November 21, 2018

Beit T’Shuvah transitions leadership again as new CEO departs

Beit T’Shuvah — one of the nation’s premier addiction treatment residences—announced a leadership turnover on May 17, less than two months after appointing Bill Resnick, a psychiatrist, philanthropist and longtime board member, as its new CEO. Resnick, 51, resigned from the job, according to a Beit T’Shuvah press release.

Andy Besser, a counselor for the Los Angeles-based center who served as the organization’s director of outpatient programming, was appointed as interim general manager following a May 17 board meeting at which Resnick’s resignation was, according to the release, approved unanimously.

The press release states that Resnick offered his resignation on May 15 following his suspension on May 13, which was done “to allow for an investigation of and Dr. Resnick’s response to complaints made by several Beit T’Shuvah employees to that organization’s Human Resources department.”

Resnick told the Journal following the announcement that the Board had “demanded” his resignation and that he was disappointed by the board’s decision. “I have worked hard to develop good relationships with the board,” he said. “Everyone was excited about the new leadership. I don’t know what happened; I was kept in the dark.” 

The release specifies that the change at the top hasn't impacted operations as usual at the residential treatment center, and that no one named in a May 15 email sent by Resnick as being fired have in fact lost their job.

The developments, which ” target=”_blank”>under Resnick’s day-to-day leadership. In April, upon Resnick’s appointment as CEO, Borovitz and Rossetto stepped down from their daily administrative roles, but agreed to remain full-time at Beit T’Shuvah—as spiritual leader and senior consultant, respectively—for at least three more years.

Going forward, according to the press release, Beit T’Shuvah’s “operations have not been and will not be impeded” despite Resnick’s resignation and Besser’s interim appointment.