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We’d Love to Hear From You!

Whether you are a student who thinks
you might have a problem with drugs or
alcohol, a parent wanting to learn
more about recovery programs on
college campuses, a treatment
professional wondering if The Haven is
right for one of your clients or a
University Administrator exploring the
idea of a Haven on your campus, we’d
love to hear from you!

The Haven at College Home Office
310 822 1234

Holly Sherman Co-Founder
310 633 4198

Sharon Weber Co-Founder
310 480 7129


Our Current Locations

The Haven is at the following locations, with plans for rapid expansion in 2016 and 2017.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA

The Haven for USC Students is located at the University Gateway Apartments adjacent to the USC campus.
3335 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

The Haven at Drexel is located in the heart of University City in a furnished, corner row house just a few blocks from campus.

The University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

The Haven at Redlands is located across the street from campus in a historic, newly renovated Craftsman home.

The University of California at Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, CA

The Haven at Santa Barbara is located in a beautiful private residence in the west end of Isla Vista just steps from the Pacific Ocean and a short walk or bike ride to the UCSB campus

The University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

The Haven at San Francisco is located on the beautiful USF campus in a furnished house and cottage just steps away from classes.

Our Team

The Haven at College was founded in January 2012, by Holly Sherman and Sharon
Weber, whose team of compassionate collaborators bring a diverse range
of expertise from the following fields: recovery/addiction treatment, law, marketing,
medicine, training & instructional design, creative arts, strategy and sales. The
team is comprised of many members in long-term recovery whose experience
inspires their work with empathy, hope and respect for those affected by addiction.

Holly Sherman, B.A., LL.B., J.D.

Holly brings a diverse background in
psychology and law to The Haven at College with
an undergraduate degree from Vassar and
law degrees from The London School of
Economics and the University of Texas.
After several years working as a journalist
and mediator, she served as Program
Manager and Marketing Director of an
upscale sober living in Southern California
for 2 years and has free-lanced as a
marketing and program consultant for
several other Los Angeles sober livings.
While in Houston, Holly worked as Director
of Peer Mediation for Alternative Schools at
the Frank G. Evans Center for Dispute
Resolution and was a volunteer at the
Texas Empowerment Network, an
organization assisting at-risk teens. Holly is
“out” in her declaration of gratitude for her
long-term recovery.

Sharon Weber, B.A., M.B.A.

Sharon is a passionate brand champion with more than 35 years of marketing and advertising experience and a strong background in
 business strategy. She has launched global and national brands for Fortune 500 companies including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg’s, Mattel, Warner Lambert and Goldman Sachs. Sharon has held senior management positions in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo-based communications companies, including J.
Walter Thompson, Lintas and Jack Morton Worldwide. As a grateful person in long-term recovery, Sharon serves as a Regional Alumni Volunteer for The Betty Ford Center and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Young People in Recovery (YPR). She also serves on Hazelden’s 2014 Youth Advisory Committee.

Nick Techentin, Ph.D.
National Clinical Director
Program Director,
The Haven and Haven Center

“Dr. Nick” is a clinical psychologist
specializing in dual-diagnosis
treatment. He holds a doctorate in
psychology and has been program
director of an exclusive Malibu rehab.
An alum of USC, Dr. Nick has extensive
experience with co-occurring disorders
that affect many college students like
depression, anxiety, mood disorders,
pain disorders, personality disorders
and trauma. Dr. Nick was trained,
post-doctorate, in the neurobiology
and holistic treatment of substance
abuse. He brings with him the respect
and professionalism every student
seeking long-term recovery deserves.

Rosalie Genova, M.A.,
Ph.D. Program Director,
The Haven at Drexel
The Haven at College
Director of Staff

Rosalie Genova is Program Director at The Haven at Drexel University and Director of Staff Development nationwide. She holds an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from La Salle University and a doctorate in History from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After years of higher education experience teaching and tutoring, Rosalie began substance counseling with college students at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. In addition to clinical work, she oversees quality management protocols for The Haven at College and leads staff development and training.

Charlie Sloan B.S., M.B.A., CFA
Director of Business Strategy

Charlie brings a wealth of business acumen and financial expertise to the The Haven at College team, with over 25 years in investment management and business strategy at companies like Holland Capital Management, Harris Trust and Savings Bank and Arthur Andersen. Most recently he served as an Executive Vice President for Mid-Continent Capital, LLC, an investment advisory firm with approximately $2.4 BB under management. Charlie has been an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Chicago’s Graham School, teaching a course in Securities and Financial Markets for more than a decade. In addition to his position at The Haven at College, Charlie serves as the Interim CFO for Forward Health Group, a Madison-based population health care data management company. Charlie holds a B.S. from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A., with honors, from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. When not working, Charlie and his wife, Jamie, can be found chasing after their 10½ year old girls, a dog, and two cats in Oak Park, Illinois.

