Fred was appointed to the position of Executive Director of Freedom House in November of 1990. He became Freedom House’s first Chief Executive Officer in 1997. Fred developed and administrated an outpatient program for a major hospital, served as Executive Director of an affiliate office of the National Council on Alcoholism, created an alcohol detoxification unit for the City of Newark and established the Law Enforcement Alcoholism Program for police officers. He attended Seton Hall University from 1960-1966 a combination of days, evenings and summers while supporting himself as a teamster truck driver. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and spent 4 years as a teacher. His post graduate work was done at Newark State College where he earned a Masters Degree in Public School Administration. After receiving his degree he spent 3 years as an assistant principal of an elementary school. He has served as the Chairman of the National Halfway House Association Convention. Fred was appointed by Governor Whitman as the first member of the State of New Jersey New Alcohol and Drug Counselors Licensing Committee. Mr. Reihl is a member of The Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol Studies faculty. In May of 2003, Mr. Reihl was honored by Sunrise House for his outstanding contribution to the field. In April of 2004, he was one of the first four counselors to become a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey. Mr. Reihl’s personal recovery from alcoholism in 1976 is what inspired him to enter the treatment field in 1978. He has one son and two grandchildren.
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