Meet The Staff

Ed McDonough

Ed McDonough

Chief Executive Officer

Ed McDonough got his start at GateHouse Sober Community as a House Manager. He then transitioned to Program Director, COO and is currently the CEO of GateHouse Treatment in Nashua, New Hampshire. Ed started his journey in 2009 as one of the first clients at Gatehouse Sober Community. After successful completion of the program, Ed assisted in developing the structure and philosophy that GateHouse holds true to today. Ed’s day-to-day management enabled the company to sustain massive growth in its first year. Ed continues to be passionate about his life’s work – helping addicts and alcoholics. As the CEO of GateHouse’s flagship facility, Ed remains ever so diligent in maintaining the principles that GateHouse was founded upon.
While in college Ed held a paid internship in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office under DA William Keating. Following college, Ed had several jobs that served to fine tune his exemplary management style. He was the Director of personnel for four years at Northeast Elite Hockey and Rink. He managed 62 employees with a yearly operating budget of $3,000,000. Ed then worked as a Lead Case Manager at Tewksbury State Hospital where he learned the operational intricacies of substance abuse treatment. At Tewksbury, Ed conducted individual and group substance abuse counseling and provided routine case management. Ed’s strengths include knowledge in compliance with agency policies and procedures, contracts, employment law and other regulatory requirements.

Ed is a member of the board for the Partnership for Successful Living – a collaboration of six non-profit organizations providing access to housing, health care, education, employment, and supportive services to help individuals and families achieve sustainable independence. This board manages operations with an annual budget of $50 million. Ed also serves at the pleasure of the Honorable Jim Donchess on the Mayor’s Opiate Taskforce. Furthermore, Ed serves on the Nashua Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition. At the state level, Ed serves on the Regional Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition.

Ed attended Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He was also a 4-year letter winner of the NCAA division hockey team. Ed was awarded the Devin Davies award for team player of the year and bestowed the ECAC Northeast Goalie of the Week honors