The approach to recovery you will find at Asana Recovery is different from the approach you will see at other treatment facilities. Our mission and our vision guide our purpose. Our core values guide how we achieve that purpose. Our amazing staff embrace these values and turn them into a life-changing experience for our clients.
Who We Are and Why We Care So Much
Asana Recovery has been lucky to be founded and run by two highly committed and experienced founders. Mark and Adam Shandrow both bring valuable experience and a strong commitment to helping their clients succeed. As CEO and COO, Mark and Adam provide leadership that guides the staff in achieving the facility’s goal of providing an exceptional healing environment for every client.
Mark Shandrow – As CEO and Co-Founder of Asana Recovery, Mark is committed to providing an exceptional and highly effective recovery experience for each and every client. Mark has over 20 years of experience in business development and operations, which helps him deliver an innovative and comfortable recovery program that is also cost-effective. Mark has created Asana to provide an approach to addiction treatment that incorporates both traditional and alternative therapeutic methods and provides a truly individualized program of treatment for each client, thereby increasing the chances for real recovery.
Mark has significant experience in the addiction recovery field. Prior to founding Asana Recovery, Mark was instrumental in developing another addiction treatment provider into one of the fastest growing organizations in Southern California. The knowledge and experience he acquired during that tenure, along with his education and prior business experience, have equipped Mark with the tools necessary to successfully navigate the waters of today’s complex healthcare system and addiction treatment environment. This level of experience and knowledge also lend foresight and stability to the organization so it will always be able to carry out its mission in recovery, even in challenging times.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He was drawn to become actively involved in various non-profit organizations and public causes early in his career, including the founding of Bikestation, which seeks to improve the quality of life in urban communities through the development and operation of bike-transit centers. His ability to think outside the box and his interest in promoting the greater good make his role as CEO at Asana Recovery a natural fit.
Adam Shandrow – As the COO and Co-Founder of Asana Recovery, Adam brings over 10 years of experience in workforce development. This career led him to the field of addiction treatment and recovery when Adam realized that his ability to match individuals with the right organization could be of benefit to individuals in an addiction treatment setting. Adam also has extensive experience in facilities and property management, and he was able to call on this knowledge and experience to develop and expand the services of other residential treatment facilities in Southern California before lending his talents here at Asana Recovery. As Chief Operating Officer, Adam is responsible for overseeing the establishment and expansion of our residential treatment programs, staff management, and daily operations. In this role, Adam is always striving to ensure that our services are provided at a level above and beyond the industry norm—so that everyone who comes to Asana for treatment will be provided the tools to achieve real, lasting recovery. Adam has a long record of community service that includes working as an adviser to and public speaker for numerous non-profit agencies, community-based organizations, and both state and federal agencies, including the United States Department of Labor. He served two terms as Chair of the California State Rehabilitation Council, which works in partnership with the California Department of Rehabilitation to ensure that all Californians with disabilities are represented, informed, and empowered, and receive appropriate individualized services toward the goal of obtaining meaningful employment opportunities. These experiences have instilled in Adam a strong desire to help people regain their lives and find their path back to fulfillment as a productive member of society. Adam’s skill lies in his ability to assist Asana Recovery’s clients to find and fuel their passion through meaningful work.
Before starting his career, Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Liberal Arts at California State University, Long Beach.
Mark and Adam have dedicated their careers to serving others and their roles at Asana Recovery allow them to maximize all of their talents and experience into helping each client through their recovery journey. Mark and Adam created Asana Recovery to serve clients using 5 core values: gratitude, mindfulness, teamwork, stewardship, and creativity. Below you will see how these core values, in combination with Asana Recovery’s mission and vision, create a unique recovery experience that you won’t find anywhere else.