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Margaret Higgins, Executive Director, MBA, PhD

Fueled by her passionate belief in equality for all women in all walks of life, Margaret entered the field of Behavioral Health in 2005 as the Executive Director of The Haven. Margaret believes that without health and without education, women cannot move ahead in life and she has spent the last 12 years leading an agency devoted to helping women live healthy, substance-free lives.

Prior to working in the field of women and health, Margaret worked with an agency dedicated to public television audience analysis, and as a result, had the good fortune to travel the nation working with PBS, CPB and many public television stations as they assessed their programs in light of their audiences. Margaret has also taught Management and Communication at universities in several different countries. Her fields of interest lie in managerial and philanthropic decision-making and in information and communication.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate diploma in Information Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Commerce, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a PhD in Communication. Margaret has held the Chair of the Pima County/Tucson Commission on Addiction Prevention and Treatment. She is the Treasurer of the Behavioral Health Coalition, and she is the Mayor’s representative on the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission.

Liana Condello, MA, LISAC, BHP

The Haven is pleased to announce Liana Condello, MA, LISAC as Clinical Director. Liana has worked in the field of behavioral health and substance use disorders for over 26 years. Her experience as a front-line clinician and skilled leader has included a variety of settings with diverse patient populations to include: Medical hospitals, emergency rooms, inpatient behavioral health, outpatient clinics, detox, skilled nursing homes, private practice, residential treatment and in-home services.  Her passion remains in managing clinical teams to comprehensively navigate through the recovery and behavioral health worlds so that they can better serve their clients’ needs in the integrated delivery system model.

Ms. Condello is a dynamic, outcome-based professional offering comprehensive experience in clinical oversight, program development, technical support, case management, regulatory compliance, patient assessment and team building. Ms. Condello also specializes in evaluations for DUI/MVD license revocations. She is a member of NAADAC and is working towards a National Certification as an Addiction Counselor.

Jody Gardner, MC, LAC

Jody Gardner, MC, LAC, has joined The Haven as Supervisor of The Haven’s Outpatient Clinic. She is the co-author of a treatment manual for persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse. A Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master of Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix, Jody has over 15 years of experience working in the public behavioral health system, in both clinical and administrative roles. (Photo courtesy of The Haven)