Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors for Veterans Navigation Center

Sherriff William Gore

Scott H. Silverman

Crisis Coach Scott H. Silverman is the author of The Opioid Epidemic and the founder of Confidential Recovery. For the past decade, Scott has tirelessly advocated for Veterans well-being in his practice and many public and TV appearances.
Scott H. Silverman

Sheriff William Gore

William D. Gore was appointed as the 29th Sheriff of San Diego County in 2009, and elected a year later in June 2010.
Sheriff Gore presided over one of the nation's largest Sheriff’s Departments until his retirement in 2022. He always has the health of Veterans on his Mind.

Jay Wylie

Jay Wylie is a Southern California native who served as a Naval Officer for 22 years. He is the Operations Manager of Confidential Recovery and is very active in the 12-Step community. Jay is completing his certification as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor.

Richard Kohler, Psy.D.

Richard has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field and has worked extensively with the military population.  He's served as Executive Director and CEO/President of substance use treatment programs and has been an Adjunct Professor, teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Psychology and Substance Use courses.
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  • After having my driving privileges suspended, Confidential Recovery allowed me to continue with in-person therapy groups using Zoom to reconnect with the daily meetings.


    U.S. Veteran
  • Through the personal attention I received from the caring, experienced, therapists, and interactive group sessions, the sources of my addictive behavior were brought to light.

    John D.

    U.S. Naval Veteran
  • The terrific staff cares about their clients and have broad backgrounds to meet the specialized and nuanced needs of their Veteran and First Responder clients.


    U.S. Veteran
Disclaimer: The Veterans Navigation Center is not affiliated with any government agency. If you or a Veteran you know is in crisis, call The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 24/7 crisis line by dialing 988 and press 1, or text (838255) to speak with a crisis counselor.

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