Mr Edward Carlson

Edward C. Carlson became Chief Executive Officer of Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. (OHL) in January 2005, bringing over 25 years experience in human services and addiction field. He has taken OHL from a small, 61-bed treatment program with a $1.2 million budget to a multi-program social service agency that treats over 900 people per month with an annual budget of $12 million. Under his tenure as CEO, Odyssey House has significantly expanded its continuum of care services and has become the largest and most comprehensive substance abuse treatment facility in Louisiana.

Mr. Carlson has been responsible for the implementation and operations of over 39 treatment programs during his tenure in the substance abuse field.

Mr. Carlson is a graduate of John F. Kennedy University where he received a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in clinical psychology.