A. Michael Blanche
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 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.
Raised in the Philadelphia region, Brendan graduated from St. Joseph's University. He entered AmeriCorps National Civilian Conservation Corps (NCCC) after graduation, travelling the Mid-Western United States carrying out volunteer service projects. Upon return he worked in various capacities in business, technology and behavioral health. While working in the behavioral health field as a clinical aid, he found his professional passion and decided to pursue a graduate degree in the field of behavioral health. Attending Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research Brendan received his Master’s degree in Clinical Social Service and Social Service Management. He worked as a counselor at an intensive outpatient program, while at the same time consulting to Mental Healthcare Consultants, a leading workplace behavior healthcare company that works with employers to address behavioral health issues in the workplace. He joined MHC full-time in 2007 and in 2013 purchased the business and assumed role as President of the company. In addition to being a business owner, Brendan maintains his license as a therapist, has his Substance Abuse Professional qualification from the US Department of Transportation and is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. He is a past President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of EAPA, a former board member of Employee Assistance Society of North America, and a current member of the Saint Joseph’s National Alumni Board. Brendan lives in Glenside, PA with his wife and two young girls. He has been sober 25 years.
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.
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 start-ups ventures. Garth has always had a focus on technology, both personally and professionally and in 2014 founded Rittenhome Technology Consultants.
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 serve as guides for disabled athletes in various foot races ranging from 5k up to marathons.