As a founding member of InnerChange’s first program, New Haven, Dustin Tibbitts has shaped much of the CORE philosophy, its program leadership structures, employee training initiatives, and clinical policies and procedures.

Dustin’s experience spans over two decades in long-term residential treatment, outpatient, and transition settings.  He has served on the boards of Early Light Academy and the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC). He is currently a National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Government Relations Committee Member and a Board Associate of ACRC. He is a popular presenter at national conferences and universities, and was the recipient of NATSAP’s prestigious Leadership Award in 2014. He holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Amridge University.

Dustin loves to travel, explore architecture and create things with his wife, and even dabbles with the Native American flute. (Side note: he put himself through college playing jazz trombone.) He’s always listening to music, especially jazz, rock, and Christmas classics (whether it’s the Christmas season or not).