CleanSlate is celebrating our 10 year anniversary this month which is a huge accomplishment and it’s only right that we pay tribute to one of the most instrumental people in our organization and history, Ellen Alexander, Vice President of Operations.  

Ellen will hit this milestone on December 7th and if you’ve had the pleasure of meeting or working with Ellen, you will know she wouldn’t want this attention on her, but she deserves this recognition.

Never afraid to jump in wherever needed, Ellen is always available to answer a question, provide insight, or answer the phones when a blizzard hits the Northeast! 

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Left: Stephanie Steiner, Director of Customer Service. 

Right: Ellen Alexander 

She is also never afraid to bring humor to the workplace and was known for evaluating new employees and candidates by whether or not they could beat her in a foot race in the parking lot.  She is still waiting to race Greg.  

Ellen is also fondly referred to as “The Historian” by Scott Snyder, VP of Talent Acquisition, a sentiment mirrored by Joan Erwin.  “Few people, if any, know as much about CleanSlate as Ellen does. She has been the glue that helped keep CS going in the early days and she continues to keep us on path as a leader. In my experience, she?s the person everyone goes to when they want to get *things* done.” – Joan Erwin, Senior Vice President, Business Development (edited to keep things PG). 

In keeping with Ellen’s spirit, we will keep this brief and just say thank you for all that you have done during your 10 years with CleanSlate and here’s to another 10! 

Please join me in congratulating Ellen on achieving this milestone!  Also, be on the lookout in a future newsletter for a 10 year anniversary gift announcement!


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Photo courtesy of Brian Coonan 

Juliana Dalessandro

Juliana Dalessandro is the Manager of Organizational Culture & Engagement for CleanSlate, a leading national medical group that provides office-based outpatient medication treatment for the chronic disease of addiction, primarily alcohol and opioid use disorders.