Bradley F. Sorte
As President & CEO, Brad oversees Caron’s extensive continuum of care for teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families at its facilities in Pennsylvania and Florida, its outpatient treatment centers in Atlanta, Philadelphia,Northern Virginia, and Wyomissing, Pa., and its recovery centers in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Brad Sorte was appointed President & CEO following Doug Tieman’s retirement in July 2021. Backed by his extensive experience in both business and clinical leadership roles, Brad has a rich foundation to continue to propel Caron's mission and thought leadership forward. He remains committed to his goal of providing a culture in which the business of healthcare never interferes with the fundamental needs of each individual patient.
Previously in his role of Chief Strategy and Growth Officer and Executive Vice President, Brad focused on expanding access and availability for those who need treatment. He was responsible for aligning strategy and performance for Caron Treatment Centers, providing oversight to the business development, marketing, and admissions departments. He guided strategic projects and operationalized them across Caron’s continuum in alignment with the organization's strategic plan. Brad also oversaw Caron’s outpatient and recovery centers, Caron Florida’s Keele Center, and all non-residential services along the regional continuum.
Brad began his career at Caron as a family therapist at Caron Renaissance in 2011 and then became a primary therapist at Ocean Drive. In those positions, he facilitated client group sessions, family workshops, and the Residential Family Program. He also worked closely with patients and families of high net worth to help address pre-existing barriers to recovery and achieve lasting systemic change. Drawing from that experience, Brad believes that, for the best chance of success, each family member must participate and feel supported in the healing process.
Playing a significant role in addiction and behavioral healthcare, Brad speaks at conferences in the United States and abroad on topics ranging from family recovery and young adult addiction to the changing landscape of behavioral healthcare. He has been featured in The New York Times and Miami Herald as well as various media and industry publications.
Active in the Young Presidents Organization, Brad is a member of both the Philadelphia and Palm Beach chapters and serves on the board for Palm Beach.
Brad holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Florida Atlantic University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree in legal studies from Kaplan University.
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By Bradley F. Sorte, MBA, MSW