Chief Executive Officer, Shawna Morris, MPA, FACHE
Ms. Morris has 26 years of experience in healthcare and behavioral health organizations. Prior to joining Phoenix House, she was Vice-President for Mental Health Services at Burrell Behavioral Health in Missouri, where she expanded wraparound services for adults, enhanced addiction treatment services, and was instrumental in the expansion of eating disorder services and collaborations with primary care providers. From 1997-2014, she held a variety of positions at the Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, ranging from the Director of Marketing and Business Development to Chief Operating Officer. In her role as COO, Ms. Morris was accountable for creating and executing the Clinic's strategic plan and building successful internal and external business relationships. She earlier served in high-level management positions at ValueMark Healthcare Systems, Inc. and Human Affairs International, Inc.
A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2013, she graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master of Public Administration in 2002 and received a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Psychology from Grace College.
Brian Cropp joined Phoenix House in October 2016 as the Regional Director of Human Resources.In January 2018, he was promoted to the Vice President of Human Resources.He currently oversees all aspects of Human Resources for Phoenix Houses of California and Phoenix Houses of Texas.
Mr. Cropp has worked in Human Resources for over 15 years.He has held an executive level role for over 7 years.Mr. Cropp has worked in the nonprofit sector for 12 years providing Human Resources leadership in organizations that serve children and families. He is currently in his MBA program and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and several Human Resource certifications including PHR, PHRca & SHRM-CP.
Mr. Cropp is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA).
Cory Brosch, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been at Phoenix House since 2014 initially serving as the Program Director for Wraparound Services in Orange County. In June 2016, he was promoted to Senior Director of Quality Resources and Patient Care for the entire organization in California and in October 2018 he became the Vice President of Clinical Services overseeing all Phoenix House programs in California.
Mr. Brosch has over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field and with community based non-profit organizations. He began his career in Human Resources and eventually became an HR Manager at a local non-profit in Orange County. Once obtaining his Master's in Counseling, he worked as a therapist for Laura's House, an agency dedicated to the treatment and protection of domestic violence victims. Mr. Brosch then went to work for Canal Elementary, a school focused on working with youth diagnosed with emotional and developmental disorders. Since 2011, he has worked as an LMFT in his private practice, specializing in anxiety and depressive disorders.
Mr. Brosch has extensive training in evidence based practices and currently utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Feedback Informed Therapy. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists and the International Center for Clinical Excellence.
Nely Meza-Andrade, LMFT, Senior Program Director at Phoenix Academy at Lake View Terrace has joined Phoenix House as Director of Mental Health in July 2017 and was promoted to her current role in October 2018. She oversees all residential, outpatient and wraparound services at the Academy and earlier was responsible for mental health, family services, and outpatient programs. She also manages her private practice as psychotherapist. Prior to joining Phoenix House, Ms. Meza Andrade worked as Director of Programs and Quality Assurance for SPIRITT Family Services in San Gabriel Valley for almost eight years, LMFT therapist at Eisner Health for two years, and for other behavioral health organizations.
She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, holds a MBA degree from Mount Saint Mary's University (2012), Master's of Science in Counseling (MFT) from San Francisco State University (2008), and Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from California State University-Los Angeles. She is fully bilingual in Spanish and trained in many evidence-based approaches.
Giovanna Sanguinetti joined Phoenix House in 2015 as a Prevention Coordinator for the Behavioral Health Intervention and Support Services program. In 2016, she was promoted to Program Director and since then has been working endlessly with her team to impact school-aged youth throughout Orange County. She is passionate about increasing the notion of Behavioral Health Prevention in all communities. Prior to joining Phoenix House, Giovanna was a high school administrator serving at risk youth in Orlando, Florida. Giovanna holds an Interdisciplinary degree focusing on Health Science and Behavioral Health from the University of Central Florida and a Master's in Medical Anthropology from Creighton University.
Michael Joseph has worked for Phoenix House for 14 years and since 2015 has served as Senior Director of Corrections and Rehabilitation Programs, overseeing all in-custody programs for adults and adolescents in California. His experience consists of supervising program directors and overseeing treatment of inmates within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; providing counseling for male and female inmates with co-occurring disorders; and working with trans-gendered individuals who struggle with substance abuse.
Mr. Joseph concurrently manages the Mental Health Services at the Crossroads Facility for Adolescents in Bakersfield, Kern County. He has counseled minors within a Juvenile Detention Center who have been exposed to substance abuse through gang activity and criminality. His counseling skills and application of Motivational Interviewing permits him to build positive therapeutic alliances with clients in guiding them towards abstinence and mental stability. Mr. Joseph's professional experience includes over 20 years working in the field of human services, assisting people in overcoming challenges associated with the misuse of prescription drugs, illegal substances, and mental health issues. He possesses a Master's Degree in Occupational Management and Leadership, and received his state certification as a substance abuse counselor through the California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals.