Doug Tieman currently serves as president emeritus of Caron Treatment Centers, he was the president and CEO from 1995 to 2021. During Doug's tenure Caron's net income increased over 10 fold as Caron provided as extensive continuum of care for teens, adults, and families at its facilities in Pennsylvania and Florida and its Regional Recovery Centers in Atlanta, GA., Philadelphia, PA., New York, and Washington, DC. Caron also offers specialized treatment programs for executives, healthcare and legal professionals, first responders, and chronic pain. Caron has taken leadership roles in sponsoring research in addiction treatments and outcomes and advocating for ethics and standards, and participating in national conferences on addiction and recovery.

Caron participates in studies with leading research universities, including the University of Pennsylvania’s Treatment Research Institute, Penn State College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center, the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, and Stanford University. Caron also conducts on-campus training for physicians and other health care professionals, including the only fellowship in addiction medicine offered by a freestanding addiction treatment center. In addition, Caron’s student assistance professionals work on alcohol and drug prevention in more than 900 schools, providing programs and services to 120,000 students, 6,800 parents, and 8,000 professionals.

Doug has spent more than 30 years in the addiction treatment field in treatment center and industry leadership positions. Long an advocate for patient-centered care, he has authored several articles and blogs on the issue of patient’s rights and called for the implementation of standards and outcomes-based treatment in the addiction treatment sector. Doug testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on the issue of patient brokering and fraud in the addiction treatment sector. Under his direction, Caron is working with other national centers to improve the standard of care for those struggling with the chronic, treatable disease of addiction.

Doug began his career with the Hazelden Foundation and has served as Chairman of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, and a member of the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators.

Following undergraduate degrees from both Concordia and Northwood Universities, Doug completed the Minnesota Management Institute at the University of Minnesota and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Concordia University. He is the recipient of several awards, including Berks County Chamber of Commerce, “Large Business Person of the Year” in 2004 and Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal “Spotlight Award” in 2005. In 2017, The Philadelphia Inquirer named Mr. Tieman an “Emerging Icon” for his work in advancing addiction treatment and research. Doug serves on the boards of Alvernia University and TowerHealth. Doug is also an author, publishing several treatment sector-related articles and the book Flying Over the Pigpen: Tried and True Leadership Lessons from Growing Up on a Farm.

Douglas Tieman