Stacy joined our team in May 2023 as an investigator/advocate with a focus on monitoring facilities where people with disabilities live in order to prevent, detect and address instances of abuse and neglect. As a person living in recovery from both a serious mental illness and a substance use disorder, Stacy considers herself a survivor of “the system” and wants to be a part of anything that helps to stop abuse and heal trauma.
Before joining our team, Stacy gained invaluable experience as a peer support specialist at the Iredell County EMS Community Response Support Team and as a peer counselor with Mental Health America of Northern California. She also received further training and additional certifications by becoming a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), a CA Certified Peer Advocate (Project Return Peer Support Network), and a WRAP Facilitator (Copeland Center).
Stacy moved to the Piedmont Triad in 2017 with her husband and two sons, leaving Northern California behind. Despite living on a 5-acre farm complete with chickens, goats, dogs and cats, Stacy freely admits that she does not have a green thumb and is a much better advocate than farmer.