Thomas J. McNulty, Pharm.D., has been a practicing pharmacist in the state of California for over 30 years. He began his career as a clinical pharmacist in acute care hospitals where he specialized in metabolic support and pharmacokinetic services. Next he moved into Home Infusion at the beginning of that industry where he eventually became the Vice President of Clinical Services of Curaflex Health Services, a publicly held organization with 43 infusion pharmacies and home health agencies, 10 HIV clinics, a mail order pharmacy and a prescription benefit management subsidiary, where he had responsibility for all clinical, quality, regulatory and accreditation activities. In 1995, Dr. McNulty Co-Founded Ancillary Care Management, later to be named Novologix, a medical benefit management organization that eventually grew to $468 million in annual revenue. Dr. McNulty was the Chief Clinical Officer of HealthcarePays, the first national payment utility that simplifies the movement of money and information among healthcare providers, payers, intermediaries and banks. Dr. McNulty joined the Board of Directors of The Gooden Center in 2007. His healthcare industry experience and Gooden alumni perspective made him a valuable asset to the Board. During a time of transition, Dr. McNulty stepped into the role of CEO of The Gooden Center in early 2015. His passion for recovery and expertise in insurance and healthcare has propelled The Gooden Center into a period of growth. With Dr. McNulty’s vision and guidance, The Gooden Center will be poised to treat more men and families annually.
Brandon SC Brewer
Chief Operating Officer
Brandon leads the clinical, admissions, intake, marketing, compliance, and outreach functions at Gooden, as well as playing an integral part in the recent expansion into mental health and Gooden’s evolution to a full-scale healthcare facility. He holds an MBA from Baylor University as well as BS in Business with a specialization in Management and Leadership. His passion is on cultivating staff and creating robust careers for individuals who have dedicated their lives to the mission of helping others. During his tenure, the Gooden Center has added a full spectrum of licensed mental health care, while continuing to grow the substance abuse treatment program. Presently, Brandon and his team are licensing, contracting, and accrediting new, in network facilities, to insure The Gooden Center thrives for another 55 years.
David T. Hewlett
Chief Financial Officer
David Hewlett joined The Gooden Center in 2014 as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer and brings 20 years of experience in finance and operations. Prior to joining Gooden, David worked at Elements Behavioral Health, owner of several treatment centers throughout the country, as a Strategic Consultant assisting in the acquisitions of other treatment facilities. David started his career in Management Consulting and Investment Banking, where he then joined a client that designed and sold footwear in the automotive lifestyle category. David holds an MBA in International Business from George Washington University, an MA in International Affairs & Finance from George Washington University and a BA in Political Science from UCLA.
Phillip D. Wilkens
Chief Information Officer
Phillip Wilkens connects people at Gooden. Across five properties, he and his team insure operational excellence and technological advancement for the organization. Phil is truly a remarkable reflection of Gooden. Several years ago, he began working in admissions, then moved to Accounts Receivable. Progressing even further, Phil created the IT department and has been instrumental in the design and implementation of Electronic Health Record, Client Relation Manager, and HL7 (Health Level-7) billing modules to improve experience of staff and clients.
These days, Phillip is a leader who oversees the Continuous Quality Improvement program and insurance billing at Gooden. Because of his work, Gooden is able to offer real, accurate, and informative outcomes to potential clients, industry professionals, and manage care companies. Phil holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and Financial Planning, and a Master’s in Information Technology. Phil utilizes his skills to train other staff and implement new strategies to further the mission of the Gooden Center.
When he is not working, Phil enjoys road cycling, botany, art, and spending time with his wife, Emily.