Team Member Since 2002
Mr. Lieberman serves as Administrative Director and is an integral part of the fabric that makes up Visions. He joined in 2002, creating the initial building blocks to ensure Visions became the preeminent provider of adolescent treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders it is today.
John is a nationally recognized expert in adolescent treatment, intervention, and family dynamics. He has traveled internationally evaluating adolescent treatment centers and presented at numerous addiction and mental health industry conferences. For over 30 years he has guided families through one of the most turbulent times with respect, compassion, and kindness.
Beginning his career in 1985, Mr. Lierberman has held virtually every position in the field of addiction treatment. Starting out as a Program Aid, he has also served as Floor Supervisor, Youth Counselor, Crisis Counselor, Intervention Specialist, and Director of National Outreach for two high-profile treatment facilities.
In the words of Visions co-founders Chris and Amanda Shumow, “John’s dedication is unparalleled – he cares about each and every person that touches his life, and tries to get them the help they need whether with us or somewhere else. He is an amazing partner, example of recovery and most of all one of our best friends. He has saved thousands of lives while full of grace and humility.”
John is a husband, father and grandfather. He and his wife Cindy live in Camarillo, California with their two overindulged Wiener dogs.
“Three words that best describe John Lieberman – loyal, dedicated and passionate. John’s drive to provide exemplary care for each and every family at Visions continually pushes the growth and depth of our clinical services. His love for socks also makes him extremely fashionable.”
“To ask John about his job, he would say that he does community outreach, marketing, intake, crisis management, human resources, is a group home administrator…. and may even plunge the toilet when necessary!”