Daniel Walsh, Chairman of the Board
Jesse Fuller, Executive Vice President
Gildersleeve has more than 30 years of senior operations and management experience within the Social Services sector. He began his career as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois in 1990 and continued as Executive Director of A Safe Haven from 1998-2014, where he was responsible for the design, implementation and management of 16 facilities with 1500 beds for men, women and children in the Chicagoland area. Under his direction, A Safe Haven offered substance abuse services, workforce development, short- and long-term residential aftercare, and multiple services to support independent living. During his tenure at A Safe Haven, Gildersleeve increased revenue from $1.5 million to $11.5 million, designed and implemented client intake and employee training programs that led to a 200% increase in client populations, and developed a program with the Cook County Department of Corrections that reduced recidivism for detainees and overcrowding in the county jail.
In 2015, Gildersleeve was appointed President and CEO of Phoenix Recovery Support Services in Chicago a men’s residential sober living environment, where he has improved profitability through increased referrals and insurance payments. Gildersleeve earned a B.S in Social Work from Trinity College and University (TCU) and holds certifications in several areas relevant to LifeHouse Group’s mission; he is a State of Illinois Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor; a nationally Certified Recovery Specialist; and a Certified HIV Education and Addiction Counselor. Gildersleeve is associated with a number of professional organizations involved in Social Services, including serving as the past Chairman and a current Board Member of the Illinois Association of Extended Care; the past President and a current regional Board Member of the National Association of American Halfway House and Alcoholism Programs; and Board President of YANA (You are Not Alone) Recovery Home. Gildersleeve joined LifeHouse Group’s Board in 2021.
Jeffrey Loeb, Esq.