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.
Karli Secor, one of the founding members of Voices of Hope, is the President of the Board. She has been a firefighter and EMT in Cecil County for 25 years. Karli is a person in long term recovery since 2005. “People in my home community are suffering and I want to help show them a new life. We do recover!”
Salena Garber, Vice President has 14 years of experience in outdoor education and a B.S. in Environmental Studies. Her career started as an Educator at NorthBay Education where she is now an Education Manager. She loves working with people, especially kids and welcomes logistical challenges. She is married with two children and lives in North East Md. Salena enjoys anything outdoors to running, biking, camping, birding, sailing, and gardening. She is passionate about serving her community through her involvement with Voices of Hope and strives to help those struggling with the disease of addiction.
Corren Johnson, Secretary is an Administrative Assistant at Voices of Hope. She is responsible for recording the minutes and keeping track of all adjustments.
James Sellers 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.
Robert Gauss – voted Cecil County’s Volunteer of the Year for 2021, Bob is a veteran and person in long term recovery. He is invested in providing services that fill gaps in the current continuum of care in our community.
Jenny Hasted – 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.
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.