Sheilah is a dynamic, optimistic and high-energy professional. Her work is always mission-focused and she prides herself in increasing the Foundation’s effectiveness and efficiency. She has played a key role in developing and implementing the Foundation’s marketing, finance and human resource systems. Sheilah learned about the Ammon Foundation via the Scholarship Program. As a recipient, Sheilah was invited to share her story publicly at an event in October 2017. Obsessed with learning more and more about the Foundation, she followed the Foundation on social media where she learned they were hiring an Administrative Assistant. Sheilah applied for the position and joined the Foundation as staff in January 2018. She quickly moved to an Administrative Coordinator role, and in January 2019 was promoted to Operations Manager.
Sheilah graduated from Rutgers University in 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, and is currently researching master’s level programs. Sheilah identifies as a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and prescription medication misuse. Sheilah battled addiction, depression and anxiety for decades and entered a treatment program in New Jersey on 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 tri-state area 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. Outside of work, Sheilah enjoys spending time with her children, cooking, reading at the beach and doing yoga.