The Haven at College team is committed to helping college-age adults in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse. We’re also committed to ending the stigma around addiction. Our broad clinical expertise and innovative recovery programs help college students get back on track. Our personal passion for recovery inspires students to embrace college life, drug and alcohol free.
Sharon Weber, MBA
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Sharon is a passionate brand champion and business strategist with over 35 years of marketing experience. She has successfully launched national and global brands for Fortune 500 companies including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg’s, Warner Lambert and Goldman Sachs. Before launching The Haven at College, Sharon held senior management positions at communication companies in New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles, including J. Walter Thompson and Jack Morton Worldwide. As a woman in long term recovery since 2005, Sharon is passionate about “giving back” to help struggling college students with substance use issues stay in school while they receive care and support for their drug and alcohol challenges. She has served as a Regional Volunteer for The Betty Ford Center since 2006 and previously on the Executive Board for Young People in Recovery and Hazelden’s Youth Advisory Committee.
Holly Sherman, LL.B., J.D.
Co-Founder and Strategic Partnerships Liaison
Holly brings a diverse educational background to The Haven at College, with a psychology degree from Vassar College and law degrees from The London School of Economics and the University of Texas. After working as a journalist in Southeast Asia, Holly became a family law and restorative justice mediator in Houston. Prior to Co-Founding the Haven, Holly worked in Program Operations and Marketing for a leading Recovery Commuity in Southern California, assisting many young adults in finding their way back to college after addiction interrupted their academic track.
Holly served as Director of Peer Mediation for Alternative Schools at the Frank G. Evans Center for Dispute Resolution and also volunteered at the Texas Empowerment Network, where she assisted at-risk teens. Holly is “out” in her declaration of gratitude for her long-term recovery.
Eric Weber, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
Eric’s expertise is in business planning and implementation. He has served as General Manager or President of large and small organizations including Nestle, Mattel, A.T. Cross Pens, Nakajima (Sanrio-Hello Kitty) and PetPlay. He helped launch three startups and oversaw two corporate restructurings. Eric joined The Haven at its inception, overseeing Operations and Finance while helping to develop the Haven Outpatient Center replication model. He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree from Claremont McKenna College. As a person who has lived experience with the family disease of addiction, Eric is passionate about helping students and their families find the gift of recovery.
Rebecca Udell, Ph.D., LMFT, CSAT-C
Clinical Director, USC and Haven Recovery Residences
Dr. Rebecca Udell received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from USC, her M.A. in Psychology from Antioch University and a Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She brings extensive experience working with college students to The Haven at College, working previously as a psychotherapist at Loyola Marymount University and Pepperdine University, where she provided crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy and AOD counseling. Currently an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Rebecca is a member of CAMFT, AMFT, GPALA, NAMI, and IITAP.
Al Zadeh
Chief Financial Officer
Al Zadeh is an experienced finance and operational executive with a proven track record of driving results. Al’s background has been in different industries from technology, consulting and services as well as behavioral health for companies in various stages of development. As Chief Financial Officer at The Haven at College, Al works with the Haven's Admissions team to help meet the financial needs of Haven families and students. On a daily basis, he is responsible for all company’s financial functions including accounting and treasury. Al also leads the Haven's Human Resources activities, and is actively involved in operations throughout the organization.
Janice L. Rahm, B.A.
Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Janice is responsible for building and fostering strategic partner relationships. She brings extensive experience as a proven innovator in product development, marketing and sales for healthcare companies. Prior to joining The Haven, Janice served as Chief Marketing Officer at Interactive Health, which provides businesses with innovative wellness programs designed to increase overall company health and actively engage employees to make lasting behavior changes. Previously at Prodigy Health Group, Janice’s creative product designs allowed the company to establish early leadership in the then nascent wellness arena. Janice holds a BA degree in Marketing from Augsburg College, MN, and is a member of the International Assoc. of Business Leaders.
Amos Van Landingham, B.A.
