From the Owner to our Board of Directors, office staff, Managers, and Behavior Health Coaches, you will find that Hopewell House employs individuals who have the skills, training, and compassion to create a supportive environment for all residents in our community. Learn more about our leadership team and coaches.
Over the past 10 years, Jim Tedone has held a variety of roles within the mental health field, from working as a direct care provider, to overseeing larger for-profit and non-profit facilities. Jim’s passion and dedication to individuals suffering from severe mental illness and their families led him to obtain a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a social work license (LSW) within the State of Virginia.
Jim has extensive knowledge in program development and implementation that positively benefits persons diagnosed with mental health disorders.
Jim joined Hopewell in August 2018 to help execute Hopewell's vision for the future. As Executive Director, Jim strives to implement mental health best practices to ensure all residents within Hopewell House receive the best treatment possible while upholding resident dignity and well-being.
Morgan’s passion of helping individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses began while working with Hopewell House in 2013. During this time as a behavioral health coach, Morgan assisted residents with achieving their goals by increasing social activities, finding volunteer opportunities, and helping individuals work towards independence. While employed at Hopewell, Morgan completed and received her graduate degree in Forensic and Legal Psychology. Upon graduation, Morgan went to work as a case manager in Washington, DC, working specifically with individuals suffering from mental illness with legal issues. Morgan assisted individuals with becoming more independent and reducing their involvement with the legal system. During this time, her passion for working with individuals with severe mental illness continued to grow.
After spending 1.5 years as a case manager, Morgan became a Team Leader and supervised a group of persons providing intensive case management to individuals with severe mental illnesses. She trained staff and assisted with expanding their clinical skills.
Morgan’s previous experience and history with Hopewell provided an excellent foundation for Morgan to return to Hopewell House as the Program Director in 2018. She is excited to return and continue to help guide and support residents with achieving their individualized goals.
Mylea works closely with families as they pursue admission of a loved one to Hopewell House. In addition to providing information and education about Hopewell's various programs, Mylea liaises with providers and advocates, achieving a fluid transition for new residents into the Hopewell community.
Since 2015, Mylea has held the positions of Lead Behavioral Health Coach and Program Manager respectively. In 2018, Mylea assumed the role of Admissions Coordinator and prides herself on helping families navigate the admission process with compassion and understanding. Mylea’s interest in social services was sparked as an art student at Temple University where she witnessed firsthand the disparity of human experience. After her first semester, she changed her major from Fine Art to Social Work with a concentration in Psychology and graduated with honors 4 years later. Her studies at Temple University prepared her for her first position in the field as House Manager of Safe Harbor shelter, which simultaneously began her professional journey in residential programs. Mylea has worked with at-risk youth in various foster care group homes and behavioral school programs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as programs for adults struggling with substance abuse and serious mental illnesses.
Staff members who work directly with the residents are referred to as Behavioral Health Coaches and are on premise 24/7. Hopewell House’s distinction of utilizing a “coaching” approach sets Hopewell House apart from other residential providers. The presence of our Coaches is not to be intrusive in an individual’s life, but to assist, support, and monitor each person’s activities and progress with encouragement and gentle direction when needed.
Assuring a safe environment both at home and in the community is one of a Hopewell House Coach’s primary responsibilities. Hopewell House’s in-depth training ensures every staff member is trained and certified in medication administration. We take great pride in selecting staff that have higher levels of education (graduate or post graduate education in a relevant field) along with experience working directly with those needing services, residential or otherwise.