Board of Directors
Voices of Hope Board of Directors are individuals in recovery, family members and allies who support recovery initiatives in Maryland. They are passionate about advocating for the health and wellness of families who have faced substance use. They make sure Voices of Hope programs follow our mission and that we remain financially sound.
Jenny Hasted, President – Jenny has made Cecil County her home for half her life and intends to stay for the rest of her days. She is also a person in long term sobriety. Along with her husband, two young daughters and two dogs, Jenny enjoys life on the Chesapeake, visiting the beach, boating, crabbing, fishing and hiking, as well as exploring small towns and cities. She felt a strong pull to be more involved in the local community and after meeting VOH in 2018, she discovered where she could channel that desire. With VOH’s support, she founded Cecil County Recovery Sangha. Jenny is passionate about reducing the stigma around addiction, streamlining access to recovery support, and using meditation as a tool for wellbeing. She’s also a frequent guest on the Recovery (Sort of) podcast.
James Sellers, Treasurer – Jimmy is an advocate for many causes in our community that are important to him and his family. His expertise with financials helps Voices of Hope to stay transparent and accountable.
Corren Johnson, Secretary is the Financial Assistant at Voices of Hope. She is responsible for recording the minutes and keeping track of all adjustments. She is a lifelong resident of Cecil County and a proud Mom of two boys. Corren has passion to help those in her community struggling with addiction and the stigma that comes along with it.
Mark Butler is a lifelong resident of Cecil County and has worked for W.L. Gore & Associates for over 25 years. As a leader for the last 15 years in the Skilled Trades and Facilities, he continues to be and advocate for the future and potential of these careers. As a person in recovery, he is very passionate about changing the stigma surrounding those either struggling or flourishing in the process. He is a proud father of two boys and currently lives in Elkton. Fitness and the outdoors are a huge part of his life. He spends as much of his free time as possible training CrossFit, or else hiking, hunting, kayaking and fishing in the woods, rivers, bays and ocean.
Lorri Irrgang – The majority of Lorri’s career included teaching Elementary and Special Education. Due to a car accident in 2013, she was left with multiple health issues that do not allow her to keep up with the rigor of teaching. In addition to teaching, Lorri spent the past 12 years learning about substance use, supporting family and friends along their journey, and volunteering her time helping those in recovery. She became a Peer Recovery Support Coach and was working towards becoming a Specialist before her accident. She now spends her time volunteering and fulfilling her passion supporting families whose loved ones are in recovery, who want to get well, or who are still lost to the disease of substance use. She keeps the focus on families in the Board’s discussions of strategy and mission.
Shauna McGough has a Masters Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Social Worker for the state of Maryland. Specializing in addiction and trauma, trained in EMDR. Currently working as a Medical Social Worker for Amedisys Hospice. Professional history working as an Outpatient Mental Health Psychotherapist and Inpatient Addiction Specialist with both primary and relapse patients and family system. Shauna is a proud wife, mother and person in long term recovery whom lives and serves others in Cecil County and surrounding areas.
Julie (Younce) Lyness has a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing and has been employed by W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. for nearly 25 years. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother who believes passionately that the stigma and generational cycle of addiction must be broken in order to heal our families and communities. Her own family has been affected by addiction on many levels and various members are in different stages of addiction and recovery. Julie’s true loves are ultra-distance trail running, dogs, reading, time in the mountains, and gardening. She also enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, and crocheting.
Wendy Beck lives in Harford County and is the Founder and Executive Director of Rage Against Addiction, located in Harford County, Maryland. The organization was founded based on the understanding that no family is immune to addiction and that it can affect the whole family as well. She devotes her time and energy by promoting addiction education to the families. She also works closely with other addiction advocacy groups to combine strengths in advancing awareness for drug addiction and helping erase the stigma surrounding it. Wendy is the author of Christmas Angel, a children’s book about grief after the loss of a loved one. This story was lovingly written in memory of her own daughter Kelsea who lost her battle with addiction. Wendy was celebrated at the 2016 Harford County’s Most Beautiful People Awards, she received a Shining Light Award and was also a nominee for the county’s Most Beautiful People Award.
Jose Rosado is peer in long-term recovery, and a Maryland transplant by way of Philadelphia, who after 10+ years working as a professional portrait photographer and marketing professional , switched careers once he realized a passion for mental health and recovery. Formerly a SOR Peer Programs Administrator Jose now is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and runs his own private practice, Grey Matter Counseling & Consulting. Jose has experience in facilitating clinical services in both community services/nonprofit settings as well as private practice, along with working with families of incarcerated individuals and those reentering their community after incarceration. Another personal endeavor near to him, Creatives Against Depression), is an initiative helping raise awareness for mental health among people in the creative arts and starting a larger conversation to let people struggling know they are not alone.
Jamie Gott brings a lifetime of Harford County residency and a deep commitment to family values. As a dedicated husband and proud father of two daughters, he understands the profound importance of building strong foundations. With firsthand experience of the impact of substance abuse, Jamie’s passion lies in assisting others access recovery resources when in need. His drive to make a positive change is reflected in his advocacy for substance abuse recovery. Beyond his advocacy work, Jamie finds solace on the golf course, mastering both the game and life’s challenges.