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Cenikor Austin Recovery Center Elects Public Affairs Specialist Chad Cantella as Austin’s First Regional Advisory Board Chair

By September 18, 2018 December 3rd, 2018 No Comments

Cenikor Austin Recovery and Treatment Center announced today that Chad Cantella will serve as the first-ever Chair of the organization’s Regional Advisory Board. Cantella, a long-time Austin resident and civic leader, is a principal at Texas Star Alliance, one of the state’s best known government affairs firms.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Austin community in this capacity,” Cantella said. “Cenikor is an organization near and dear to my heart, and I look forward to helping further advance their mission to adequately treat those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse.”

Cenikor Austin is one of many of Cenikor Foundation’s multi-program facilities located statewide across nine Texas cities providing substance use disorder treatment for thousands of Texans every year, just as they have for the past fiftyone years. Each Cenikor facility has its own Regional Advisory Board.

“The Regional Advisory Board provides non-binding assistance, insight and support to the Facility Director and leadership staff of Cenikor Austin in an effort to expand our community participation, share our stories of treatment success, promote the positive impact of recovery on individuals and their families, and help Cenikor Austin meet the needs of those in the communities we proudly serve,” said Nick Vache, Cenikor Austin facility Director, “We welcome Chad’s leadership and value his expertise as we expand our efforts in Austin in the coming years.”

Cantella has a broad background as a public affairs professional and entrepreneur. With more than twenty years of experience, he specializes in strategic communications, lobbying, political strategy, and business development.

A graduate of Leadership Austin, Cantella is often a guest speaker on topics ranging from faith to business to culture. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University where he received a degree in public relations. He and his wife, Alison, and their two boys proudly call Austin home.


About Cenikor Cenikor is committed to helping people with substance abuse and behavioral health issues through a full continuum of care. We offer a variety of programs including Prevention, Short-Term Inpatient, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Long-Term Inpatient, Ambulatory Detoxification, Inpatient Detoxification, Adult Outpatient, Adolescent Inpatient and Adolescent Outpatient Programs, and Sober Living with services throughout Texas and Louisiana. Our focus is to provide high quality, affordable services to the clients and the communities we proudly serve. Cenikor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, proudly serving thousands of clients for the past 51 years to achieve better health and better lives.

About Texas Star Alliance Based in Austin, Texas, Texas Star Alliance is a results-driven, bipartisan government affairs firm backed by a trusted reputation and a track record of success. Its top-ranked team of proven leaders represents an unmatched depth of expertise across a broad range of issues and industries. Armed with a deep understanding of the policy process, TSA is equipped to handle even the toughest and most complex political challenges.

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