Our Team

We believe that solving addiction is within our grasp. But it will require massive amounts of imagination, innovation and entrepreneurship.

We reject the idea that America’s most intractable health crisis can’t be solved.

We’re using the tools of business and the private sector to transform what we think and do about the disease of alcohol and drug addiction.

We come from varied backgrounds, with expertise in finance, business, research, law, strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. Our work is driven by rigor, creativity and a passion for overcoming the failures of the past.

In pursuing our mission, we remain focused on creating lasting value for our partners.

Our commitment is to world-class quality in everything we do. Those suffering from addiction deserve no less.

Our work has been recognized by Ashoka, the world’s leading organization of social entrepreneurs.


Kevin Kirby

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Kevin is a long-term addiction survivor. A successful business executive, his experience with the disease led him to dedicate the rest of his life to this cause. He leads Face It TOGETHER by championing innovation and relentlessly pursuing world-class results.


Jim Sturdevant

Chief Operating Officer

Jim has more than 36 years of experience in private, public sector and nonprofit leadership.  Building and nurturing relationships has been a career-long theme. He plays a senior leadership role in areas including strategic planning, business development, operations and evaluation. 

David Whitesock

Chief Innovation Officer

David leads the development of our digital and data strategies, driving the vision and process for understanding the application of technology to peer-based addiction management services, capturing meaningful data and demonstrating addiction wellness and the social impact of our model.


Steve Schwartz

Chief Revenue Officer & President, FIT Health

Steve brings 35 years of sales, marketing and strategic planning expertise to Face It TOGETHER with a range of experience from start-up to Fortune 100 firms. He's focused on generating revenue by building relationships with key customers nationwide, including health insurers, employers, prospective affiliates and others.


Erika Batcheller

Chief Communications Officer

Erika oversees brand management and leads our internal and external strategic communications. She develops and executes a broad range of public relations, product marketing and digital media strategies to advance business objectives and expand engagement with key stakeholders.


Kristen Goettsch

Senior Evaluation Scientist

Kristen manages our comprehensive evaluation program, overseeing data collection for the national office and Face It TOGETHER affiliates and directing research analysis. She also oversees our development and academic training initiatives.


Teresa Kaltenbach

Midwest Operations Manager

Teresa brings more than 25 years of experience in accounting, business and management to her role as Midwest Operations Manager. She ensures our operations run smoothly, handles accounting and provides executive-level support to our team.

Ruth Krystopolski

Strategic Advisor

Ruth is a nationally recognized expert in strategic and operational aspects of the healthcare industry throughout the country. As a strategic advisor for Face It TOGETHER, she leverages her health care expertise to guide our work with health care systems, health plans and other industry stakeholders.


Charlie Day

Co-Founder (Retired)

Charlie is a lawyer, CPA and national health care finance expert. He embraces his role as a thought leader and high-level strategist. Charlie previously served as a senior finance executive in a large integrated health system, tax partner in a Big 8 accounting firm and start-up entrepreneur.