Our Mission: To make recovery possible by transforming lives, communities and the families we serve with treatment that works.
Our Vision: We envision a better world where lives and communities are made whole again through our comprehensive treatment of people with substance use disorder.
Pinnacle Treatment Centers Network is a recognized leader in comprehensive substance use services. All locations—Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia—are CARF–accredited and include credentialed physicians, nurses, clinicians, and administrative and support staff. A full continuum of quality care includes detoxification for residential and outpatient clients as well as transitional living programs. We treat the individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being.
We believe that everyone with a substance use disorder deserves the chance to recover, repair relationships, rejoin communities, and rejoice in the promise of a better today—and tomorrow.
Joe Pritchard’s mission is to help those suffering from addiction, and he brings the kind of passion that can only come from having experienced addiction firsthand. In addition to his own recovery, he is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of substance abuse treatment, with more than 40 years of experience. In his role as CEO, he uses his extensive knowledge in operations, development, and strategic planning to provide patients the opportunity to restore their lives. Joe has built a team of renowned substance use disorder professionals who are committed to providing comprehensive patient treatment and care.
Brian Thorn brings both management and legal experience to his role as Chief Operations Officer at Pinnacle Treatment Centers. Previously he served as COO of Foundations Recovery Network in Tennessee, where he not only oversaw day-to-day operations, but also was responsible for putting in place management teams for every area of the business. He has served similar roles at Elements Behavioral Health and Clarity Way. Before entering the healthcare field, Brian was an equity partner at the law firm of White Fleischner & Fino. He holds a BS from Rutgers University and a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Christopher Johnston, MD graduated from New Jersey Medical School and practiced family medicine for 25 years before joining Pinnacle Treatment Centers in 2011. The later years in private practice he increasingly attended to the needs of people suffering from addiction in his group practice. His goal has been to incorporate the most effective medication–assisted services across the full spectrum of levels of care and ensure nurses and prescribers are following evidence-based procedures.
He has seen the miracle of recovery among family members and emphasizes that medication is a tool to achieve enough stability in life to do the leg work needed to achieve clean and sober life.
Lori Ryland, Ph.D., LP, CAADC, CCS, BCBA-D, is a 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient from the WMU College of Health and Human Services for her contributions in the field of addiction treatment. She received her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in Clinical Psychology and completed the Specialist Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She is a board-certified behavior analyst, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor and supervisor. Lori has achieved certification from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy/Beck Institute in Philadelphia and is trained in evidence based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Ryland has a broad scope of 20+ years of healthcare experience including work with veterans with PTSD, inpatient psychiatric, addiction treatment, criminal justice, autism treatment, serious and persistent mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, traditional outpatient services (individual, group, family), and psychological testing. She has expertise in healthcare administration including supervision of utilization management, provider network management, clinical quality, grant management, and population health. She has been involved in numerous community and state-level initiatives including Governor-appointed advisory positions such as Diversion Council and Behavioral Health Advisory Council, development of the Michigan Medicaid Autism benefit, and implementation of numerous evidence-based practices throughout the state of Michigan.
As Chief Compliance Officer, Tina Adams-Salter brings a wealth of legal and medical experience to Pinnacle Treatment Centers. Her goal is to help us continue to provide the best possible care for our patients while ensuring that Pinnacle Treatment Centers exceeds all standards for compliance, risk management, privacy, and security.
Having served in similar roles at the University of Missouri Health System, Meridian Health, and Temple University Hospital Health System as well as working as a law clerk and legal researcher, Tina offers a unique understanding of how to best deliver outstanding care within today’s fast-changing regulatory environment.
In addition to being a registered nurse, Tina holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University, a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law and an LLM-Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri.
Geoffrey Wade brings extensive relationships within the healthcare community and decades of experience to his role as Chief Development Officer. Driven by a desire to build the teams and relationships that enable better care for patients, he has helped healthcare companies across the country to improve their practices and networks. He has deep experience working with healthcare providers inside and outside the organization to build networks of care and support for patients and developing strategies to deliver care more efficiently. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, where he was a Rufus Choate Scholar.
Overcoming addiction can be difficult and challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here for you every step of the way—let us help you start your journey toward a better life and lasting recovery. Take the first step to recovery that lasts.
Pinnacle Treatment Centers facilities are CARF-accredited with decades of delivering positive, life-changing outcomes for patients, families, and communities. Our team of credentialed physicians, nurses, clinicians, and administrative and support staff provide a full continuum of quality care that includes detoxification for residential and outpatient clients as well as transitional living programs. We treat the individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being.Learn More