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Our Team

We're Proof That Recovery Is Possible

Every one of our staff members has either successfully been through the recovery process or had the consequences of addiction affect their life in some way. So when we say we get it, we really do. It’s these shared experiences that help us connect with our men and create a strong community of acceptance, understanding, and trust that leads to long-term sobriety.

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Paul Scudo
Executive Director
Paul Scudo was named Executive Director in October of 2016. He previously served as Step Denver’s Director of Programs, bringing extensive expertise and experience in the addiction recovery community, coupled with a 27-year career in senior management for leading global hospitality companies. Prior to Step, Paul worked at the University of Colorado’s CeDAR Addiction Treatment Facility. Paul is in recovery from the disease of addiction, and he was homeless for two years as a consequence of his addiction. Now a locally recognized recovery leader, Paul serves on the board of the Colorado Providers Association, and he is co-chair of the Peer and Family Specialist Certification Board that credentials peer coaches in the areas of substance use disorder, mental health, and family support.
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Stephanie Landree
Assistant Executive Director
Stephanie Landree became Step’s Director of Vehicle Donations in February of 2018, and she was promoted to Assistant Executive Director in July of 2019. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 12 years, as well as in senior management for large retail operations for more than 25 years. Stephanie has extensive business development and operations experience, previously raising revenue via vehicle donations and gala events for one of Colorado’s largest nonprofits. She utilizes her strong connections to the community and partnerships with other local nonprofits to advance the mission of Step.
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Sean Hoy, CPFS
Director of Programs
Sean Hoy became a resident of Step 13 (now Step Denver) in January of 2016. While in the program, Sean was hired as the Intake Coordinator and was later promoted to a peer coaching role as a Recovery Support Manager (RSM). He became certified as a Colorado Peer and Family Specialist in 2017 and continued serving as an RSM for four years. In July of 2021, Sean took on the role of Director of Programs. He is devoted to working diligently with the Programs Team to ensure that Step upholds its core principles and provides the best services to as many men in need as possible.
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Jacob Merrion, CPFS
Director of Community Outreach
Jacob Merrion is a Step alumnus and brings lived experience as someone in recovery from the disease of addiction. Jacob has been working with Step Denver since March of 2014 in a variety of roles including Admissions Coordinator, Recovery Support Manager, and Sober Home Program Manager. In 2021 Jacob became the Director of Community Outreach and is passionate about growing connections with community partners by building relationships that help more men access the opportunity of recovery. Jacob serves on the board for the Office of Behavioral Health Advisory Council and is part of the Colorado Providers Association certification management program.
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Meghan Shay, CFRE
Director of Fund Development & Marketing
Meghan Shay joined Step in March of 2019. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive with more than 15 years of experience supporting mental health and addiction recovery. Meghan previously served as Chief Mission Advancement Officer for a large behavioral healthcare nonprofit in Florida before joining her local police department and office of the mayor as Public Information Officer. While at the PD, she established an Amnesty with Treatment Partnership for individuals struggling with addiction which has since helped hundreds. In her current role, Meghan remains devoted to ensuring people have access to recovery the moment they are ready. She is grateful for Step’s exceptional donors who believe in our men and selflessly provide the gift of opportunity.
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Vincent Turnbull
Director of Vehicle Donations
Vincent Turnbull is a graduate of Step 13 (now Step Denver) and has served the organization in multiple roles over the course of more than 10 years including Intake Coordinator, Executive Assistant to former Executive Director Bob Coté, and Director of Operations. In July of 2019, Vincent became the Director of Vehicle Donations and has since been committed to growing the vehicle donation program in order to increase its impact on Step’s ability to serve more men.
Jessica Yadon White
Development & Marketing Manager
Mark McCright
Career Counseling Manager
Santiago Ceja, CPFS
Recovery Support Manager
2012 Step Alumnus
Michael Pratte
Recovery Support Manager
2018 Step Alumnus
Eddie Torres
Recovery Support Manager
2014 Step Alumnus
Jason Schooley
Recovery Support Manager
2019 Step Alumnus
Robert Villers
Facility Manager
2017 Step Alumnus
Abraham Hansen
Sober Home Facilities Manager
2016 Step Alumnus
Carter Smith
Admissions Coordinator
2018 Step Alumnus
Matt Babish
Weekday Evening Facility Coordinator
2019 Step Alumnus
Derrik Bunyon
Weekday Overnight Facility Coordinator
2021 Step Alumnus
Ryan Vandiver
Weekday Overnight Facility Coordinator
2020 Step Alumnus
Joe Bonscher
Weekday Overnight Facility Coordinator
2018 Step Alumnus
Mark Ayres
Weekend Overnight Facility Coordinator
2019 Step Alumnus
Steve Millette
Board Chair
Gloo, LLC — Executive Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Division
Matthew Saks
Vice Chair
KARIS COMMUNITY — DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Leo Stegman
Treasurer
Retired Liberty Global PLC — Managing Dir. of Accounting & Reporting
Christopher Vincent
Secretary
Private Investments — Self Employed
Aleah Horstman
Board Member
THE EXECUTIVE GUIDE — PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
Dyanne Isaak
Board Member
Sales Representative
Patrick McNamara
Board Member
Retired - 2012 Step Alumnus
Victoria Partridge
Board Member
Southwest Airlines - Flight Attendant
Jason Pomerantz
Board Member
THE FLYFISHER GROUP — CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Ted Ramsey
Board Member
Attorney — Self Employed
Mark Soane
Board Member
Appian Ventures — Managing Dir./Founding Member
Matthew Tepoorten
Board Member
CHARLES SCHWAB — VICE PRESIDENT — FINANCIAL CONSULTANT