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Our Board of Directors

Patrick Carnes

Patrick Carnes

Founder

Dr. Patrick Carnes is the founder and primary architect of Gentle Path at The Meadows. With more than 30 years in the sexual addiction treatment field, he has been a major contributor to the advancement of sexual addiction treatment and research authoring over thirty books on the subject. He also pioneered the founding of IITAP, a program for certifying sex addiction therapists. His professional organization memberships include: the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders; the American Psychological Association; the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors; the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health; the National Council on Family Relations; and the American Foundation for Addiction Research.

Leigh Kolodny-Kraft

Leigh Kolodny-Kraft

Board Member

Leigh Kolodny-Kraft is the founder of The Kraft Group, an outpatient behavioral healthcare center specializing in Trauma and Addiction. Leigh has 25 years experience in the field, dedicating her career to helping individuals and families heal from and recover from trauma and addiction. She practices clinically out of The Kraft Group in Florham Park New Jersey and provides consulting and advocacy to those affected by addiction and trauma nationwide.

Leigh has won multiple national awards for her work in advancing the field of addiction, trauma and advocacy. Leigh’s professional affiliations include being a Diplomat of the American Academy of experts in traumatic Stress, The National Association of alcoholism and Drug Abuse counselors, The Society for the advancement of Sexual Health, The International Institute For addiction and Trauma Professionals, and The American Foundation For addiction Research.

Chris Cordaro

Chris Cordaro

Board Chair

Chris Cordaro is retired Partner, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of RegentAtlantic, New Jersey’s largest independent wealth management firm. Over his 35 year career he was instrumental in building RegentAtlantic into one of the top independent advisory firms in the country. He has been a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg Business, Nightly Business Report, and is quoted regularly in media, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Chris has been named numerous times as on of the Top 100 Independent Advisor by Barron’s. In addition to a BS in Economics, an MS in Financial Planning, and an MBA in Finance, he holds Chartered Financial Analyst® certificates.

Chris has been an active member of the AFAR Leadership Group since 2016 and has serves as Board Chair since 2021.

Timothy D. Stein

Timothy D. Stein

Board Member

Tim Stein is a co-founder of Willow Tree Counseling which is an outpatient treatment center for sexual addiction, partner betrayal, and trauma. With over a decade of experience in the sexual addiction, partner betrayal, and trauma fields, Tim is a significant contributor to the treatment community and frequently presents at national conferences. He co-hosts the podcast Conversations on Sex, Addiction, and Relationships, produced the online video series Introduction to Sex Addiction and Partner Betrayal, and is the author of Gifts of Recovery: Daily Meditations for Men and Women in Recovery from Sex Addiction. Tim’s professional affiliations include The International Institute for Addiction and Trauma Professionals, The Association of Partners of Sex Addiction Trauma Professionals and The American Foundation for Addiction Research.

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