Sally Thoren first joined Gateway Foundation in 1982 as a college intern and became a full-time employee upon graduating. Sally has served in many roles at Gateway Foundation during her career: counselor, admissions staff, assistant program director, program director, regional director and now serves as the executive director for Gateway Foundation’s services in Chicago. She also manages Gateway Foundation’s relationships with many institutional funders.
Over the course of her 35-year career, Sally has seen substance use treatment evolve from a fragmented, hierarchical “behavior modification” approach to a person-centered, trauma-informed, medication-assisted, multidisciplinary approach. She has championed the work in the field, earning the Vince Bakeman Memorial Advocacy award in 2010.
Sally earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Carleton College and also studied law at DePaul University.
Keith Sarpolis, MD
Dr. Keith Sarpolis has over 37 years of diverse experience focused on substance use disorder and internal medicine. He approaches healthcare through a holistic perspective, believing that treatment of both the physical and psychosocial aspects of a patient’s health is critical.
Dr. Sarpolis earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.
Chicago Kedzie Staff
The clinical team at Gateway Chicago Kedzie includes certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADCs), licensed clinical professional counselors (LCPCs) and a host of administrative and support staff. With over 80% of Gateway Chicago Kedzie’s population coming from the criminal justice system, the team is committed to understanding each person’s unique needs and circumstances and providing addiction therapy services that are right for them. The staff is vested in giving the population they serve the tools they need to save their lives.