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James Troup

President & Chief Executive Officer

James Troup serves as president and chief executive officer of Gateway Rehab, a behavioral health organization with a growing regional presence. Based in the Pittsburgh region, Gateway Rehab is a nonprofit organization serving the community since 1972. Troup is helping to shape the addiction treatment industry by engaging with community stakeholders, strategic partners, government entities, and all employees at across the Gateway Rehab enterprise.

Troup’s former positions include Vice President of Pediatrics for Allegheny Health Network and CEO of Pediatric Alliance. Before that, Troup was the Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Gateway Rehab. Troup is also a volunteer firefighter for Chippewa Twp., Pa, and is active on the Board of the Blackhawk Foundation and the Blackhawk Basketball Society.  

Troup holds a master’s from the University of Virginia, a master’s from University of Pittsburgh, a bachelor’s from Clarion University, and completed the Executive Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. Troup has also been named recipient of the Executive Leadership Award by the Allegheny County Medical Society, and the “40 under 40” award by Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP.

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Karen Vula

Chief Financial Officer

Karen Vula serves as chief financial officer of Gateway Rehab. Vula has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in project management, leadership, and problem-solving. Over 20 of those years in Vula’s career have been at Gateway Rehab. 

Vula’s former positions include accounting at Sewickley Valley Hospital and the Director of Finance at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC.  

Vula holds a bachelor’s from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Robert Morris University.

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Julia D'Alo, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Julia D’Alo serves as chief medical officer of Gateway Rehab, dedicating herself to working with the often-marginalized population of people suffering with substance use disorders. D’Alo has extensive knowledge in the field of addiction medicine, and prioritizes compassion alongside quality care for patients. 

D’Alo began her work at Gateway Rehab in 2019, to be later named medical director in 2020, and then chief medical officer in Jan. 2022. D’Alo also works as an emergency medicine physician at St. Clair Health and the Pittsburgh Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Her goal as the Chief Medical Officer is to uphold the legacy of Gateway Rehab’s late Medical Director, Dr. Neil Capretto, to value each individual patient that comes through our doors and treat them in the best way possible. 

D’Alo earned her bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin, her M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at the University of Connecticut in Emergency Medicine. D’Alo is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Addiction Medicine, as well as the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

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Amy Hanrahan

Chief People Officer

Amy Hanrahan serves as Chief People Officer for Gateway Rehab.  In this role, she leads a team of human resources professionals who help drive the organization’s commitment to providing careers that create change in our communities.  

Hanrahan has over 16 years of experience in human resources servicing a variety of industries including manufacturing, legal services, nonprofit marketing, and higher education.  She has previously served as a board member for the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association in addition to various committees.  Hanrahan has served on the Kappa Delta Chapter Advisory Board at Westminster College for over 9 years and as an HR Consultant for the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management.  

Hanrahan holds a bachelor's degree from Westminster College and a master’s degree in human resources management from La Roche University.  She also holds a certification from the Society of Human Resources Management.

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Carin J. Fraioli

Vice President of Recovery Services

Carin Fraioli services as vice president of recovery services, responsible for all clinical programming provided by Gateway Rehab across 12 locations in Western PA. 

Fraioli started her career at Gateway Rehab as an adolescent therapist. In her more than 20 years of addiction treatment experience with Gateway Rehab, Fraioli persistently undertook clinical operation roles of increasingly more responsibility. Fraioli specializes in therapeutic services, evaluation services, electronic medical record management, and program operations. Additionally, after the State of Pennsylvania chose Gateway Rehab in 2016 as an Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence (COE), Fraioli led the development of this initiative internally, focusing on community-based care coordination and peer recovery support. 

Fraioli holds a bachelor’s from West Virginia University and a master’s from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD) and a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Pennsylvania.

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Lisa Cerra

Vice President of Nursing

Lisa Cerra serves as vice president of nursing for Gateway Rehab.  She is responsible for oversight of nursing operations across the organization and chairs the Health and Safety Committee.

Cerra has over 30 years of nursing experience including various leadership roles.  She previously served as director of clinical services for AHN Pediatric Institute and director of nursing for the Bradley Center, after years of direct patient care nursing.

