​​​​​​The Center for Intelligent Recovery




Kathleen Nielsen, SPHR

President of the Board

President at Equilibrium Services Group
San Francisco, California


Kathleen previously served as Vice President, Risk and Compliance, All West Container Company, HMH Group Inc., Gateway Container Corporation and Genstar Container Corporation.

A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Kathleen has emerged as a Senior GRC, Human Resource, infrastructure and finance professional with over 15 years of experience, and has held such senior positions as Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President Administration, Finance Committee Chair and Board Chair for corporations, for purpose and not-for-profit local and international organizations.

Kathleen's expertise includes the successful development and implementation of effective GRC, financial and HR policies and routines in multiple business and non profit organizations. She is a professional with a unique combination of broad based business acumen and strong communication/people skills applied to increase  effectiveness in achieving the organization's goals.

- Compliance and Process Guidance: board, C suite, staff
- Credit and risk analysis and portfolio management
- Human Resource Management
- Cross Cultural M&A Integration
- Financial Reporting 
- Project Management and Process Improvement
- Regulatory compliance including OFAC, FCPA, SEC reporting and ITAR
- Capital raising and investment due diligence, negotiation, documentation and compliance
- Stakeholder Relations and Reporting
- Proven Communicator & Facilitator
- U.S. and international - significant diverse, cross cultural experience
- For profit and non- profit entity and board compliance and governance

Locke Wilson, M.D.

Medical Advisor

Sutter Pacific Medical Clinic, Healdsburg; General Practice; Medical Director of CHI Recovery, Inc. 

Locke is a provider for Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation; Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network. He holds hospital Affiliation(s at )Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital.  He is the former Chief Medical Director of Healdsburg Primary Care.  

Locke received his medical education at 
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Internship, and completed his residency at 
Community Hospital of Sonoma County.  He has been involved in numerous research studies and has been providing direct care to substance abusers and addiction suffers with the CHI Program for more than three years, within a collaborative care approach.  His principal professional Interests are Family Medicine, adolescent health, contraception, well-child and infant care, women's health. 

Personal Interests include strong family relationships and gatherings, medical volunteering in developing countries, ecology and nature preservation.

Philosophy of Care:  "Medical care is a sacred trust and something I hold very dear. It is my goal to be a good listener, to provide meaningful medical information and advice, to help with decision making, and to co-ordinate care."


Our Leadership

Diane Rooney, R. N.

​Advisory Board Member

Nursing Supervisor

Clinical Care Oncology

Stanford University

Diane serves as a Clinical Nurse Manager; in the Oncology Research Department at Stanford Medical Center.  Previously she worked at Medtronic Vascular as Clinical Study Manager and as also as a Clinical Research Manager at Medtronic.  She earned her degree in Registered Nursing at Boston University.

Kathleen Beiser

​Advisory Board Member

​​Project Manager


An experienced management professional with a solid background in the strategic and operational aspects of clinical, regulatory and marketing operations, Kathleen provides strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills.  

Kathleen has served as Senior MDR/Vigilance 

Specialist at Medtronic regarding Cardiovascular Endovascular products
and assisted OUS regulatory departments to file regulatory reports on Cardiovascular  Endovascular products in accordance with the applicable regulations. She has also been the Clinical Endovascular Study Manager where she worked on thoracic and abdominal aortic stent graft clinical trials and provided leadership to develop the Clinical Research Associate and  Project Coordinator functions.

Prior to Medtronic, Kathleen was the Vice President and COO of CTI Network, Inc. in
Mount Prospect, Illinois, where she developed
successful new clinical research services.
Established strategic direction for clinical research company providing alternate site nursing and pharmacy services for 42 major pharmaceutical/biotech companies and improved overall management of home nursing services for over 110 clinical trials (I.e., infectious disease, hematology, oncology, ophthalmology, fertility, endocrinology and diabetes.)