Meet our team

Updated: Jun 18, 2019

"All of our key staff have been former residents of The 24 which makes them not only qualified to manage our residents, but also more relatable and compassionate towards them." - Marsha Williams


Who inspires you and why?

Our residents because I see them working hard to make a choice to embrace sobriety.

TIM GRIGSBY, Executive Director

If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be?

My grandmother, Marion Akin. I miss her and would like to speak to her one last time and tell her how impactful she was on my life.

AARON SMITH, Program Manager

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

"What's spiritual is hard to explain, but easy to believe."

JOSEPH SAPIENZA, Program Manager

Name something you consider yourself to be very good at.

I feel that I am fairly good at empathizing. I have been at the top of my game, the bottom of my game & pretty much all the places in between. So I can take in and emotionally understand what others are going through.

STEPHANIE SAHAIDA, Women's Coordinator

What is the coolest part of your job?

To witness the type of intensive work with another alcoholic the Big Book talks about... I literally get to watch people recover and see the magic of this program every single day.


What is your favorite inspirational quote?

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

BLAKE SILVA, Facilities Manager

Who inspires you and why?

I aspire to be like my Dad who always showed me unconditional love. I try to pass that same love onto my kids.