bermuda. Since Mr. Tieman joined Caron, its revenue has grown more than ten-fold.
Mr. Tieman’s leadership was instrumental in increasing the programs and treatment available within the Caron family of treatment facilities, including building the Florida Market to include Caron Renaissance, the Hanley Center, and Gate Lodge. Additionally, he worked closely with Caron Renaissance Executive Director, Sid Goodman, to develop the Caron Renaissance Ocean Drive treatment program in Delray Beach. Caron is now the largest and most comprehensive non-profit addiction treatment provider in the United States when measured by treatment services revenue.
Mr. Tieman is a strong advocate for both research and prevention. Caron participates in studies with leading research universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, Brown University, and Treatment Research Institute, and conducts on-campus training for physicians and other health care professionals. Caron's Student Assistance Professionals work on alcohol and drug prevention in 500 schools.
Mr. Tieman has spent 30 years in the addiction treatment field in treatment center and industry leadership positions. He began his career with the Hazelden Foundation, and has served as Chairman of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, a member of the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators and a Board Member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. He has also made a practice of visiting treatment centers across the U.S., in an effort to foster a sense of community and the exchange of information and ideas.
Following undergraduate degrees from both Concordia and Northwood Universities, Mr. Tieman completed the Minnesota Management Institute at the University of Minnesota, and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Concordia University. He is the recipient of several awards, including Berks County Chamber of Commerce, "Large Business Person of the Year" in 2004 and Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal "Spotlight Award" in 2005.