Graduates Meet in Silver Spring
THE N EWLETTER OF SECOND G ENESIS • 40 TH A NNIVERSARY A LUMNI E DI TI ON 2 0 0 9
And Launch Alumni Council Jack Klimp, CEO & President
J. Michael McGuinness, Executive Director
Bryan Dierkes, Chief Financial Officer
Mary Bracken, M.D., Director of Medical
SG Welcomes Jack Klimp
Lucy Lowenthal, Director of Development
Michelle Larkins, Director of Human
Katie Garriott, Director of Nutrition Services
Raymond Brown, Senior Program Director,
As New President and CEO
If a perfect background existed for leadership at drilling into what we do, how we do it, how well
Anne Arundel Facility Second Genesis, it would be Jack Klimp’s. He served we do it, and what we can do well in the future.
Lynn Burke, Program Director
Wilhelm Bonnette, Program Director, in the Marine Corps for 33 Years, achieving the rank
I look forward to meeting all the members and
Minnesota Ave. Outpatient Facility of Lieutenant General, finalizing his tour as Deputy
friends of the Second Genesis family. If you have
Kestrl Leffyear, Program Director, Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs here
ideas you would like to share with me please call
Second Genesis alumni and staff at first Alumni Council meeting. Harvard St. Residential Facility in DC. Following that he was Sr. VP and Director of
Titus Tucker, Program Director, Women and me at 301-563-1545 or email me at
the New York region of Phoenix House, managing
“It saved my life” events. All who attended Children’s Mellwood Residential Facility firstname.lastname@example.org.
drug rehabilitation programs for adults and
“I didn’t come here with a the lunch were excited Warm regards,
Board of Directors adolescents. He returned to Washington as President
plan to change but I realized about getting more involved Jack
Jane Abraham of the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association in
I had to.” in the activities of the Zion Avissar 2005 and three years later led a dynamic merger with
organization. Committee Robert E. Carlstrom, Jr., Chairperson the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration
On July 16th, alumni and
meetings will rotate among John Carnevale, Ph.D. Institute.
staff met in the Silver Spring
the facilities.The next one Nancy Dudley
headquarters office to Patricia A. Farrell, Secretary
will be held in early Fall. To Dear Second Genesis Friends:
create an Alumni Council. Michael Jacobs
join our email list to stay up I am honored to have been asked to lead Second
The Council’s goal will be to Roscoe Little, Treasurer
to date, please call Lucy Genesis and am excited by the opportunity to build
deploy valuable graduate Alan Meltzer
Lowenthal (310) 563-1545 Robert Naddelman upon the reputation so well deserved by Dr. Sidney
experience to support
x-320 or e-mail development Richard Robbins Shankman, who had the vision to create and then
programs and activities at
@secondgenesis.org. Peregrine Roberts, Vice-Chairperson lead Second Genisis for forty years.
Second Genesis. Proposed Edward A. Romanoff
activities include bringing Dan Rosenthal Our first initiative will be to create a strategic plan
NA/AA meetings to facilities, John Troha to create and guide the many and varied
sharing business expertise, Nicole Watson
programs needed in the community. To this end,
mentoring clients, and Sidney Shankman, M.D., Founder we conducted an off-site workshop in June,
representing Second involving key staff, program directors, and
Genesis at community members of our board. We created a draft that
captured our core values, vision, mission, and five
strategic objectives. When finalized by the staff and
approved by the board of directors, it will be the
Second Genesis, Inc. map we follow. Jack Klimp, New Second Genesis President, and CEO, right, hosts Afghan
8611 Second Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910 Come visit our online community – General/Minister H.E. Khodaidad, Ministry of Counter Narcotics, during
Tel: 301 563 1545 Fax: 301 563-1546 This strategic planning process is already paying a recent visit to Second Genesis.
Therapeutic Community Locations: dividends by strengthening relationships and
Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Women and Children) 301 568 4822
Crownsville, Maryland (Traditional, Co-Occurring) 410 923 0401
and for more news … see our new video
Washington, D.C. (Traditional) 202 222 0120
Outpatient 202 388 3525 Admissions 301 563 1545 ext 153 on graduation,Afghan visitors, archival
photos and other information on
Second Genesis is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Contributions are tax-deductible. • 1969-2009:A Visual History
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Second Genesis, Inc. does not discriminate based on gender, Bianca Poll, Newsletter and Website Editor • Dr. Shankman Retires
age, race, or sexual orientation.
• Director in the Spotlight:Wilhelm Bonnette
• Alumni Group Moves Online
Renowned Founder, Second Genesis Celebrates Four Decades
CEO Sid Shankman Of Saving Lives, Families, Communities
Retires After 40 Years 2009 First ‘behind the walls’ prison
program starts at a women’s prison in
outpatient opens in
Of all the awards, honors and accolades I have been fortunate to Jessup, MD. Washington DC.
receive on behalf of Second Genesis, the one bestowed upon me –
President Emeritus and Founder of Second Genesis – is the one I
2008 Intensive-outpatient treatment for
adults starts in Northeast Washington.
1994 In honor of
M ee t th e Di rec tors
most deeply cherish! A day has not passed without realizing the joy
2007 Second Genesis reinitiates Project
anniversary, the Wil l Bo nnet te
that emanates from helping someone restructure his/her life state of Maryland, Director of DC Programs
New Communities in the most needed
previously shattered by drugs or alcohol. Washington DC,
areas of DC for the third consecutive year. “As one of the most at-risk
Over the years, I have had an opportunity to work with wonderful 2006 For the County (VA), neighborhoods in the country, we
colleagues who taught me so much. Dr. Alan Rochlin, who retired as second time, Second Arlington County (VA), Montgomery, want to do more than just provide
Genesis received the Prince Georges, Anne Arundel County proceeds from annual Hexagon Club event.
Deputy Executive Director in 1997 after 25 years, was “the treatment – we want to be on the
highest accreditation (MD), and Alexandria (VA) all proclaimed 1977 Second Genesis’s first D.C. location
consummate professional”. Another outstanding individual was Ed 1994 the “Year of Second Genesis”.• Dr.
cutting edge of community based
from CARF. • The opens at 1318 Harvard Street.
Flowers – the best “professor” I ever had (my Ivy League education Justice and Healing Sidney Shankman won the John Benjamin interventions.”
not withstanding), who taught me how to understand addiction and Project for Sexual Nichols Award from The Medical Society of 1976 First Lady Betty Ford congratulates
Second Genesis for “providing hope to
Will Bonnette grew up in a time of
guided me in my interactions with those who had succumbed to it. Addiction opens in DC. • Second Genesis was awarded a five-
Montgomery year grant to provide treatment for women those whose lifestyles have become self- social unrest not far from Second
I reflect upon my times with Ed hunched over a Bunsen burner County. • The Prison and their dependent children (up to 10 destructive.” The annual Hexagon Club Genesis’ Harvard Street facility. He
trying to make our first meal with the clients, to galas attended by Assessment Program years old) in the event proceeds are also remembers his family opening their
opens to identify state of Maryland. donated. home to civil rights activists in 1963
influential Washingtonians applauding a graduate’s incredible
inmates who need 1975 The Rockville, MD when Martin Luther King delivered
transformation. Every experience was an investment in learning. 1992 Maxwell
addiction treatment. Avery Road center opens.
House Coffee his historic “I have a dream” speech.
Last week, we hosted an alumni group week at the Silver Spring 2004 DUI/DWI and honors Dr. 1973 A third residential He recalls struggling with his
office. That incredible experience wasn’t necessarily measured by Anger Management classes join the Shankman as one of therapeutic community
the number in attendance, --- in comparison to the thousands who outpatient program. “100 Real American opens at 1001 King Street in
identity – and ultimately with drugs.
have graduated and lead successful and healthy lives, but rather by Heroes” on its Alexandria, Virginia. “I was high throughout my college
2002 Hyattsville, MD is introduced to 100th Anniversary.
the fact that there were so many graduates currently on the staff in outpatient treatment at Second Genesis’s years.” While he worked at CBS
• Second Genesis 1972 Second Genesis opens
attendance.These dedicated professionals, directors and counselors new program. • Martin O’Malley, Baltimore begins a federal up Crain Highway in Upper Records promoting Michael Jackson,
and others, are the “real deal” – the true spirit of Second Genesis. City Mayor, leads the ribbon-cutting research project on Marlboro, MD. Teddy Pendergrass, and the Isley
ceremony at the grand opening of the drug treatment strategies at St. Elizabeth’s Brothers, achieving a certain amount
As I retire, I encourage all alumni to think about reconnecting and Women & Children program in Baltimore.• 1971 Second Genesis separates from the
Hospital Campus. of fame, he was completely
getting involved. There are jobs (e.g., bringing a meeting, organizing Teen outreach begins at high schools in Alexandria Community Mental Health
Montgomery County as clients are brought 1991 Second Genesis employee, Nellie Center to become Second Genesis, Inc., a miserable. “In the end, I lost my
a church group to help our women and children build a garden, or
in to lecture on addiction. Henken, was named as a James Cash private, nonprofit organization. house, my job, my car, my money,
just coming to share your life story), that are invaluable to those Penney Award Finalist for her
2000 Linda Cropp, Chairman of the DC my health – and almost my mind.”
clients starting on their recovery who could benefit from yours. extraordinary work. 1970 The first Second Genesis residential
Council, honored community begins in Alexandria, Virginia at Fortunately, Will completed 27
Moving forward, Second Genesis has hired a strong, caring person to Second Genesis for a 1990 Barbara Bush leads the opening 1013 King Street.
ceremony of the Crownsville program
months at Second Genesis. The late
lead the organization as President and CEO. Jack Klimp has had not 79% completion rate
in its program. while William Donald Schaefer, Governor Ed Flowers at Harvard Street taught
only a senior position at Phoenix House, a large nonprofit 1969 Second Genesis is founded as the
of Maryland, declares June 5, “Second drug abuse treatment center of the
Will how to live and what it meant
therapeutic community in New York but also had a successful career 1998 Adolescent Genesis Day”.
programs begin in Alexandria Community Mental Health to take personal responsibility.
mentoring staff as a Lieutenant General in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Silver Spring, MD. • 1989 Senator Edward Kennedy (D. Mass) Center. “I loved him for that.”
Second Genesis is, was and always shall be the most personally The Montgomery praises Dr. Shankman “for eloquent
testimony and comments before the
Today, Will is responsible for the
gratifying and professionally satisfying entity I have ever or will ever County Chamber
Workforce Senate Committee which helped build oversight of Project New
know. My dedication to, and the continued support of, this glorious
Corporation awards support we need to provide the American Communities, Access to Recovery
entity shall not end as long as my life endures. people the treatment opportunities they
Second Genesis, Inc. Services, Outpatient, and Intensive
You too will find that your continued support of Second Genesis with the Workforce need and deserve.” Outpatient Services programs. “I am
provides gratitude more easily expressed than defined. Thank you Development Leadership Award. •Mentally
1987 President Reagan appoints Dr. really excited about Minnesota
ill clients with substance issues receive
for sharing the journey with me. Shankman as a member of the White House Avenue as well as Harvard Street.
their own annex at the Crownsville, MD
Conference for a Drug-Free America.
Sidney Shankman, M.D. program. “After all, Second Genesis is where
1980 First Lady Rosalynn Carter donates
I grew up.”