Pavillon’s Vance elected to board of national advocacy organization for addiction treatment

Published 10:46 am Thursday, June 21, 2012

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has elected Anne Vance

Anne Vance

of Pavillon Treatment Center in Mill Spring to its board of directors.
Vance is CEO of the 80-bed not-for-profit residential treatment center, as well as the sober living residence and outpatient treatment center in Greenville, S.C. She is one of few women elected to the 20-member board.
Board members are elected by a team of peers and fellow members, representing more than  830 individuals from around the nation. All officers serve a three-year term.
Pavillon is fully accredited and nationally recognized for having successfully treated hundreds of individuals and families from around the nation and overseas since 1996.
“Since it is often the administrator or CEO who creates and sustains the vision of a treatment center, it is significant that Anne has achieved this deserved honor. She will continue to effectively represent Pavillon and the addiction treatment industry as well as she has for many years,” said Bob Hayes Jr., board chairman for Pavillon.
Vance’s career in the treatment field began at the Betty Ford Center and culminated with her being the director of administration there. Subsequently, she became an international consultant working in India, Japan, England, Sweden, Switzerland, Mexico and Russia. In 1995, Vance helped create Crossroads Centre in Antigua and then became the CEO/president.
She has been CEO of Pavillon since 2003 and is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and an advanced member of the College of Addiction Treatment Administrators. She has authored numerous white papers and articles and appeared on national and international television and radio programs as an advocate for access to care, long-term recovery and eliminating the cultural stigmas associated with addiction.
Vance said she is strongly committed to establishing education and prevention programs. She was instrumental in bringing the children’s program to Pavillon. In the last two years, she has overseen the expansion of a new admissions center and a renovated treatment area with a dedicated detoxification unit.
Founded in 1978, NAATP is a trade association representing more than 500 of the best-known providers of addiction treatment both in this country and internationally. Its mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, training and other member support services to assure the continued availability and highest quality of addiction treatment.
For information about Pavillon, visit or call 828-694-2300.
– article submitted by Valerie A. Hoffman

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