A. Michael Blanche 
Co-Founder

Michael Blanche is a licensed clinical social worker that has over twenty years of experience providing direct clinical treatment for those who are dually diagnosed with addiction and other psychological issues. Michael has worked in all levels of care in the treatment of addiction and mental health. Michael has extensive expertise in establishing and supervising residential and outpatient programs throughout the Philadelphia Metropolitan area.  Michael is a leading expert in the field of prevention.  Michael specializes in middle school and high school prevention talks and staff development. Providing CEUs on the impact of technology, process addiction, complex trauma, young adult substance abuse and dual diagnosis are just a few workshop titles Michael has facilitated.   Michael is known for working with complex individuals and their families assisting in difficult times of discerning the appropriate level of care or proper placement.

Tom Connell
Co-Founder

Tom is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania and has his advance certification in Alcohol & Drug Counseling. He has been working in the addiction treatment field for 30 years in various capacities from counselor to CEO.  He has worked in all levels of care - Detox Centers, Residential Treatment Facilities, Psychiatric Units, and Outpatient Agencies.  Tom got his Bachelor's Degree from Temple University in 1986 from Fox School of Business.  He earned his Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Chesntut Hill College in 1991.  He lives in Hatboro-Horsham with his wife Teresa, has three daughters and two grandchildren.

Brendan Young
Co-Founder & CEO

Mr. Young is a Co-Founder and CEO of Ethos Treatment, LLC, a substance abuse intensive
outpatient program (IOP) and the President/CEO of Mental Health Consultants, Inc., a
behavioral health consulting company that provides employee assistance programs (EAP) and
other behavioral health services to companies large or small across the US. Not bad for a man
who once considered a career as a "golf bum”, which was fortunately cut short by a passion for helping others. After receiving his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph's University in
Philadelphia (where he served on the National Alumni Board) and a stint in AmeriCorps NCCC,
Young went on to earn a master’s degree is social services from Bryn Mawr College School of
Social Work and Social Research and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). He is a past
President and Vice President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Employee Assistance
Professionals Association (EAPA) and former board member for the Employee Assistance
Society of North America (EASNA). An avid cyclist, amateur photographer and mediocre
CrossFitter, Brendan currently lives in Glenside, PA with his out-of-his-league wife, two teenage
daughters who grow more embarrassed by him every day, and a pair of Labrador retrievers.

Ned Moore
Co-Founder
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Ned Moore has been a life long entrepreneur in a wide array of sectors including information technology, healthcare, insurance, retail, real estate and the distribution industry. He has built high performing teams to support fast growing companies providing vision, strategy, operational skills and leadership during several phases of a company’s lifecycle.  He also has extensive experience in raising capital from a variety of different sources and sectors to fuel companies experiencing rapid growth along with both buy side and sell side M&A transactions. He has founded and grown several companies.

 

Currently Ned is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Clutch, which provides the leading Customer Management Platform for businesses that sell direct to consumers.  Prior to Clutch, he was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO at Portico Systems providing enterprise software solutions into the healthcare payer market experiencing tremendous growth and ultimately being sold to McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK).  Under Ned’s leadership Clutch was named Technology Startup of the Year in 2012 and Portico was named Emerging Technology Company of the Year in 2008 by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT).

 

Ned is very active in supporting the entrepreneurial community both as an advisor and investor and is involved with helping entrepreneurs in all stages of their companies.  He also serves as an Advisory Council Member to Villanova’s “ICE” Center, which is the Center for Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship. Ned has extensive board experience and currently serves on the boards of Core Solutions, Villanova Insurance Partners, Bryn and Danes, and the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale.  He previously served on several other advisory boards and company boards including Verilogue which was sold to Publicis Groupe (EPA:PUB). He has been recognized by the Eastern Technology Council as the 2008 Technology CEO of the Year, was a recipient of the 2007 Philadelphia Business Journal Forty Under Forty award and was named a finalist in the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greater Philadelphia.

Garth Reid
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
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Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Garth Reid moved to Philadelphia upon graduating from Cornell University with a BS in Applied Economics Management in 2002.  Garth's career has spanned multiple industries from large national insurance providers to small and medium size technology start-up ventures. Regardless of industry, Garth specializes in developing strong interpersonal relationships with clients and partners.

 

Giving back to his community has always been important. He has been a volunteer with the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House since 2010 and in 2012 help found the Achilles International - Philadelphia Chapter which trains and provides guides for disabled athletes. Garth lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.