Cerra has extensive experience in leading organizational growth and collaboration among disciplines and facilities.  In her previous position, Cerra standardized operations and implemented a care coordination framework to improve patient care and earn practice recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  Cerra participated in or co-chaired numerous committees, including Quality Improvement, Electronic Medical Record Advisory, and Population Health.

Cerra has also served as secretary for the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition.

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Erich Curnow

Vice President of Strategic Management and Corporate Services

Erich Curnow serves as Vice President of Strategic Management and Corporate Services, overseeing organizational infrastructure and strategic plans for growth, development, and expansion of Gateway Rehab’s mission.

Curnow has broad knowledge of the SUD industry and is a trainer for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Certification Board. Prior to joining Gateway, he spent over a decade at Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission (WDAC), where he most recently worked as Director of Clinical and Case Management Services since 2016. 

Curnow’s work has been recognized at the state level and includes having been selected to sit on two separate Joint State Government Commission Committees in Harrisburg directed at responsible opioid prescribing and SUD treatment provision across Pennsylvania. He has also served as a subject matter expert in the redevelopment of a state-wide standardization of CRS training and is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Director’s for Drug and Alcohol Service Providers of Pennsylvania (DASPOP).  In January 2024, Curnow was sworn in as a member of Governor Shapiro’s Behavioral Health Council Advisory Committee.

Curnow holds a bachelor’s from Penn State University. He is a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) and a Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP). He also spent five years as a Certified Alcohol Highway Safety (DUI) instructor for Washington County.

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Amanda Dodd

Vice President of Admissions and Care Coordination

Amanda Dodd serves as the vice president of admissions and care coordination for Gateway Rehab, with 11 years of direct clinical service delivery and 10 years of management, totaling over 20 years of experience in the drug and alcohol field. 

Dodd started with Gateway in 2001 as a Partial Hospitalization Therapist and has held other positions throughout the years focusing on treatment delivery, residential and outpatient assessment teams, Gateway’s OUD Center of Excellence Program, case management, and clinical supervision.  She was part of the implementation team for Gateway Rehab’s Care Coordination partnership with St. Clair Health in 2019 and brings unique experience to the executive team having worked in many departments within the organization over the course of her career.

Dodd earned a master’s from Duquesne University and holds an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification (AADCC).

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Dean Monteleone

Vice President of Corporate Training, Coaching & Consulting

Dean Monteleone serves as vice president of corporate training, coaching & consulting, for Gateway Rehab.

Over the course of his 24-year career, Monteleone has worked in programs serving adults, adolescents and families affected by addiction, cancer, acute and chronic trauma, mental health issues and intellectual developmental disabilities as well as the unique challenges faced by healthcare professionals struggling with their own self-care.

Monteleone provides an expert perspective, as well as solutions, to regional businesses, organizations, and social service agencies as they navigate the workforce and leadership challenges that are on the rise in our post-pandemic culture. Additionally, he promotes better utilization of supportive resources such as Employee Assistance Programming (EAP), Training, Leadership Coaching and Executive Consultation.

Monteleone earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA since 2005 and in GA since 2018. Monteleone has been formally trained in treating individuals with Co-Occurring symptoms along the spectrums of Substance Use, Mental Health, Trauma and/or Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.   

His previous roles include direct clinical care as well as administrative leadership for Gateway Rehab, Caron Treatment Centers, Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers and Tower Behavioral Health. Monteleone has also served as adjunct faculty at local universities in the greater Pittsburgh, Reading and Atlanta areas.

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Tracy Plevel

Vice President of Development and Community Relations

Tracy Plevel serves as vice president of development and community relations responsible for the organization’s fundraising, marketing, community engagement and government affairs.

Plevel has over 15 years of experience in communication, public relations, and event planning. She previously held positions with Lifesteps Inc. and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Plevel has a passion for nonprofit work and enjoys volunteering in her community. She serves on the board of directors for the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, and the Beaver Area Jaycees, as well as the chairperson of the advisory board to the Communication Department of Slippery Rock University, and a member of the advisory board for Uncommon Grounds Café.

Plevel holds a bachelor’s from Slippery Rock University and a Women in Leadership certification from Case Western University. She also has been named a recipient of multiple awards from the Jaycees organization, including a Distinguished Service Award, and was named 2021 Chamber Ambassador by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce.

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