David Likens has over 20 years of leadership experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit segments of the addiction treatment industry. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of three nationally-respected treatment centers prior to accepting his role at The Recovery Village Ridgefield. David has lectured or held adjunct faculty positions at several colleges and universities, including Mt. San Antonio College.
David has a Juris Doctorate degree from the prestigious SCALE program at Southwestern Law School, and an Executive Master of Business degree from Quantic School of Business and Technology. He just completed a residency at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs working on additional graduate work in social work.