January 22, 2019

As Beit T’Shuvah plans for its future, a gradual transition at the top

Beit T’Shuvah’s 30th birthday is coming up, and one of the nation’s renowned residential addiction treatment centers is embarking on a new, if gradual, beginning.

A few weeks ago, founder Harriet Rossetto and her husband, CEO and Rabbi Mark Borovitz, stepped down from some of their administrative leadership roles, after 30 years for Rossetto and 28 for Borovitz. Bill Resnick, 51, a psychiatrist and longtime board member, is the group’s new CEO.

While the change may not be apparent immediately in daily life for residents at Beit T’Shuvah, it will allow Borovitz, Rossetto and Resnick each to develop new areas of work within the recovery world. It also will allow Beit T’Shuvah to plan for the future.

“Day to day has not changed dramatically,” Rossetto said, seated at a large table in Borovitz’s office, which is twice the size of his old office since the organization’s $7 million renovation in 2014.

Borovitz, who just published his second book, “