Sheilah Powell is a dynamic, optimistic and high-energy professional with 15+ years of experience in the journalism, finance and customer service. She is a results-oriented team player; and a forward-thinking professional with demonstrated strengths in leadership, mentoring, coaching and training. Sheilah’s personal strengths include an excellent work ethic, persistence, a keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Sheilah graduated from Rutgers University in 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, and is currently researching master’s level programs to attend for Addiction Studies & Public Health. Sheilah identifies as a person in recovery from alcohol and prescription medication misuse. After battling addiction, depression and anxiety for decades, she entered a treatment program in New Jersey in December 2015 after receiving her second DUI. She has not looked back since, and currently maintains abstinence-based recovery in a 12-step fellowship.
Sheilah speaks regularly throughout the state on recovery-based topics and is frequently asked to share her experience at local detoxes, rehabilitation centers and jails. She is passionate and committed to removing the stigma of the disease of addiction, and put a real face on recovery. In In her free time, Sheilah enjoys spending time with her three children, cooking, reading at the beach and doing yoga. An Ammon Foundation scholarship recipient herself, she proudly joins the Ammon Foundation in a staff position, as a true example of how education can transform an individual in recovery.