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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
Chief Executive Officer
Paul Scudo was named Chief Executive Officer in September of 2023, with a focus on building partnerships to bring Step’s model into communities across the country. He previously served as Executive Director (2016-2023) and Director of Programs (2015-2016), 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 Advance and the Colorado Providers Association.
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Meghan Shay
Executive Director
Meghan Shay was named Executive Director in September of 2023, previously serving as Director of Fund Development & Marketing (2019-2023). Prior to joining Step, Meghan served in leadership roles with a large behavioral healthcare organization that provided the full continuum of services, as well as a police department where she created an Amnesty with Treatment Program for people struggling with addiction. Meghan’s current role is a continuation of 19 years of dedication – both professionally and through board service – to addiction recovery, mental health, and reentry programming for people exiting prison. She serves on the board of Advance, the Regis Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and the Ballpark RNO Social Services Support Committee. Meghan is grateful for the men of Step who have the strength and courage to recover.
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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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Stephanie Landree
Director of Administration
Stephanie Landree became Step’s Director of Vehicle Donations in February of 2018, served as the Assistant Executive Director for 5 years, and has been the Director of Administration since May of 2024. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 17 years, as well as in senior management for large retail operations for 20 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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Andre Podpolucha
Director of Operations
Andre Podpolucha became a resident at Step Denver in September of 2022. While in the program, Andre was hired as the Overnight Facilities Coordinator, then was swiftly promoted to the Facilities and Program Support Manager. In May of 2024, Andre assumed the role of Director of Operations. Andre has over 10 years of experience in security, facility and operations, and has functioned as a manager and director on a global scale for fortune 500 companies. He is devoted to working with the team to ensure that Step provides a safe, secure and clean environment for the residents, so that they can focus on their recovery.
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Amy Shaw
Director of Fund Development & Marketing
Amy Shaw joined Step in October of 2023. She has an extensive background in business development, and since moving into the nonprofit sector five years ago Amy has raised significant support for both direct service and advocacy organizations in the human services sector. Amy shares an understanding of what the men at Step are going through, as she is also in recovery from the disease of addiction and alcoholism. Amy lends her experience both personally and professionally to advance Step’s mission, and she is grateful to all of those who continue to support in helping men find freedom from addiction.
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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 15 years including Intake Coordinator and Executive Assistant to former Executive Director Bob Coté. Vincent is currently the Director of Vehicle Donations.
Mark McCright
Career Counseling Manager
Mark Ayres
Admissions Coordinator
2019 Step Alumnus
Derrik Bunyon, CPFS
Recovery Support Manager
2020 Step Alumnus
Santiago Ceja, CPFS
Recovery Support Manager
2012 Step Alumnus
Angelo Lucero
Recovery Support Manager
2022 Step Alumnus
Jason Schooley, CPFS
Recovery Support Manager
2019 Step Alumnus
Eddie Torres, CPFS
Recovery Support Manager
2014 Step Alumnus
Abraham Hansen
Sober Home & Program Support Manager
2016 Step Alumnus
James Neault
Weekday Evening Facility Coordinator
2021 STEP Alumnus
Jordan Pierson
Weekday Overnight Facility Coordinator
2022 Step Resident
Frank Miera
Weekday Overnight Facility Coordinator
2023 Step Resident
Kevin McCarthy
Weekday Overnight Facility Coordinator
2023 Step Resident
Chris Behrens
Weekend Daytime Facility Coordinator
2023 Step Resident
Mark Soane
Board Chair
Appian Ventures — Managing Dir./Founding Member
Ted Ramsey
Treasurer
Attorney — Self Employed
Patrick McNamara
Secretary
Retired - 2012 Step Alumnus
Aleah Horstman, PhD
Board Member
HEALTHONE — CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Luke Niforatos
Board Member
Smart Approaches to Marijuana - Executive Vice President
Matthew Tepoorten
Board Member
CHARLES SCHWAB — VICE PRESIDENT — FINANCIAL CONSULTANT
Ryan Sahd
Board Member
First Bank - Executive Vice President