MEDFORD, Ore. — After nearly three decades at Addictions Recovery Center (ARC), President & CEO Christine Mason of Medford is set to retire on June 1, 2018. Addictions Recovery Center is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) agency that has offered affordable, confidential, and individualized treatment services in Southern Oregon for 45 years.

Mason was honored in a December 2017 celebration event held at Inn at the Commons in Medford. Several community leaders highlighted the work of Ms. Mason and her contribution to a healthier community. The ARC Board of Directors also took this opportunity to announce their decision to dedicate ARC’s West Main residential treatment, “The Christine Mason Residential Recovery Center” honoring her 28-year legacy.

Mason has enjoyed decades of working with Rogue Valley non-profits, beginning with her work at Center for Non-Profit Legal Services in 1981. She joined the ARC team 10 years later, serving as the organization’s programs manager and deputy director, before assuming the mantle of chief executive for the agency in 1998. At the time, ARC had a budget of $750,000 and 21 employees, primarily offering Residential Addiction Treatment and Transition Housing at a centralized location on West Main St.

Today, with a budget of more than $8 million, Addictions Recovery Center employs 120 staff members, and serves more than 3,000 individuals and families annually. ARC’s continuum of services includes addictions treatment, mental health therapy and medical withdrawal services, in residential and outpatient settings, in three locations across Medford. ARC also operates the only Medically-Monitored Detox facility in the Southern Oregon region.

Mason cites leadership that supports the delivery of exceptional services as being a key ingredient in a smooth-running, cost-effective organization. For that reason, she said, ARC enjoys a reputation for cutting edge care that attracts industry experts, who continue to contribute to Addictions Recovery Center’s success.

“The future of ARC has never been brighter for our clients and community,” Mason said. “We are fortunate to have a talented and dedicated staff deserving of the agency’s outstanding reputation.” She added, “ARC also benefits from experienced guides and mentors in our leadership team and a Board of Directors ready to support us in this transition. We remain committed to the belief that access to essential resources is vital to individual and community health.”

Addictions Recovery Center’s new President and CEO has been selected and was announced on February 1st.