Gerard Dombrowski selected as this year’s Distinguished Alumnus
For many years, Gerard Dombrowski worked in construction trades. After overcoming drug and alcohol addiction, Dombrowski was ready for a new chapter in his life and turned to YVC for a fresh start. He completed an associate of applied science degree in chemical dependency studies before transferring to Grand Canyon University and earning both a bachelor’s degree in addiction science and a master’s degree in addiction counseling. In 2007 Dombrowski accepted his first counseling position and this position began his work with addiction recovery in Central Washington. He has held positions as clinical supervisor and clinic director at Triumph Treatment Center – James Oldham Treatment Center in Buena. Currently, Dombrowski is the team leader/clinical supervisor at Comprehensive Healthcare at Pathways, an intensive inpatient program for co-occurring disorders as well as an adjunct instructor in YVC’s Substance Use Disorder program.