Phoenix House New England has recently welcomed two new members to our Board of Directors: Scott Bickford of Bedford, New Hampshire, and Dr. William T. Fisher of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Beyond bringing new skills, knowledge, and understanding to the Board, their addition provides Phoenix House New England’s Board of Directors with fuller representation in the region.
Mr. Bickford is co-founder and CEO of Air Planning, LLC, an air charter brokerage and aviation services company. He is also the co-founder and current chairman of the Air Charter Association of North America, a nonprofit association that promotes air charter industry best practices. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management and air traffic control, and is working toward his Master of Business Administration in Aviation at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He earned his private pilot’s license in 1994. He lives in Bedford, New Hampshire, with his wife and two children.
Dr. Fisher is a Professor of Social Work and Director of Field Education of the School of Social Work at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and has been a practicing clinician and educator in behavioral health and human services since the early 1980s. He holds a Doctorate of Education from Columbia University and a Masters of Education in Human Services Administration from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. He is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and is widely published in scholarly works in his field. Dr. Fisher has been an active member of the Phoenix House Western Mass Community Advisory Board since 2009. He lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts, with his wife, a nurse in the substance abuse treatment field.
Phoenix House New England provides a full range of substance abuse treatment services at locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Our continuum of care ranges from medical detoxification for individuals in the critical stages of withdrawal from alcohol and opioids to sober housing and transitional living for those in the early stages of recovery.
If you or a loved one are experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol, please call Phoenix House at 1 888 671 9392. We’re here to help!