Station House Retreat is proud to introduce
Director of Recreation
Billy Padden attained his bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University. During his time at WCU, Billy achieved ambitious athletic goals, going on to claim two National Collegiate Boxing Championships and three All-American titles. Billy joins our team with an incredible amount of experience in the field of therapeutic physical activity and its effects on substance abuse recovery.
As a teacher, counselor and coach for the students of Glen Mills Schools, Billy developed his life’s passion of sharing the gifts of education and exercise with others. Later in his career, he worked as a Probation Officer for the City of Philadelphia, specifically lending his skills to the city’s Intensive Drug and Alcohol Unit. Billy became one of the department’s leading advocates for the development of addiction recovery-based programs in impoverished parts of North Philadelphia by leading the Philly B.A.D (Boxers Against Drugs) Program at a local gym in the city’s Kensington section.
Billy’s coaching career provided him the opportunity to work with a vast array of individuals including mentally handicapped adults, Special Olympians and some of the world’s greatest elite athletes. He believes that physical activity at any level will enhance the addiction recovery process and improve overall quality of life. Today, Billy celebrates several years of sobriety.