Driscoll named senior executive of Hazelden Ford Foundation

CENTER CITY, Minn. – Upper Michigan native John Driscoll was recently named vice president of the Midwest Region for the world-renowned addiction treatment provider Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF).

“John Driscoll is one of the real stars of our organization,” said Mark Mishek, president and CEO of the international nonprofit.

“He has a proven track record of providing exceptional leadership within our organization. His work exemplifies our strong commitment to our mission, and no matter what he is called to do, John is dedicated to truly making a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are grateful for his tremendous expertise in the field of addiction treatment, and I’m confident that he will excel in this new position.”

In his new position, Driscoll will provide oversight for all five of the HBFF locations in Minnesota: Center City, Plymouth, St. Paul, Chaska and Maple Grove; the HBFF in Chicago, Illinois; and the HBFF Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) in Newton, Massachusetts. He will also oversee Recovery Management on the national level and the ongoing expansion of the Youth Continuum.

Driscoll grew up in Randville, and was a graduate of the North Dickinson High School class of 1988. In 1992, he received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, and went on to attend the clinical psychology graduate program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he completed all but his thesis for his MA in clinical psychology.

Driscoll is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and in 2008, he earned an MBA from Hamline University in St. Paul,. He lives in St. Croix Falls, Wis., with his wife, Kristine and their two daughters, Alaina and Jenna.

Driscoll has worked in the treatment field since 1991 and at the Hazelden Foundation since 1999. During his tenure, he has served as a counselor, manager, and director in Recovery Services.

In 2006, he assumed the position of executive director of Adult Services at Hazelden in Center City. Prior to his employment at Hazelden, Driscoll started and directed a long-term treatment program for women and their children in Chicago.