FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
Contact: Chris Robling
HAYMARKET CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO
Dr. Dan Lustig becomes President and CEO after 20 years at Haymarket Center
(Chicago, IL) Haymarket Center’s Board of Directors unanimously announced their choice of Dr. Dan
Lustig as the new President and CEO as of Thursday, February 9, 2017. Dr. Lustig has been serving as
the Interim executive since October of 2016. After a ninety-day strategic planning period and review of
all internal operations, Dr. Lustig presented his results and plans for the future of Haymarket.
Haymarket Board Chairman, Hon. Lee Daniels, officially announced the board’s decision to support Dr.
Lustig and his plans, which will lead Haymarket Center and meet the challenges presented by the state’s
“Dr. Lustig has worked for many years with legislators and policy leaders to insure access to drug and
alcohol treatment. The Board thinks that anticipated changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid
funding make Dan the best choice both to champion Haymarket Center externally and to lead it
internally,” said Lee Daniels, Chairman of Haymarket’s Board and former Speaker and Leader of the
Illinois House of Representatives.
“Dan understands Haymarket’s commitment to the vision of its founder, Father Ignatius McDermott, who
found the least of his brothers and gave them care. His colleagues hold him in high regard. He is a proven
leader clinically, administratively and externally,” Daniels said.
All of us at Haymarket understand our need to adapt to meet today’s challenges. The Board has a greater
understanding of the needs of our clients and their families because of the impact Heroin has had in the
community. Dr. Lustig has been a guest speaker in many communities, addressing and educating policy
leaders, educators, law enforcement and families about the need for and success possible through
treatment. We now have Dr. Lustig spearheading the programs to meet those needs,” Daniels said.
Background on Dr. Dan Lustig
Dr. Dan Lustig, Psy.D., MISA II, CAADC, previously served as Vice President of Clinical Services at
Haymarket Center, Chicago’s largest community-based, not-for-profit provider of comprehensive
substance abuse treatment services.
Dr. Lustig is a graduate of Adler School of Professional Psychology, where he earned his Psy.D. in clinical psychology. He has over 20 years’ experience
implementing quality substance abuse
programs. In conjunction to his work and studies in addictions, Dr. Lustig completed the
“Professional in Residence Program” at Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage California.
At Haymarket Center, Dr. Lustig has oversight over 48 detoxification beds for adult men and
women, 162 residential treatment beds, 84 specialty recovery home beds, and outpatient services
in three locations on Chicago’s North, West, and South sides. Specialty programming includes
content for pregnant and post-partum women with children, pregnant and postpartum women
under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Jail, women who are victims of human trafficking,
adult men with multiple treatment episodes, methamphetamine addiction, men reentering the
community from Illinois prisons, men on electronic monitoring by the Cook County Sheriff’s
Department, and adult men and women with co-occurring substance use and mental health
disorders. Haymarket provides outpatient treatment for substance use disorders for adults and
adolescents. Dr. Lustig also oversees Haymarket’s Department of Health and Wellness, which
provides health education, HIV counseling and testing, Ryan White program-funded substance
use treatment services, and chronic disease management throughout Haymarket.
Dr. Lustig currently serves as the President, of the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA), which is responsible for certification of
substance abuse counselors in Illinois. He is a member of the Advisory Council to the Illinois
Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. He served on the
Illinois Attorney General’s Task Force on Methamphetamines, and the Executive Committee for
the Governor of Illinois – Ex-offenders Task Force. Currently, Dr. Lustig also is a member of the
SAMHSA Advisory Council for Women’s Services in Maryland.
The mission of Haymarket Center, founded in 1975, is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions.