Our Mission. Your Recovery.
Meet The Team
Our Mission. Your Recovery.
Meet The Team
Dr. Elizabeth Ramos
Chief Executive Officer, Behavioral Healthcare
Ed started his recovery journey in 2009 as one of the first clients at GateHouse Sober Community. After successful completion of the program, Ed assisted in developing the structure and philosophy that still holds true for GateHouse today.
Ed’s career in behavioral healthcare includes working as a Lead Case Manager at Tewksbury State Hospital, where he learned the operational intricacies of substance abuse treatment. At Tewksbury, Ed conducted individual and group substance abuse counseling and provided routine case management.
Ed is a member of the board for the Partnership for Successful Living, a collaboration of six nonprofit organizations providing access to housing, health care, education, employment and supportive services to help individuals and families achieve sustainable independence. Ed also serves on the Mayor’s Opiate Taskforce in Nashua, NH. Furthermore, Ed is active in the Nashua Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition and the Regional Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition.
Steve Del Mauro
Executive Vice President, Admissions
Steve Del Mauro, NCIP (Nationally Certified Intervention Professional), is Executive Vice President, Admissions overseeing GateHouse Treatment, as well as our other healthcare facilities. As a person in long-term recovery, he understands the needs of our clients struggling with substance use disorder.
A combat veteran, Steve took his experience from the military and applied his skillset to the private sector when he returned from service. He began his career as a recovery advocate in the admissions department and learned the skills he would need to thrive in the substance abuse treatment field. Before his time at GateHouse, he worked in the health insurance field and is well versed in the medical industry.
Steve’s mission is to give hope to those suffering from addiction and to spread the message that there is a better way of life within reach with a little help and perseverance.
Senior VP, Clinical Research
As Senior Vice President of Clinical Outreach, Chad manages the GateHouse’s business development department. He plans for company growth and leads a team of clinical outreach coordinators in their effort to reach the people who need help. But Chad’s role here has a deeper meaning to him because of his long-term recovery status. He chose to join the Gatehouse team because of the staff’s commitment to treating addiction at an individual level, allowing clients the opportunity to transform their lives.
Chad has worked in the substance abuse treatment field for 15 years. He began his career at a community mental health center working as a tech, becoming an alcohol and drug counselor and eventually an admissions coordinator.
Chad lives in Tupelo, Mississippi, with his wife and family. Besides being passionate about his recovery, Chad loves sports. He worked for ESPN as a morning radio host while also commentating on college football and basketball games.
Mitch Pierce, CRSW (Certified Recovery Support Worker), is not only Executive Director of GateHouse Treatment, but he is also a GateHouse alumnus in long-term recovery. He is passionately invested in the work he does for GateHouse Treatment, helping clients find a new way of life through recovery and sobriety.
Before his current position, Mitch worked his way through the GateHouse ranks as a Case Manager, Clinical Support Supervisor and Program Director. Mitch has extensive training in the areas of ethical boundaries, peer recovery support, suicide prevention and HIV/AIDS awareness.
Mitch is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Rivier University in Nashua, NH. In his free time, he is active in the local 12-step community and takes great joy in being a horticulture enthusiast.
Director of Operations
As an alumnus of GateHouse in long-term recovery, Joe guides and assists clients through the recovery process and 12 steps. He is a fixture in the recovery community and assists in the process of finding sponsors and home groups. Joe oversees the day-to-day sober living residences and provides a layer of accountability in life skills such as cleanliness, curfew, following rules, job searches and much more.
Joe is a firm believer in the 12 steps and works with each client on their understanding of the principles and concepts of the program. He educates those who have never participated in a fellowship as well as those who have tried in the past and need some guidance in our structured environment. He monitors recovery progress and provides motivation and suggestions when necessary.
James Gamache, MSW, LICSW, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. James has worked in the field of mental health and addiction treatment since 1995. James served two terms on the board of New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association and is currently serving as the organizational delegate on the board of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
James has presented nationally for NAADAC, the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) and the C4 Recovery Foundation on topics specific to mental illness and substance use. James’ career highlights include being a research clinician for the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center in studies focused on cognitive behavioral therapy for post-traumatic stress disorders and addiction.
Lewis Hastings, CRSW (Certified Recovery Support Worker), is a Case Manager for GateHouse Treatment, and as such, plays a significant role in the clients’ recovery process. Lewis works with clients on pending legal and financial matters they may have when they come into treatment. He acts as an official liaison between GateHouse Treatment and court systems in different states to help his clients resolve legal matters during the time they are in treatment.
Lewis began his career in the treatment industry as a Behavioral Health Technician, eventually becoming a Case Manager and earning his certificates in recovery coaching and recovery support. Lewis has also written several books on the topic of recovery and life after recovery.