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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 used to be a successful teacher. I was proud of myself and my achievements. I started using drugs and hit rock bottom. Then a friend took me to ACI. I went to detox and rehab. I am currently enrolled in the outpatient program and am doing great. I love where I am living and I love the staff at ACI. I am so grateful for the fellowship I have with my peers. I look forward to going to groups, seeing my counselors and the friends that I made. My favorite thing is “Jump Start Café” on Friday morning. I am learning how to have fun without using. I finally feel lucky to be alive.”

-John, 58