Haymarket Center’s Board of Directors unanimously announced their choice of Dr. Dan Lustig as the new President and CEO as of Thursday, February 9, 2017. Dr. Lustig has been serving as the Interim executive since October of 2016. After a ninety-day strategic planning period and review of all internal operations, Dr. Lustig presented his results and plans for the future of Haymarket.
Haymarket Board Chairman, Hon. Lee Daniels, officially announced the board’s decision to support Dr. Lustig and his plans, which will lead Haymarket Center and meet the challenges presented by the state’s financial crisis.
“Dr. Lustig has worked for many years with legislators and policy leaders to insure access to drug and alcohol treatment. The Board thinks that anticipated changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid funding make Dan the best choice both to champion Haymarket Center externally and to lead it internally,” said Lee Daniels, Chairman of Haymarket’s Board and former Speaker and Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives.
“Dan understands Haymarket’s commitment to the vision of its founder, Father Ignatius McDermott, who found the least of his brothers and gave them care. His colleagues hold him in high regard. He is a proven leader clinically, administratively and externally,” Daniels said.
“All of us at Haymarket understand our need to adapt to meet today’s challenges. The Board has a greater understanding of the needs of our clients and their families because of the impact Heroin has had in the community. Dr. Lustig has been a guest speaker in many communities, addressing and educating policy leaders, educators, law enforcement and families about the need for and success possible through treatment. We now have Dr. Lustig spearheading the programs to meet those needs,” Daniels said.
Background on Dr. Dan Lustig
Dr. Dan Lustig, Psy.D., MISA II, CAADC, previously served as Vice President of Clinical Services at Haymarket Center, Chicago’s largest community-based, not-for-profit provider of comprehensive substance abuse treatment services.
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Dr. Lustig is a graduate of Adler School of Professional Psychology, where he earned his Psy.D. in clinical psychology. He has over 20 years’ experience implementing quality substance abuse programs. In conjunction to his work and studies in addictions, Dr. Lustig completed the “Professional in Residence Program” at Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage California.
At Haymarket Center, Dr. Lustig has oversight of over 48 detoxification beds for adult men and women, 162 residential treatment beds, 84 specialty recovery home beds, and outpatient services in three locations on Chicago’s North, West, and South sides. Specialty programming includes content for pregnant and post-partum women with children, pregnant and postpartum women under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Jail, women who are victims of human trafficking, adult men with multiple treatment episodes, methamphetamine addiction, men reentering the community from Illinois prisons, men on electronic monitoring by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and adult men and women with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Haymarket provides outpatient treatment for substance use disorders for adults and adolescents. Dr. Lustig also oversees Haymarket’s Department of Health and Wellness, which provides health education, HIV counseling and testing, Ryan White program-funded substance use treatment services, and chronic disease management throughout Haymarket.
Dr. Lustig currently serves as the President of the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA), which is responsible for certification of substance abuse counselors in Illinois. He is a member of the Advisory Council to the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. He served on the Illinois Attorney General’s Task Force on Methamphetamines, and the Executive Committee for the Governor of Illinois – Ex-offenders Task Force. Currently, Dr. Lustig also is a member of the SAMHSA Advisory Council for Women’s Services in Maryland.
The mission of Haymarket Center, founded in 1975, is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by provi