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Meet the CEO

Warren D. Zysman, LCSW, CASAC

 Chief Executive Officer/Chief Program Officer

Warren is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Program Officer (CPO) at ACI, which is one of the largest providers of Chemical Dependency Services in Manhattan, NY. Warren is the third CEO in ACI's 40 year history. Warren has been an administrator and clinician in the chemical dependency field since 1997. 

He graduated in 2003 with a Masters in Social Work and a specialization in substance abuse from Fordham University. He has also completed advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Beck institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in PA where he was trained by Aaron T. Beck MD (Founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Advanced training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis in NYC where he was trained by Albert Ellis PhD (Founder of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy).

Mr. Zysman holds New York State Licenses as a licensed clinical social worker with third party reimbursement privileges (LCSW-R), a licensed master’s social worker (LMSW) and a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor (CASAC). In 2014, he was appointed as a Trustee of the Board of Directors for Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC), which is the largest public healthcare corporation in Nassau County, NY. In addition to being a trustee at NUMC, he also chairs the NUMC Behavioral Health Committee and the NUMC Contracts Committee. Warren is grateful for the continued support of his wife and two children.

 

“I firmly believe that ACI is why my son is still alive, back with our family, and back to school. As a mother my primary concern was that my son would receive compassionate care and the attention he needed to focus on his recovery. We have been through this before and I was losing hope, so was my son. It is a very lonely and dark place to be. All ACI staff, doctors, nurses, and counselors were always available when I had questions. We were able to visit and we had a family therapy session where I learned that I had to take care of myself too, without feelings of guilt. We also learned how to set limits and boundaries. At last, freedom, from the emotional pain of being part of an addicted family. My son learned the skills he needs to sustain his sobriety. He learned about the importance of maintaining sober friends and activities. He learned how to say no and change the things in his life that kept holding him back from happiness, health, and success. Thank you ACI I have my son back!”

-Sally, 43