LIFE OF PURPOSE
Andrew J. “Drew” Rothermel, is one of the leading C-suite executives in the national treatment industry. Over his 20 year career, Rothermel has served as Chief Executive Officer for Origins Behavioral Healthcare, Caron Treatment Center’s Florida Operations, and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Fulcrum’s CityLine Behavioral Healthcare Holding Company, as well as CEO of Fulcrum’s newest treatment center acquisition – Life of Purpose Treatment Centers – in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Palm Beach County, Florida.
Rothermel is a recognized entrepreneur and treatment legal advocate in leading the reform of key healthcare legislation in regards to addicted individuals and their constitutional protection under the Americans with Disability’s Act throughout the state of Florida, as well as a foremost authority on NIMBY and Mergers/Acquisitions startups and community activists.
He holds his B.S. in Finance, and his MBA from the University of Richmond – Robins School of Business. Rothermel also earned his Juris Doctor Law Degree from the University of
Richmond’s School of Law. Rothermel resides in Palm Beach County Florida, with his wife, Amy, and his three sons. He is a sought after speaker throughout the national addiction treatment industry circuit on key topics such as mergers/acquisitions, start-up initiatives,
healthcare legislation, as well as the science of the disease of addiction.
Tom began his career as a corporate banker working for money center banks including Fleet Financial Group in Providence, Rhode Island, and Wachovia Bank in Atlanta, Georgia where he last served as Vice President of Corporate Finance. Tom’s banking career spanned ten years and included direct experience in corporate finance, corporate lending, and commercial real estate. Currently, Tom is supporting Life of Purpose by now serving as Chief Financial Officer for City Line Behavioral Health, which is the parent company of Life of Purpose. Tom received a degree in economics from Florida State University and remains active with as the sponsor of a university lecture series. Tom serves on numerous boards – both corporate and charitable.
Kerry Coyle serves as the Executive Director of Life of Purpose Florida. An Alma Mater of Florida Atlantic University for both undergraduate and graduate school, she is perfectly aligned for executive leadership of our academically-focused institution located on the campus of FAU. She will lead the center’s multidisciplinary team of clinical, academic, and medical professionals, and continue the elevation of standards of care based on evidence of efficacy, that is at the core of Life of Purpose Treatment. Experienced with more than 15 years of executive leadership excellence in behavioral healthcare, she leads with resolution and accomplishment. Ms. Coyle has served in various leadership positions at some of the most highly-regarded behavioral health facilities across the country. Her exemplary career includes increasing patient care and outcomes, legal compliance, program development, financial management, strategic planning and forecasting, cohesively creating working environments of appreciation and strong communication, clinical education, synergistic referral relationships, family programming, and alumni relations.
Bethany Kassar, MSW, LCSW
Bethany received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has over 20 years of experience with treating both addiction and mental health issues with both the individual and their family. Bethany came from the Los Angeles area with a variety of experiences including working within the EAP system of the largest public works company in Southern California providing both mental health and addiction treatment services. She also worked with incarcerated adolescent youth in maximum secured facility and helped to create and implement and drug and alcohol treatment program for an agency servicing the entertainment industry. After moving to the Philadelphia area, Bethany has continued to work for various outpatient settings providing addiction, mental health and triage services. Her passion is to include the whole family/support system within the treatment environment. Bethany’s approach is both holistic, empathic and family systems in nature, focusing on the family as an emotional unit in order to begin to facilitate the healing process.
Andrew developed The Purpose Model to help other individuals whose education or employment was disrupted due to substance use, overcome the soft bigotry of low expectations that many emerging adults experienced during treatment and the early recovery process. Andrew is a person in long-term since 2001. Andrew holds a Master in Social Work degree from Florida Atlantic University and is a macro level social worker. He is a member of the Young People in Recovery national board, as well as a board member of The Bridge Way School, Philadelphia’s recovery high school. Andrew has also been a member of the Florida Sober Homes Task Force and participated on advisory panels for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Rebecca brings her knowledge of the addiction treatment field to her role as Director of Marketing and helps the organization become a nationally recognized brand in providing quality behavioral health services. Rebecca has over 17 years’ experience in various roles in Marketing, Public relations and Operations. She spent several years at Calloway Labs, where she was recognized as specialized substance abuse field operations manager, she worked as a Treatment Consultant for American Addiction Centers, and as the Executive Director of Brand Management at Summit Behavioral Health. In all her roles Rebecca consistently demonstrates excellent interpersonal communication skills and creative marketing abilities Rebecca’s belief in the mission of Life of Purpose exudes through her efforts of collaboration and development of relationships with clients, employees and professionals in the community.