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Debra K. Gentile

Debra Gentile

Debra K. Gentile: The Rock Behind the Scenes

Meet Debra, the friendly force working tirelessly behind the scenes at Adelante Recovery Centers. As the Executive Administrator, Debra comprehensively supports the entire team and operations of Adelante Recovery Center. From front-office to HR, Debra brings over 25 years of administrative expertise to Adelante’s rehabilitation services. 

Her unwavering commitment to the staff revolves around creating a reliable, trusting and nurturing business environment. For Debra, supporting the recovery of Adelante’s clients is best served by supporting the employees that care for them. Whether ensuring every “I” is dotted and “T” is crossed with the company’s many administrative responsibilities, or never missing an opportunity to celebrate an employee’s birthday with a staff-wide email, Debra’s genuine care of the team is invaluable to maintaining the trust and morale of the entire company.

Debra’s exceptional talent lies in transforming administrative chaos into an efficient harmony. She firmly believes in the value of positivity and the power of a warm friendly smile. For her, recovery isn’t just a goal; it’s a shared journey that she is deeply passionate about. 

Throughout her life, Debra has had the privilege of sharing transformative moments with the homeless, addicted, and those in pain. Her dedication to helping others has been a guiding principle in her life, and one she aspires to continue for the rest of her life. 

Beyond her professional endeavors, Debra finds joy in the great outdoors. Whether it’s horseback riding or embarking on thrilling adventures, she loves the beauty of nature. Debra has a thirst for knowledge, and she strives to learn new things whenever she can. According to Debra, “laughter is a cornerstone of my life, and I try to use it each and every day.

Debra’s heart is warmed by the love of God, the embrace of family, the camaraderie of friends, and the sweet melodies of good music. These elements form the backdrop of her life, adding depth and meaning to her remarkable journey. Her commitment to fostering a brighter, more hopeful future for all is truly inspiring.

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With an uncompromised focus on client care and staff care, Bill brings over 15 years professional treatment experience to Adelante’s leadership team. Building from over a decade of director level management with Detox and Residential operations, Bill helped co-found Adelante Recovery Center and currently serves as both operations and program director for the facility. 

Empowered by his own journey of recovery, Bill strives to lead by example, maintaining the highest degree of compassion and professionalism for the clients under his care. With an earned reputation as a trustworthy and respected leader, Bill’s management style is one of support and service to the team while promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual health for allclients and staff. 

Through his experience as a Certified Addiction Counselor, Bill’s approach to client care is about understanding the person first, and then treating them. In his own words, “It’s extremely important that we deliver dignity by listening, seeing, and appreciating our clients as individuals first, and then creating a treatment plan based on that unique understanding.” 

As a core belief, Bill is passionate about the welfare of families and deeply concerned about the disintegration of the family unit in society. He sees the healing and unification of families as a crucial part of recovery and works tirelessly toward this goal.

In his leadership role at Adelante Recovery Center, Bill is known for his humility, non-judgmental character, and ability to meet clients where they are. His approach to earning respect is rooted in understanding and acceptance, making him not just a leader but a source of hope and inspiration for many. 

Bill’s past as an all-star baseball player was cut short by his addiction, but that hasn’t dampened his love for sports. Today, he is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Dodgers, the Lakers, and the Kings, finding joy and relaxation in the thrill of the game.

A native of Orange County, Bill is a family man at heart, cherishing his time with his daughter, niece, and granddaughter. He enjoys the company of his beloved pets, Baxter the dog and a ragdoll cat, reflecting his warm and nurturing personality. Outside of work, Bill is dedicated to maintaining his physical and spiritual health, often found at the gym, enjoying a healthy diet, and attending church.

With a past that saw him overcoming personal challenges, including a journey through addiction and recovery, Bill has emerged with profound understanding and empathy for those he serves. As the team leader, Bill’s humility and non-judgmental character resonates throughout Adelante Recovery Centerempowering the staff and the clients they serve.