Howard Meitiner President and CEO, Phoenix House

Mr. Meitiner was appointed President and CEO of Phoenix House
in February 2007, succeeding Dr. Mitchell S. Rosenthal, the organization’s founder. A member of the Phoenix House Board of Directors since 2004, he worked with Dr. Rosenthal in 2006 to help restructure and strengthen the organization’s New York programs. As a leading international marketing and retail executive with expertise in managing growth, he ran retail organizations in many countries with the DFS Group. Mr. Meitiner served as President and CEO of several companies within the retail giant LVMH, before managing turnaround projects in the private sector from 2001 onwards.

Chief among the goals Mr. Meitiner has set for his tenure at Phoenix House is the expansion of services to reach more persons in need of help and to provide ongoing care and support for the men, women, and teens the organization serves. With a broader focus on families and a more flexible mix of treatment, Phoenix House will continue to lead the way in substance abuse treatment and be better able to meet the needs of clients and their families throughout their recovery. A native of England, Mr. Meitiner has lived in various cities around the world and has made New York City his home since 2001.

Mr. Meitiner’s past community involvement has included Rotary in Hong Kong and Australia and the Community Chest in Singapore, where he received a rare Corporate Community Service Award from the President of the Republic. He was most recently a member of the Sunny Hills/Children’s Garden Board of Directors in San Francisco. He is currently an Advisory Board member of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC), which seeks to upgrade the practice of addiction treatment and recovery service clinicians.

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