CODAC Leadership

Executive Leadership

Linda E. Hurley

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Linda Hurley has worked in substance abuse treatment and behavioral healthcare for more than 30 years. She has been with CODAC since 1991 and was named CODAC’s President/CEO in 2016. Under Ms. Hurley’s leadership, CODAC was the first Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) in the nation to receive Health Home certification and the first OTP in RI to be designated as a Center of Excellence. Furthermore, Ms. Hurley established a first of its kind comprehensive Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program for corrections, a recognized Tobacco Cessation program, and one of the first HCV treatment programs embedded in an OTP. Ms. Hurley has been a leader in working to effect policy change in RI, serving on numerous boards and coalitions. She has also been called as a consultant for state and federal agencies, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and the United States Senate.

Linda Hurley

Alisha Bourdeau

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

Alisha Bourdeau has been with CODAC since 2001. After seven years as CODAC’s Director of Finance, she was named CFO in 2016. Ms. Bourdeau is responsible for fiscal management of the agency and oversees all financial functions at CODAC. In 2010, Ms. Bourdeau’s job title was expanded to include Director of Human Resources. In this capacity, she is responsible for implementation and oversight of all CODAC Human Resource services, policies, and programs. She is also tasked with ensuring agency compliance with all employment-related regulatory requirements.

Alisha Bourdeau Chief Financial Officer

Susan Figueirdo

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Susan is a 15 yr, licensed therapist, who has had the privilege of helping countless individuals reaching a better quality of life. She is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor as well as a certified Life Coach.  During her career she ventured into executive roles, allowing her to influence organizational change geared at improving the quality of care for patients.  This executive experience has allowed her to expand into coaching and developing staff at all levels in the behavioral healthcare field. 

Alisha Bourdeau Chief Financial Officer

Catherine DeGood, DO

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Catherine DeGood graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in family and social medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.  Her interest in working with people with substance use disorders led her to practice addiction medicine after residency.  She is board certified in Family and Addiction Medicine.  Her special areas of interest are the biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain, mental health and addiction treatment.  

Catherine DeGood, DO

Senior Leadership

DIRECTOR OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Jason W. Alexandre - MA, MSJason Alexandre joined CODAC in 2020.  He brings over 15 years of quality improvement, strategic planning and compliance leadership experience in the non-profit human services sector to the Team.  Mr. Alexandre is responsible for facilitating system-wide quality improvement initiatives, as well as ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations impacting client care.  He serves as the agency’s Human Rights and HIPAA Privacy Officer, respectively, and works closely with internal and external stakeholders in ensuring compliance with agency licensing and accreditation requirements.  When not at CODAC, Mr. Alexandre is an assistant Aikido instructor and holds the rank of Sandan (three degree black belt) with Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Japan.

Director Of Information Technology

Director of Healthcare services

Barbara Trout has more than 25 years of experience providing services to individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Ms. Trout works closely with the Nursing and Pharmacy departments as well as the Clinical and Medical departments to provide multidisciplinary care to persons served at CODAC. She is also charged with working with the Leadership team on expanding services to our clientele. Ms. Trout has vast experience in maintaining and upholding CARF, Federal and State requirements and regulations. She has been involved in programs such as the NEATTC Leadership Program and MAT Health Homes, as well as oversight of various grants with community partners. She brings a wealth of knowledge, critical thinking skills and a broad skillset to the team in developing policy and procedure, implementing new programs, trainings for staff and external groups in the field of medication assisted recovery and maintaining quality care to our patients.

Director of Clinical Services

Alayna Woodley, MSW, LICSW joined the CODAC team in September 2021 as the Director of Clinical Services. She brings over 10 years of leadership experience in a variety of non-profit agencies to her role at CODAC. She has experience in mental health, program management, grant writing and clinical supervision. Alayna has also served as Board Secretary for a local therapeutic riding program, Gaits of Harmony, and completed the Rhode Island Foundation Emerging Leaders Program. 

Alayna completed her Bachelors in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and her Master of Social Work from Rhode Island College.

Program and Department Leadership

Jennifer Adams, MA, LCDP, ADS

CODAC Newport Program Director

Christine Atkin, MA

Program Analyst

Beth Bennett, NCTTP, CTTS-M, NBC-HWC

Director of Training 

Emilia Carter

CODAC East Bay Program Director

Maria Furtado

Informational Systems & Services Coordinator

Charlene Griffin, RPh

Pharmacist

Jaimie Guiterrez, BS, MS

CODAC Thrive & Cranston Program Director

Benjamin C. Hall, LCDP, LCCS

CODAC South County Program Director

Kathleen Hopkins, MPA

Adult Correctional Institute Program Director

Carolyn James

Special Projects Coordinator / Community Liaison / Tobacco Program  Coordinator

Laura Levine, LMHC, LCDP

Associate Director of Clinical Services

Patrick McCarty

Facilities Manager

Ernest McNair, BS, MBA

CODAC Providence Program Director

Danielle Mimitz, M.Ed., LMHC

CODAC Hampden County Program Director

Lisa Nichols

Accounts Payable / Human Resources Assistant

Alim Tajudeen, MHS

CODAC Pawtucket Program Director 

Mary Torres

Human Resources Generalist 

Nancy Turner

Executive Assistant to the President/CEO 

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