Elizabeth Steele, M.A., LAADC, Chief Executive Officer
Elizabeth Steele is a dynamic leader who serves as the CEO of New Directions for Women. She seeks to create a space where women can find hope and transformation from addiction and related challenges. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Elizabeth’s journey has taken her to Orange County, California, where she has dedicated over a decade to making a profound impact on the addiction treatment field and the individuals within.
Elizabeth’s journey in the field of addiction counseling and treatment began with her pursuit of a Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling from the esteemed Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. This academic foundation laid the groundwork for her impressive career, where she continuously sought opportunities for growth and impact.
Elizabeth’s commitment to excellence extends beyond her direct work in treatment programs. She also serves as a valued Board Member of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), a testament to her leadership and influence within the addiction treatment community.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Elizabeth’s journey is her personal connection to the field of addiction recovery. Celebrating 16 years of continuous recovery, Elizabeth’s own lived experience fuels her deep passion for the life-changing work she does. As a product of women’s treatment programming, she understands the necessity of the services provided by New Directions for Women. Her visionary leadership, combined with her personal dedication and profound understanding of recovery, make her an exceptional advocate for women’s well-being and a driving force behind the organization’s continued success.
Elizabeth Steele’s journey from her hometown to the heart of California’s addiction treatment community is a testament to her commitment to improving the lives of women in need. Her leadership, lived experience, and passion for the field of addiction recovery make her an invaluable asset to the mission of New Directions for Women.