National Director, Haven Outpatient Center Student Care Managers
Amos Van Landingham brings over a decade of experience working in the substance abuse treatment field, including with Promises and Caron, to their work at The Haven at College, overseeing Student Care Managers across the Haven at College Outpatient Centers. Their past roles ranged from Transitional Living House Manager to Residential Technician, Marketing, Print Production Management, and National and International Event Management. Having gotten sober as an undergrad at UCLA, graduating with a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies, they passionately serve Haven students knowing first-hand the challenges of getting sober in college.
Jeffrey Keller, B.A.
National Director of Expansion and Recovery Residences
In recovery himself, Jeffrey is passionate about creating opportunities for young people to address the disease of addiction earlier in their lives and to receive support as they complete their college education. The bulk of his professional career was spent building a successful career in Real Estate where he gained the ability to make a complicated and stressful experience seem less so...and even to make that experience fun! His commitment to helping families and students making difficult transition decisions is a valued contribution to the Haven and its University partners.
Sophie Pyne, M.S.W.
National Director, University Relations
Sophie is the National Director, University Relations, for The Haven at College. A former resident of The Haven herself, Sophie got into recovery in her senior year at USC. She joined the Haven Team shortly after and has not only become a vital asset to the team, but has supported Haven students in balancing their recovery and academics by sharing her own recovery experience and compassion for helping others. She received her BA in Psychology and MSW from USC and has served as a Case Manager and Group Facilitator at the Haven Outpatient Center. Sophie now works closely with university administrators to develop programs in alignment with our mission to disrupt addiction on college campuses.
Kimberly Brown, MD
Medical Director, Psychiatrist
Medical Director Dr. Kimberly Brown, MD, is a graduate of the USC/Keck School of Medicine and double-boarded in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Brown provides psychiatric evaluations for all students upon admission to the Haven’s Primary Mental Health Program, and evaluations, individual sessions and medication management for all Haven students as needed.
She completed her internship at Cedars-Sinai and finished her residency at USC/Keck where she served as Chief Resident of Outpatient Services and received specialized training in psychodynamic, intensive short-term and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Following graduation, she pursued an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the UCLA/Sepulveda Valley program. She has practiced in a variety of settings including the Veteran’s Administration, emergency psychiatry, and hospital based psychiatric services. Dr. Brown is a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai for the Consult-Liaison department and has a private practice at the Cedars office tower.
Chris Hart, B.A.
Community Strategist
Chris has made a career out of working with organizations interested in building community capacities for healthy and sustainable change—first as a leader within organizations and then through his consulting firm, SR4, based in Chicago. He is the creator and chief interpreter of, “The Path to Sustainable Change”, a model that is helping The Haven at College build the recovery community in each of The Havens. Chris brings a wealth of experience in research analytics, capacity building and community engagement that is being leveraged across the collegiate recovery landscape so that we can help students in recovery thrive in their college experience.
George Stoddard, B.A.
Director, University Relations
George has served in a variety of positions at The Haven since 2015 including Sr. House Manager, Community Leader, Peer Educator and Community Mapping Team Member for Haven expansion Universities. He graduated from UCSB with his B.A. in Environmental Studies, the same summer the Haven at College launched in Santa Barbara. Under his leadership and tireless work with students and University administrators, The Haven at Santa Barbara has become a full and flourishing collegiate recovery fellowship in the center of Isla Vista college life. As an University Relations Director at The Haven at College George is passionate about connecting to students in need on the Haven campuses we serve.
Tyson Radtke, B.S.
Manager, Expansion and Recovery Residences
Tyson studied and played football at Vanderbilt University and graduated with a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development 2002. He is certified in AOD Counseling and Addiction Studies from Loyola Marymount University. He began working with The Haven at the USC as a group facilitator in the Outpatient Center and as a BASICS facilatator for students referred for alcohol and drug violations. Most recently, Tyson served as the Community Leader and Outreach Manager at The Haven at Miami. As National Manager of Expansion and Recovery Residences Tyson will be based at The Haven in College Park, Maryland.