WHO WE ARE
The professional staff of TRI Center is comprised of experienced, highly trained clinicians. Our team includes Licensed Certified Social Workers (LCSWs), Ph.D. psychologists, Certified Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), Nurses, case managers, and an MD psychiatrist situated on the premises of all three of our local offices.
JOSE GONZALEZ, President/CEO
Our highly qualified team is led by the vision of TRI Founder and President, Jose Gonzalez, a licensed psychotherapist and specialist in addictions.
Mr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Boston College and holds a masters degree from Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work. He has 30 years of experience in the field of chemical dependency and has worked in a variety of settings, both inpatient and outpatient, where he had the opportunity to formulate his treatment philosophy. In 1990, he founded TRI Center, a unique treatment program that employs an innovative holistic approach to addiction treatment. Mr. Gonzalez takes an active approach to running his center by directly participating in the intake process, training and supervising clinical staff, and fostering personal relationships with members of the community who refer patients for assistance.
DEBORAH GREENE, Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Greene is responsible for the day-to-day contractual obligations for all three TRI Center clinics. She has over 20 years of professional experience in both residential and outpatient settings.
Ms. Greene is highly detail and goal oriented having maintained compliance standards for all awarded Federal, State, and City contracts for the past 20 years. Her organizational and motivational skills are key strengths in obtaining positive results and upholding the standards for each contract.
High retention rates, low positive drug screens, successful program completion, and the continued procurement and renewal of major State, Federal and Private contracts is evidence of TRI Center’s relentless dedication to treating the chemically dependent.
Our success is attributed to the culturally diverse staff and the intensive training and supervision they receive. The high level of professionalism by our dedicated staff and our track record of success has led to a range of significant achievements:
OASAS LICENSURE AWARDED
TRI Center Inc. Clinics are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to provide Chemical Dependency treatment. TRI Center continues to receive 3-year compliance reviews from its OASAS audits.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
TRI Center was awarded the BOP treatment contract to provide transitional drug treatment services to Federal offenders.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION CONTRACT
TRI Center Inc. was awarded the contract to provide drug treatment services for the United States Department of Probation: Eastern District.
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY CONTRACT
TRI Center’s successful performance has resulted in contract renewals for this highly competitive contract.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE: Research Study
TRI Center was awarded a NIDA Phase I grant to research the effectiveness of its virtual reality system in the treatment of chemical dependency.