Cenikor Welcomes Three New Board Members

Cenikor Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

Houston, TX, November 1, 2023Cenikor Foundation, a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to providing comprehensive behavioral health services, is pleased to announce the appointment of three distinguished professionals to its Board of Directors: Dr. Gail Vozzella, Mr. Pete W. Guilfoile, and Mr. Alonzo Harris.

Cenikor welcomes these individuals who will bring fresh perspectives, specialized experience, and expanded networks to the foundation’s leadership team.

Dr. Gail Vozzella, DNP, RN

Dr. Vozzella, known for furthering high-quality, patient-centered care, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Cenikor Board of Directors. Dr. Vozzella currently serves as a senior vice president, system chief nurse executive at Houston Methodist, and chief nursing executive for Houston Methodist Hospital. Since joining Houston Methodist, she has launched a nurse science fellowship program and further enhanced nursing education.

Her dedication to the field of nursing aligns perfectly with Cenikor’s vision of providing high-quality, evidence-based programs to the communities it serves.

Pete W. Guilfoile

Mr. Guilfoile, an accomplished business leader, brings a unique perspective to Cenikor’s Board of Directors. Mr. Guilfoile retired after a successful career in banking, serving in roles at Comerica Bank such as chief credit officer, executive vice president, and a member of the bank’s executive management committee.

Since retirement, Mr. Guilfoile has been deeply involved in several initiatives including serving on nonprofit boards such as Project Still I Rise and as chairman of Turtle Creek Recovery Center.

His business acumen and strategic insights will be invaluable in guiding Cenikor’s growth and sustainability.

Alonzo Harris

Mr. Harris, an advocate for those affected by substance use disorder and domestic violence, joins the Cenikor Board of Directors with an impressive track record in real estate with experience in all aspects of land, mixed-use, and residential development. He has been instrumental in assisting women to re-enter society following incarceration, demonstrating a strong commitment to fostering positive change within our communities.

His passion for social impact is well-aligned with Cenikor’s core values.

“Cenikor is privileged to welcome these three distinguished individuals to our Board of Directors. Their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and commitment to our mission will significantly contribute to our organization’s continued long-term success,” said Bill Bailey, CEO and president of Cenikor Foundation.

The appointments underscore Cenikor’s dedication to strengthening its leadership team and furthering its mission of providing life-changing substance use disorder and behavioral health services to individuals in need.

For more information about Cenikor Foundation and its services, please visit www.cenikor.org.


Cenikor is a leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, committed to delivering evidence-based care, promoting recovery, and supporting individuals in their journey to lasting sobriety since 1967.

With a team of dedicated healthcare professionals, Cenikor offers a range of services, including detoxification, residential treatment, outpatient programs, and aftercare support. By combining clinical expertise with compassion and personalized care, Cenikor strives to empower individuals and families affected by addiction and foster sustainable recovery. More than 300,000 lives have been changed in the process.

For more information about this news release, please contact Maddie Profilet, Marketing and Media Relations Director, via email at media@cenikor.org. If you or someone you know is seeking treatment for substance use disorder, call Cenikor today at 1-888-236-4567.

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