ASAP hires leader for its Hub

Staff Reports

The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress has hired a leader for its ASAP Hub, a recovery support center where individuals and families can begin or receive ongoing support for a successful recovery.

Nathan Walsh is the new Hub manager, joining the ASAP team at the end of February.

Walsh has more than a decade of experience in the addictions field and substance abuse counseling, according to ASAP. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from IUPUC.

The ASAP Hub manager is responsible for the start-up and ongoing operation of the center, according to Jeff Jones, ASAP executive lead.

“The Hub will be the place where men, women and families can get the information and support they need to start and maintain their recovery journey,” Jones said. “I am confident that Nathan’s knowledge, experience and commitment to helping people improve their lives will make the Hub and extremely valuable resource in our community. We’re excited to have him on board the ASAP team.”

In addition to operating the HUB, Walsh will also be a visible and vocal advocate for substance abuse disorder recovery in the community and will be a key member of the ASAP leadership team, ASAP officials said.

“Helping individuals and families navigate through the complexity of addiction and treatment is a necessity this community has overwhelmingly adopted,” Walsh said. “At the Hub, we will help bridge gaps in treatment, assist with social services and have a central location for anyone seeking sobriety or information about addiction. This is going to be an amazing resource for this community.”

The ASAP Hub, to be located in the United Way Center building, will open its offices later this year, according to Jones.

[sc:pullout-title pullout-title=”About Nathan Walsh ” ][sc:pullout-text-begin]

Age: 42

City of residence: Columbus

Family: Married to Melinda (Mimi) Walsh, son Keagan Walsh, 20, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, daughters Peyton Walsh, 19, IUPUC student, Amaylie Walsh, 11, Briella Walsh, 10, and Andrea Snelson, 8.

Community activities: Members of Community Church of Columbus, Healthy Communities and IUPUC Alumni Association