Assistant Vice President of Residential Treatment
Deirdre Rice-Reese serves as Assistant Vice President of Residential Treatment for Samaritan Daytop Village, where she oversees the veteran and upstate residential treatment programs (in Ulster and Duchess counties) and ensures appropriate and quality admission referrals. Ms. Rice-Reese also coordinates outreach to community partners and other referral providers, and provides customer relations and related services to our referral base. She has nearly 25 years of experience in social services and management of substance use treatment programs and facilities.
Ms. Rice-Reese was previously Program Director of Samaritan Daytop Village’s Highbridge Residential Treatment program, a 152-bed co-ed residential treatment facility in the Bronx. Prior to that, she spent 20 years at Phoenix House serving as a program director and later Vice President, gaining expertise in client admissions, court-mandated programs, national training, quality assurance and residential facility management.
Before her career in social services, Ms. Rice-Reese served in the U.S. Air Force for six years. She is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Professional Studies from Audrey Cohen College (now Metropolitan College of New York). She currently serves as the Chair of the Cultural Competency Committee for the NYS Association of Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP). Ms. Rice-Reese is married with one son and two grandchildren.