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Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. welcomes Christopher Petrozzi as its new Executive Vice President of Correctional Services. Mr. Petrozzi brings over 21 years of progressive treatment and criminal justice experience in both the public and private sectors.

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Mr. Petrozzi's experience prior to joining Spectrum was at a large for-profit correctional treatment company with national oversight responsibilities. Previous to that, he was employed for nearly eleven years with the Colorado Department of Corrections in various management and administrative positions. He has extensive experience in correctional and treatment systems assessments, program development, technical assistance and realignments.

Mr. Petrozzi has a Master's degree in Community Psychology.  In addition, he has spearheaded major State criminal justice and treatment reforms and has served as a consultant to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute of Corrections. Mr. Petrozzi has also received numerous letters of commendation and awards from State treatment and criminal justice systems across the United States.

Spectrum's Correctional Treatment Division was established in 1993 to provide specialized treatment to criminal offenders with a history of chronic substance abuse. Working in partnership with host institutions, correctional personnel and parole authorities, Spectrum's Correctional Treatment Division prepares program participants for maintaining a lasting recovery, thereby reducing the risk of relapse and recidivism over the long term.

peter_paolantonioIn addition, Spectrum recently announced the promotion of its Executive Vice President of Clinical Services, Peter Paolantonio, to the position of Chief Clinical Officer.  In this role, Mr. Paolantonio has companywide responsibility for all clinical designs, implementation, and evaluation. 

"As Spectrum and the addiction treatment industry adapt to the rapidly changing health care environment, the demands for evidence-based, outcome-driven clinical approaches will be paramount," said Spectrum President and CEO Charles Faris. "Peter is superbly prepared to lead us through these challenges."

Mr. Paolantonio has been an employee of Spectrum for more than 35 years, developing, implementing and managing a variety of programs across Spectrum's multi-modality service continuum. In consultation with leading researchers, he established Spectrum's cognitive behavioral treatment approach for offender addicts, which includes specialized programming for minorities, pregnant addicts and dually diagnosed individuals.

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider. Spectrum operates over 100 institutional and community-based programs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Tennessee, Maine, Maryland, Iowa and Washington State – serving more than 40,000 individuals each year.

CONTACT: 
Andrew Strecker, Development Associate 
(508) 792-5400 x7113
andrew.strecker@spectrumsys.org

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