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Step Denver

Men enter Step in a state of desperation, having experienced destruction in every part of their lives due to addiction. Through a residential program built on sobriety, work, accountability, and community, they are able to recover. Every $1 you donate today will be turned into $7 of impact.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
17
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
8
Retention Rate:
80%

Paul Scudo, Executive Director
Start Date: 2016

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 Denver, Paul worked at the University of Colorado's CeDAR Addiction Treatment Facility. Paul is in recovery from the disease of addiction and was homeless for two years as a consequence of his addiction. Now a locally recognized recovery leader, he serves on the Board of the Colorado Providers Association and 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.

Stephanie Landree, Assistant Executive Director
Start Date: 2018

Stephanie Landree became Step Denver's Director of Vehicle Donations in February of 2018 and was promoted to Assistant Executive Director in July of 2019. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 12 years, and 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 Denver.

Meghan Shay, Director of Fund Development & Marketing
Start Date: 2019

Meghan Shay joined Step in March of 2019 as the Director of Fund Development and Marketing. 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, Meghan established an Amnesty with Treatment Partnership for individuals struggling with addiction. The program has since helped more than 250 people and has been emulated in multiple cities and counties across the U.S.

Vincent Turnbull, Director of Vehicle Donations
Start Date: 2008

Vincent Turnbull is a graduate of Step 13 (now Step Denver) and has served the organization in multiple roles over the course of ten years including Intake Coordinator, Executive Assistant to Bob Cote, and Director of Operations. Vincent became the Director of Vehicle Donations in July of 2019.

Patrick McNamara, Director of Programs
Start Date: 2013

Patrick McNamara became a resident of Step 13 (now Step Denver) in April of 2012. He was hired as the Evening Facility Coordinator in October of 2013 and was promoted to the position of Recovery Support Manager in 2015. He earned his certification as a Colorado Peer and Family Specialist in 2017 and assumed the role of Director of Programs in January of 2018. Patrick serves on the Colorado Providers Association Peer and Family Specialist Certification Board that credentials peer coaches in the areas of Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health and Family Support.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
4
Term Length:
3 years
Term Limit:
3
Total # of Board Members:
12
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
1
Male:
11
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
0
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

5

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

5%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Board Development
Board Development / Board Orientation
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Finance & Administration
Governance
Investment
Program / Program Planning
Program Services
Strategic Planning

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