It's important to know who has a hand in offering you services. Here's a look at our employees and board members!
meet our employees
Tia Hughes is a person in long term recovery. She is one of the Founders of Bridge to Shore Recovery and serves as the Executive Director. She also works for Carter County Drug Prevention to educate youth on the dangers associated with substance use. In her free time she enjoys watching her beautiful teenage daughter's compassion for dance grow and spending time with her fiance and their dog "Tippy".
Stephanie Myers is a person in long-term recovery and currently works for the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition on the Overdose Response Team. She serves as the Program Director and board member of Bridge to Shore Recovery. Her lived experience with addiction and recovery has fueled her passion to help others in their journey to recovery. She is Certified as a Peer Recovery Specialist, Peer Recovery Coach, Yoga Instructer, and is currently working toward a Bachelor's Degree in social work. She is honored to be a part of an organization that is not only filling a major need in the community but one that will have a tremendous impact on the women's lives that it serves.
My name is Scott Hipsher. I am a person in long term recovery. I live in Johnson City with my finance and our spirited son. I am a community health navigator with Strong ACC through Ballad Health. I am a helper by nature and get the most out of life when I am being useful. I have a strong desire for people in recovery to find a new way to live and overcome their addiction. I am excited to use my passion, skills, and abilities to further the mission of Bridge to Shore Recovery and to serve those in the program.
meet our board of directors
My name is Megan! I am a person in long term recovery from addiction and work as a nurse in a primary care setting. I am passionate about housing as a basic human right as well as contributing to the support of women in the recovery community. Bridge to Shore's mission of creating a safe and loving space for women to grow into themselves is inspiring to me, and I am humbled to have been asked to be a part of this board.
Board Vice President
On track for LADAC II
Certified Family Support Specialist
Executive Director, Recovery Resources TN
As a result of my lived experience with recovery from substance use disorder and my work in the recovery field, I bring the value of connection and love to the board of directors. My heart’s desire is to see all people have an opportunity to recover from SUD.
My name is Tracey Stacy and I have been in recovery since 2013. I am currently in graduate school, work as a case manager and substance abuse counselor, and am married with two children. All blessings that I give God all the glory for!
Women’s housing is very special to my heart because I see the struggle that so many women go through when being released from incarceration or discharged from treatment with no where to go. Being able to provide safe and sober housing to women in this area to foster and encourage healing, continued abstinence, and freedom is so needed for our community—and I am thankful to be a small part of the Bridge to Shore organization to help works towards and accomplish just that.
My name is Cayce Fergusen. I am a person in long-term recovery. As a person with lived experience, I
have a passion for women’s recovery, especially family reunification.
Through my own healing in recovery, I was able to regain custody of my two daughters, rebuild our
relationship and become the mother I wish I could have always been.
I was able to go from being unemployable or working low-paying jobs to now being a professional in an office environment thriving in the recovery field as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.
My recovery has gifted me with a healthy self-confidence which allows me to demonstrate how I
achieved this with my fellow women in recovery, clients and daughters. I am honored to be on this
board as a person who was a resident of sober living in early recovery and to be given the opportunity to ensure programs like this continue to help save lives.
US Army combat veteran (operation Iraqi freedom) in recovery from addiction and mental health (suicide) since Oct. 2018. I am currently attending ETSU working towards a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Social Work, in hopes to use my experience, strength and hope in and throughout the justice system. To be given the chance to give back and offer hope to the women and men in this area is such a great honor. I wouldn't be alive today if it wasn't for resources like this. I'm overjoyed to be apart of the Bridge to Shore Board.
Born and raised in the heart of the Bluegrass State, Jeff grew up playing sports, fishing, riding dirt bikes, and becoming an obsessed fan of the University of Kentucky. Jeff left home at age 17 to begin college in the field of law enforcement, and over half way through, had a spiritual experience, and transferred to a Bible College to begin ministry training and education. After obtaining a degree in Preaching and Ministry, he got married and started a family with four children, and continued in ministry for 26 years. After his wife was diagnosed with cancer and passed away after 21 years of marriage, Jeff continued to battle a hidden struggle with alcoholism. He remarried and gained three bonus children. Shortly after, it was clear that he needed to step away from the pulpit and seek recovery from addiction. Jeff has enjoyed his sobriety since 2016, and now coordinates the Intervention Programs for the Sullivan County Anti Drug Coalition. His hobbies today include doting on his five grandchildren, golfing when he has the chance, cooking for friends and family, working out at the gym, and enjoying a good cigar.