Our Team

Stephanie Briody

Co-founder, CEO, Board Member

As co-founder of Behavioral Health Innovators, Stephanie is leading the development and expansion of the RecoveryBuild Alternative Peer Group project; additionally Stephanie serves as a member of the Advisory Group for the National Conference of Behavioral Health, working with the CDC to address substance use prevention for young people ages 12 – 18 years. 
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Sheila House

President, Board Member

Sheila House is a Masters Level Clinical Mental Health Counselor, licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with 20 years of experience as a practicing clinician.

Sheila works year-round as an independent agent of the Town of Harwich to support the mental health needs of Harwich Youth and their families.
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Chris Hardy

Vice President, Board Member Chris Hardy served as Board Chair for Golf Fore Africa, a non-profit that raises money to bring clean, accessible water and sanitation to villages in Africa. She has also served as WGA President for the Captains Golf Club in Brewster, MA and the Marketing Chair for the Tonto Verde Golf Community in AZ.
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Sarah Robinson

Treasurer, Board Member Sarah has been a certified financial planner since 2001 and offers tax, financial planning and consulting to individuals, small businesses and non-profits. She was a 2016 Readers Choice Bronze winner for Accountant/Financial Planner from the Wicked Local.
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Sheila Sheeran

Board Member

Sheila Sheeran is the owner of the Shine Center, a Boutique Meditation and Yoga Studio in Chatham, MA.

In 2014 Sheila began a journey of self-discovery when she moved to the Cape from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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Janis McGrory

Board Member As a Mother of a 23 year old daughter who passed away from a heroin overdose, Jan speaks locally, nationally and worldwide to support drug education and recovery programs. She has also served as a facilitator of Learn to Cope, a parent support group.
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Emma Tichnor

Student Advisor

Emma is 17 years old and attends Nauset Regional High School. “I was chosen for this advisory board because I am able to give a true perspective as a teen. I have been through some hard times so I am hoping I can help out this program to the best of my ability.”

Catherine Pope

Student Advisor

Catherine is an impassioned advocate from UMass Dartmouth and founder of the university’s first recovery community, dedicated to reaching individuals at all stages of substance abuse. She is a member of the American Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) student advisory board, as well as a SAFE Project fellow, organizations that provide a community and resources for those in recovery. As an individual in long-term recovery and as a survivor of domestic abuse, she works tirelessly to help individuals in both communities. Since early domestic abuse can impact young men and women for the rest of their lives, she provides abuse education to high school students and teaches them how to have healthier relationships. Cat is pursuing her law degree, determined to de-stigmatize marginalized communities as a legal advocate.

Alexxa Fucito

Student Advisor

In 2019 Alexxa Fucito graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a BA in Psychology. She is currently working on her masters in counseling and becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Through her internship with Behavioral Health Innovators, Alexxa hopes to expand her knowledge-base regarding substance use issues within the teen and young adult population.

Frederick Shegog

Student Advisor

Frederick is the recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society of two-year colleges for his stellar academic accomplishments and unselfish community volunteerism. Freddie credits Delaware County Community College with helping him turn his life around from homelessness and, as he says, “dumpster diving,” to achieving honors in academics. This has propelled him to create his own company, The Message LLC, and become an inspirational speaker for mental health and addiction.

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