Our Team

Our inter-professional team is made up of compassionate and dedicated individuals from all walks of life. In fact, many of them are in recovery. They’ve been there, and they understand what a patient is going through.

They are physicians, psychiatrists, addiction counsellors, and nurses. They are certified fitness/recreation staff, dieticians, and nutritionists. They are chaplains, support staff, and admissions coordinators.

Every recovery team is tailored to meet the needs of the patient

Our Team at Edgewood

Joel Hughes Clinical Director Edgewood Treatment Centre Drug Rehab
Joel Hughes
Clinical Director

Joel Hughes received his Masters degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC and has worked at Edgewood in a Clinical Supervisory capacity since 2008. Joel has worked in the counselling field for over 25 years and has an extensive breadth of experience to draw from. Joel’s passion is to collaborate with individuals, families, communities, and organizations offering addiction services and education to provide the best possible treatment options, and outcomes.


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Dr. Christina Basedow
Executive Director

Dr. Christina A. Basedow has a strong passion for working in the field of addictions and mental health. She has been working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with substance misuse issues, mental health disorders, and concurrent challenges for 13 years. Christina has worked in a clinical supervision capacity for 5 years and brings her passion for connected and ethical leadership to her position as Executive Director at Edgewood Treatment Center. Christina brings her personal experience, compassion, and a wealth of knowledge in psychology, research, and teaching, to clients, staff, and to EHN. Christina is registered with the BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors and holds a Ph.D. in Psychology. She is also currently a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.

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Dr. Mel Vincent
Director of Psychiatry

Dr. Vincent received his BSC in Nutrition from the University of Guelph and MSC in Nutrition from the University of Toronto. He received his Medical Degree from McMaster, and completed Psychiatry training in 1988. He worked at Homewood Health Center in Guelph, and passed the American Society Addiction Medicine exam.

In 2002, he became Director of Psychiatric Services at Edgewood. Committed to education, he facilitates an addiction training workshop for physicians, and is an Instructor for Dept. Psychiatry UBC in the Addiction Division. He is the author of “Diagnosing and Treating Addictions: An Integrated Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Concurrent Disorders.”

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Dr. Gary Richardson
Director of Medical Services

Dr. Richardson received his medical training in Johannesburg, South Africa, graduating in 1989. Immigrating to Canada in 1992, Dr. Richardson spent five years in Emergency Medicine at the Royal University Hospital, in Saskatoon.

He moved with his family to Vancouver Island in 1998, and was in General Practice in Nanaimo, until becoming the Medical Director at Edgewood in 2002, where he is currently the full-time physician.

Dr. Richardson obtained his ASAM certification in 2004, and recertified through the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2014. He is involved in Addiction Medicine education, and is the co-facilitator of Edgewood’s 5-Day Physician Training Program.

Our Team at Sandstone

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Lisa Morton
Residential Care Manager

Lisa is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with over 8 years of experience working with patients with co-occurring disorders. Her background includes roles as Recreation Aid, Mental Health and Addictions Worker, Detox Nurse, Nurse Supervisor, and now Residential Care Manager at EHN Sandstone. Lisa’s passion is to provide well-rounded care and support for those with mental health and addiction challenges. Her professional expertise coupled with interpersonal skills allows her to support her patients and advocate for their needs. Lisa has also experienced the effects of mental illness and addictions within her family and those close to her, which helps her to remain driven and passionate to the population she serves.

Our Team at Clinique Nouveau Départ

Gilles Benoit-Leblanc Clinique Nouveau Depart Montreal Quebec
Gilles Benoit-Leblanc
Clinical Director
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Dr. Charles Mackay
Medical Director

Our Team at Bellwood

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Terri Marques
Executive Director
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Dr. Speranza Dolgetta
Medical Director

Our Outpatient Clinics Team

Rochelle Hildebrand
Rochelle Hildebrand
Director, Operations
EHN Bellwood Lanie Schachter-Snipper Clinical Director
Lanie Schachter-Snipper
National Director of EHN Outpatient Services

Our Team at EHN

Joe Manget
Joe Manget
Chief Executive Officer

Joe Manget is the Chair and CEO of Edgewood Health Network.

