Art Hickman brings more than 25 years of experience in drug and alcohol rehabilitation to his role as Executive Director at The Recovery Village in Umatilla, FL. After a life-changing experience working with children traumatized by their parents' substance abuse, Art moved away from his telecommunications career and dedicated himself to helping patients and their families see recovery as the best way to change their lives.
Over his long career, Art has led multiple rehab departments, from onsite consultations in emergency rooms to admissions, outpatient programs, marketing efforts with the medical and business sectors and running multiple facilities. After 22 years at Bradford Health Services, Art has helped adolescents with childhood trauma at Calo in Lake Ozark, MO and ran substance abuse treatment programs at Centerpointe Hospital and Perimeter Behavioral Healthcare as CEO.
When he's not leading his team and supporting patients' recovery journeys, Art loves being outdoors with his bike and kayak, visiting historic neighborhoods and growing bonsai trees.