Art VanDivier, Executive Director, La Hacienda Treatment Center
In 1977, as a high school guidance counselor, Art VanDivier began facilitating groups for teenagers with problems related to drug and alcohol abuse. In an effort to learn more about the impact of addiction on family systems, Art left home in La Selva Beach, California, to attend graduate school at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. For over 40 years Art has held clinical and executive leadership positions in the field of addiction treatment. He has been the Executive Director of La Hacienda Treatment Center since 2002, and a board member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers since 2004.