Prior to his career in healthcare, Joe was a Senior Partner at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led BCG’s largest global practice area. In addition, he was head of BCG Canada for several years. Prior to his consulting career, Joe was also a senior manager at IBM Canada (now Celestica).

Joe holds board positions at several other healthcare organizations and is a co-founder and board member of LEAP Centre for Social Impact.  He is Chair of the Health Sector Audit Committee for the province of Ontario, which reviews spend with the Ministries of Health and Long Term Care.

He holds a Masters of Science and Engineering from Stanford University, a Masters of Business Research from Henley Business School and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.  Joe is also enrolled in a part time Doctorate program at Henley Business School, his thesis exploring the clinical and economic outcomes of Mental Health and Addictions treatment in Canada.

Anthony Rzepka Chief Financial Officer EHN Canada Drug Rehab
Anthony Rzepka
Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Rzepka is the Chief Financial Officer at Edgewood Health Network (EHN). As a member of the executive management team, Anthony is responsible for the company’s finances, information technology infrastructure, corporate policies and relationships with lending institutions and external advisors.

Prior to EHN, Anthony served as CFO for Laborie Medical Technologies, a leading global urodynamic equipment manufacturer, where he played a key role in its acquisitions activities and sales process before being acquired by Patricia Industries. He also held executive leadership roles at Orthotic Holdings Inc., Route1, and TLC Laser Eye Centres. His professional career began at Ernst & Young followed by MNP LLP.

Outside of work, Anthony stays busy spending time with his family, coaching hockey and baseball, or going for early morning runs. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. In addition, Anthony has designations as a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.


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Cara Vaccarino
Chief Operating Officer

Cara graduated from McGill University and worked as a Staff Research Associate at the University of California. She completed graduate degrees in both Clinical Social Work and Health Care Administration. Cara worked for over 12 years for Universal Health Services as Director of Business Development and later as Chief Operating Officer of a facility specializing in eating disorders, addiction and trauma. She has held leadership positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Trillium Health Partners, as the Director of Mental Health. Cara has a deep understanding of the health care system and how it both helps and marginalizes those with mental health and addiction issues.

Board of Directors

Steve Farone
Board member; Managing Partner of Peloton Capital Management
  • Former Managing Director at OTPP and head of the firm’s private equity investing efforts in the Healthcare and Consumer verticals; joined OTPP in 2002.
  • Started his career at BMO Capital Markets and held roles in investment banking and private equity.
  • B. Comm (Honours) from University of British Columbia, past CFA charterholder (2003-2018) and graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
  • Accomplished cyclist and triathlete who enjoys combining family time, outdoor activities and travel.
Joe Manger CEO and Chair Board EHN Canada Addiction Drug Rehab Treat,emt
Joe Manget
Chairman & CEO

Joe Manget is an Operating Partner at Alignvest and Chairman of the Edgewood Health Network (EHN). Prior to joining Alignvest, Mr. Manget was a Senior Partner at The Boston Consulting Group, where he transformed BCG’s Global Operations into the firm’s largest and fastest growing global practice. Mr. Manget has also worked as a senior manager at IBM Canada, as well as a consultant and manager at Bain & Co.

Mr. Manget holds a Master of Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from the University of Toronto, graduating summa cum laude in both programs.

Mike Murray, Board of Directors EHN Canada
Mike Murray
Board Member, Managing Partner of Peloton Capital Management
  • Former Managing Director at OTPP and head of the firm’s private equity investing efforts in the Financial Services vertical; joined OTPP in 2005.
  • Started his career at Bain & Company and held numerous operating roles at Delano Technology Corporation.
  • B. Comm (1st Class Honours) from Queen’s University and MBA (High Distinction) from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
  • Passionate endurance athlete (six-time Ironman finisher), dog lover, and recreational brewmaster.