Executive Director: John Wade, BA, CACCF, ICADC
John Wade has 25 years senior management and counseling experience working in the addiction treatment field helping individuals and their families find recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. Mr. Wade has worked in many capacities in addiction treatment from front line worker to inpatient clinical manager; serving on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation; (CACCF) and member of the Faculty of Continuing Education at Centennial College as a Professor in the Addiction Studies Program. A passionate advocate of evidence based addiction treatment and education, Mr. Wade believes the key to success in helping people recover from alcoholism and drug addiction is engaging each person in a respectful, non- judgmental, and empathetic manner. His progressive practical approach demonstrates a fundamental commitment to the wellbeing of his clients. He holds a BA from York University and is certified as an alcohol and drug addiction counselor (ICADC).
General Manager: Sergio Morandin
Sergio is 24 years sober and he truly understands the trials and tribulations that staying sober entails. As well as being the General Manager, Sergio is an inspiration who generously contributes to every aspect of Another Road’s daily operations. He understands that the variety of factors that can contribute to destructive behavior are diverse and uniquely personal. His sobriety has taught him that every problem has a solution and every road block reveals the possibility of another direction. He truly believes that every person has the ability to recover from addiction.
Program Manager: Bill Walsh
Bill has been involved in the recovery community for many years while working in the financial industry. After deciding to make a career change a few years ago the Addiction Studies program at Centennial seemed like a natural fit. A volunteer position turned into a full time job working in a residential recovery home and a CAC II designation followed in due process. Recovery is a multi faceted process and Bill believes that offering multiple modalities of addiction treatment is key to a full recovery.
Counsellor: Ken King
Coming from a good home with loving parents didn't save Ken from a fight with addiction. Good fortune led him to some caring people who convinced him that treatment can work. In the company of new friends he became a regular at 12 step meetings. Motivated by his struggle he set out to learn what he could, about addiction, from an academic perspective. He attended McMaster University where he graduated from the Addiction Studies Program and he’s been a practicing counsellor ever since. He believes that with the support of a strong and caring community every man can find the strength to stay healthy.
Cooper is a volunteer at the recovery house. His specialties are running in the back field playing ball, socializing and accepting treats. Always happy with his tail wagging and gentle demeanour it is impossible not to feel good around him. Cooper always has time for everyone at the house.