Farnum Leadership

Kathleen Murphy, M.Ed., LADC

Sr. Vice President of Substance Use Treatment Services

Kathleen Murphy, M.Ed., LADC, is the Sr. VP of Substance Abuse Services for Farnum Center. Kathleen has provided treatment to those affected by substance use disorder since 2003. She earned her master’s degree in counseling in 2010 from the University of New Hampshire and is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor.

Dennis Theriault, MBA

Vice President of Substance Use Treatment Services

Dennis Theriault is the Vice President of Substance Abuse Services for Farnum. Before joining Farnum, Dennis worked in a variety of administrative and leadership roles in the behavioral health field for over 20 years. During that time he served in various inpatient, residential and outpatient treatment settings, working with adolescents, adults, correctional populations, inpatient psychiatric populations, and those receiving medication-assisted treatment.

Dennis has significant experience with quality improvement and performance measurement systems, corporate compliance, and all aspects of overseeing business operations of substance abuse treatment facilities. Dennis also served as an accreditation surveyor for the Commission on the Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for over 10 years and provided consultative services to behavioral health service providers in a wide variety of areas.

Christine Habermann, MBA

Vice President of Policy, Procedure, and Compliance

Christine is responsible for leading the internal processes for promoting and ensuring Farnum’s compliance with laws, regulations, company policies and contracts. She represents Farnum in an enterprise-wide Compliance Committee which oversees its compliance risk management and internal complaint reporting programs. She is also responsible for formulating and implementing Farnum’s policies and procedures as well as making sure they are communicated and trained upon across the company. Further, Christine is responsible for preparing for CARF accreditation and state inspections.

Prior to joining Farnum Center in 2016, Christine served as the Director of Marketing at Groton Wellness, where she transformed marketing efforts to a person-centered, value-proposition strategy, increasing sales 50% in three years.

Christine received an M.B.A. from Bentley University and a B.S. from Skidmore College.

Roland Lavallee, MD

Medical Director

Roland Lavallee MD has provided medical care for over 30 years. His training includes the addiction treatment unit at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ and his background includes Public Health Service, Family Practice, Pain Management and acting as a Medical Director for Methadone Maintenance Clinics. He has long been concerned about the myths associated with addictive diseases, substance use disorders treatment and the significant, ongoing reduction in healthcare resources allotted to this.
Dr. Lavallee began providing medical coverage for Farnum Center in August 2012 and in February 2013 he welcomed the opportunity to become Medical Director of all of Farnum’s facilities.
“The longest road to recovery is the one that is never started”

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