Founder and CEO Peter Schorr created Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers as the premier drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment center on the East Coast. With 30 years as both a clinician and the manager of health care facilities, Peter developed innovative programs to treat those suffering from the disease of addiction. His vision was to create rehab treatment centers in peaceful and serene settings for patients to heal, learn and prepare for lifelong sobriety.
Kenneth Kosza, MA
Chief Operating Officer
Ken Kosza is the Chief Operations Officer of Retreat. Ken earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology. He began his career as an addictions counselor at an inpatient substance abuse treatment center. Ken then moved into the world of outpatient substance abuse as an addictions counselor for a multi-site outpatient center. Within two years Ken became Executive Director and Vice President of all 30 locations. Ken currently resides in Florida with his wife, Andrea, and their five children. He enjoys watching sports of any kind, but has a particular love for amateur wrestling.
Chrissy Gariano, MA
Chief Clinical Officer
Chrissy Gariano serves as Retreat’s Chief Clinical Officer. She oversees licensing and accreditation as well as clinical programming for all of Retreat’s facilities. Chrissy holds her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Immaculata University. Chrissy’s career spans over 15 years in substance abuse treatment. She began as an intern at an inpatient substance abuse facility and was promoted to Executive Director of that facility in 2008. Chrissy has been with Retreat since its inception in 2011, as Executive Director. She was born in Malvern, PA and now lives in Ephrata. She loves animals, the beach, swimming and a good book.
Thomas Garofola, MHS, LCADC
Chief Marketing Officer
Tom Garofola is Retreat’s Chief Marketing Officer. Tom has been with Retreat since its planning stages. Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services (MHS) and is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). He began his career as an addictions counselor. In 2001, he was asked to head up the planning efforts for the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Subcommittee of New Jersey Governor’s Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (GCADA). Currently, Tom serves as the President for the New Jersey Chapter of Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NJEAPA).
In his private time, Tom volunteers as the leader of a family support group and serves as the assistant director of a youth basketball league. Tom lives in Hamilton, NJ, with his wife, children, and 2 dogs.
Dr. Deja Gilbert, PhD
Chief Business Officer
Dr. Deja Gilbert is Retreat’s Chief Business Officer. She joined the Retreat Team in early 2013 as Executive Director and VP of Program Development. Dr. Gilbert obtained her PhD from Capella University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She began her journey in the addictions industry as a primary substance abuse counselor working with adolescents and their families. She then moved on to become the Executive Director of a multisite outpatient and intensive outpatient behavioral healthcare program. She later became Vice President overseeing facilities in both Florida and Alabama. Dr. Gilbert currently lives in Palm Beach County with her family.
Corporate Administrative Director
Scott Korogodsky serves as Retreat’s Corporate Administrative Director. He provides oversight and leadership to the financial and systems operations at the Retreat facilities. With a background in management of finance production and manufacturing of consumer goods, he made the transition to operations management in Behavioral Health almost a decade ago. Scott has been a member of the Retreat Team since the initial concept in the role of Director of Operations.
A native of Chicago, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, riding his Harley and “strumming” his Martin guitars.