The Beach House Center for Recovery in Juno Beach has named former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as its executive chairman.
The Beach House made the announcement on July 12, a day after Christie toured the 147-bed facility on the center’s 5.3-acre campus.
Christie ran against President Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. He was later named by Trump as the chair of the president’s Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission, which developed a plan to combat the nationwide drug abuse crisis.
While on the campaign trail in December 2015, Christie visited Caron Renaissance substance abuse treatment center in Boca Raton, where he discussed drug treatment strategies he would implement if elected president.
At The Beach House, Christie will offer strategic counsel to the board. New York-based private equity firm BelHealth Investment Partners purchased The Beach House in June. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.