Ward Carey, B.S.
Regional Director

Ward is driven by the possibility of challenging the status quo with entrepreneurial spirit and drive. Prior to The Haven at College Ward built a career on Wall Street helping industry disrupting companies fund their vision and future. Over the last two decades Ward has been privileged to work with such companies as Amazon, Starbucks, Dell, Oakley, Electronic Arts and many others. Ward attended Georgetown University and graduated with a B.S. from Columbia University. While at Georgetown he entered recovery and has been a passionate member of the recovery community ever since. Ward serves as the Northern California Regional Director for The Haven at College.

Peter Connolly, B.A.
Director of Expansion
and Business Development

Peter Connolly comes to Recovery
Grads with a 15 year background in
Executive Recruitment and Talent
Acquisition. Working as a retained
consultant on behalf of such client
companies as The Walt Disney
Company, Oakwood Worldwide,
International Lease Finance
Corporation, U.S. Department of
Homeland Security, The William Morris
Agency, and others; Peter is a quick
student of a business’s structure and
its attendant constriction points. He
has helped private sector clients
reposition their companies through
assessing and recruiting the talent
needed for such transformations. A
graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, IRL,
he is a U.S. Army combat veteran.

Eileen Turpin, B.A.
Executive Creative Director

Executive Creative Director Eileen
Turpin brings over three decades of Art
Director and Design experience to
The Haven at College fueled by over two
decades in long-term recovery herself.
She has created and launched national
and regional brands for clients such as
Nestle, Mattel Toys, The California
Lottery, Vons Stores and Hallmark
Cards. A graduate of The Art Center
College of Design, Eileen brings a
youthful, relevant and authentic
sensibility to The Haven Brand.

Jerry Ross
Director of Community

Jerry Ross is an Academy Award and
Emmy nominated Supervising Sound
Editor with over three decades in the
feature film and entertainment
industry. For Recovery Grads, Jerry
serves as Director of Community
Engagement responsible for strategic
partnerships and communications with
treatment professionals, alumni,
parents and potential and current
Haven students. He has held a Regional
Alumni Volunteer position at The Betty
Ford Center for nearly a decade and is
an advocate for addiction education
and recovery and is in long-term
recovery himself. Jerry’s 15
minutes of fame
came in 1979 as “Johnny from
Malibu” in Francis Ford Coppola’s film
“Apocalypse Now.”

Chris Hart, B.A.
Community Strategist

Chris has made a career out of working
with organizations interested in
building community capacities for
healthy and sustainable change—first
as a leader within organizations and
then through his consulting firm based
in Chicago. He is the creator and chief
interpreter of, “The Path to Sustainable
Change”, a model that is helping
The Haven at College build the recovery
community in each of The Havens.
Chris brings a wealth of experience
that is being leveraged so that we can
help students in recovery thrive in their
college experience.

Colleen Young, M.A., LMFT
Program Director
The Haven at Redlands

Colleen is a Licensed Marriage & Family
Therapist and life coach who is passionate
about collegiate recovery and committed
to helping others grow and realize their
highest potential. She believes each person
is unique and demonstrates this as she
strives to meet each individual where they
are. Colleen earned her Bachelor's degree
in Psychology and Master's in Counseling
at California Baptist University in Riverside,
Ca. In addition to teaching in the graduate
and undergraduate psychology programs
there, she has over 12 years of clinical
counseling experience working with college
students. She has a broad knowledge and
understanding of the needs and issues
college students face and a unique ability
to connect with this population.

Visit Us

The best way to see what we’re really
up to is to come tour the Haven, meet
our Program Director and talk with the
Haven students who are the best voice
for how and what we’re doing! To
schedule a tour, please contact us at
310 822 1234 or at

We’re Recruiting. All the time.

As The Haven at College expands, we need a pool of great job candidates from which to staff new Havens around the country! If you are interested in recovery services for young adults, please consider how working at The Haven might fit into your career. (Or, if this sounds more like someone else you know, please pass the word along.)

Below are three job categories typically affiliated with each Haven location. Interested? Please send a resume to Rosalie Genova, Director of Staff Development, at and introduce yourself.

House Manager (Live-In Position)

House Managers are at the core of each house community, and work at the front lines of our mission, because they live in the houses right alongside resident clients. This is a peer leadership position for energetic individuals to share their wisdom on achieving a fun and sustainable recovery. We are especially interested in people who are beginning to build careers in recovery services, counseling, social work, psychology, or related “helping” fields.

Chapter President (Optional Live-In Position)

The Haven Chapter Presidents serve as liaisons between each house and its affiliate university. This position focuses on outreach, event planning, and networking, and would be ideal for a student who enjoys campus activity leadership and/or wants to build contacts in the local recovery and higher ed communities. Chapter presidents coordinate with student group officers and university administrators, and have frequent speaking opportunities.  

Program Director (Clinical Professional, Non-Residential Position)

Program Directors are clinical professionals, at the masters or doctoral level, who conduct intake assessments, hold weekly individual meetings with Haven clients, and supervise house staff. They are also the Haven’s primary contact with clients’ parents and outside care providers. The schedule for this position is almost fully self-structured, with great flexibility. Professionals who want to work with a college population, with families, with recovery issues, and/or in clinical supervision are recommended to consider us.

For specific positions that are currently open, please contact Dr. Rosalie Genova at