Burrice Stevenson or "Big Mike" as he is called, due to his unusual height of 6'8, was born in Annapolis, MD on October 16, 1977. His journey in recovery started in April of 2016, after 22 years of active addiction. He came to a point where he wanted to live a new way of life, so he made the decision to ask for help, and get into treatment. Two years later, and many struggles later, he is drug-free. Currently, he is working with ex-offenders in the same long-term facility where he was afforded an opportunity to attend treatment. He continues to attend meetings, work with a sponsor, attends his home group, and participates in both service work and volunteer work. Big Mike is also the proud graduate of the Circuit Court Drug Court Program in May 2017 and serving as the Head of Resource Development for Harcum180.org.
Brianna Deshaies came to Maryland in 2005 looking for a fresh start. Upon arrival, she was provided free drug treatment and was eventually afforded the opportunity to attend college. Brianna obtained her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Ultimately, Brianna found her home when she gained employment as a Case Manager for the Circuit Court Drug Court Program in Anne Arundel County. As an ex-offender, and a person in long-term recovery, she understands how important it is to challenge irrational beliefs about criminal justice, law enforcement, and other responding agencies. Brianna started Harcum180 as a way to give back to a community that offered her so much.
Law Enforcement and First Resonder Liaison/Director
Matthew Bealle is a Deputy Sheriff for Anne Arundel County. He is currently assigned to the Warrant Apprehension Team. As a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, and a father, he was looking for other ways to reach out to the community. His career as a Deputy gives him the opportunity to bridge the gap between the public and Law Enforcement. Harcum 180 will give him a chance to go a step further, and aid with those in need of recovery. He is hoping the community can stand together and provide some relief. He believes that people seeking help should not be afraid to reach out to Law Enforcement Officers and is committed to working work towards a positive solution.
Jennifer Staton or "Jenny" was born and raised in MD. She is a graduate of Towson University, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2005. Jenny was first introduced to drug and alcohol treatment in July of 2006 through a family program that Father Martin Ashley provided to its patients to help educate family members on the disease of addiction. Jenny is currently involved with a 12-step program and active in living a sober life. Jenny has had numerous service work positions at her home group, as well as with Hospitals and Institutions. These facilities include Jennifer Road Detention Center and Jessup Correctional Institution. As a medical professional, a member of the recovery community, and as an Anne Arundel County resident, Jenny would like to assist Harcum180 in their efforts to advance recovery.