Brad joined the New Life family in February 2020, starting out as the executive director. Brad began his career in the treatment industry in 2011 by working in several roles at Serenity Acres Treatment Center, a residential substance use disorder program in Maryland. Brad lent his skills to help develop the access and admission department, and from there, he built the outreach and marketing department, eventually being named director of marketing and business development. In this pivotal role, he had the opportunity to build relationships and work closely with other treatment providers, hospitals, and state and local agencies to help ensure continuity of care to patients. Brad considers it an honor to work with patients and their families. Brad says it’s truly rewarding to help people move from being in a vulnerable state to getting the treatment they need, which ultimately helps them not only recover but thrive. As CEO at New Life, Brad is excited to work with a talented team that has been a positive force within the community and work with patients to give them the best outpatient level of care possible. When Brad is not working alongside his New Life team or connecting with patients, you can find him spending time with his family and enjoying the great outdoors.
Meet Our Team
An Experienced Team of Compassionate Leaders
Chief Executive Officer
Noreen Ammons, LCADC/LCPC
Noreen has been helping patients at New Life for over 12 years. Noreen has over 19 years of professional experience in working in the addictions field and holds several licenses, which enable her to train and supervise all New Life’s counselors and interns.
Noreen is licensed in both addiction counseling and professional counseling. She received her master’s degrees from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She is a member of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NADAAC), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and serves on the Regional Advisory Group of the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling. At New Life, Noreen is responsible for the development and supervision of our clinical staff. Additionally, Noreen runs the Women’s Substance Abuse/Trauma aftercare group, facilitates staff meetings, meets with patients who are struggling to get clean and helps in our day-to-day operations.
Dr. Nicholas G. Scotto, MD
Dr. Scotto and New Life Addiction Counseling & Mental Health Services have a history of referrals and collaboration for several years. Dr. Scotto completed his residency in 1992 at University of Connecticut Health Center following his graduation from Ross University of Medicine and medical internship at Yale University. Over the last 25 years, Dr. Scotto has been the medical director at several facilities on the eastern shore of Maryland: Waterside Psychiatric Program, Charter Behavioral Health Systems, Peninsula Mental Health and McCready Hospital. He then migrated toward Baltimore, becoming medical director and then chief medical officer for Baltimore Behavioral Health. The opportunity to become staff and then consulting psychiatrist at Howard County General Hospital drew him to Columbia where he now has a private practice on the days he is not at New Life. New Life Addiction Counseling Services is pleased to have Dr. Scotto as an integral part of our treatment team.
Gina enjoys the diversity of her position at New Life, from human resources to payroll to front desk to supporting the executive, medical and clinical teams. She has been with New Life Addiction Counseling Services for six years. Gina has her finger on the pulse of all things New Life. She and her husband have raised four children and are now grandparents. When Gina is not at the office, she can be found relaxing at the beach or by the firepit or spending time with the grandchildren. New Life appreciates the skills and support Gina brings to the New Life programs.