Program Aide – Recovery Coach,

As well as my normal duties, I’m on the D/C team and work closely with probation and the BH recovery support team. 

Heritage House has so many opportunities for individuals who truly want to change their lives. I know this firsthand. When I first walked into these doors 11 years ago, they led me on my recovery path and still do to this day. 

Working here has allowed me to help so many on their journeys of change. It really is a blessing to be a part of.

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770
CELL: (209) 347-2667

lisa beals

healthcare navigator

Loves football, being by the water and the grandkids.

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770
FAX: (209) 966-7331
CELL: (209) 347-2690


Transportation Aide – Individual Route, Drop-In Center SUPPORT

My role at Heritage House is to support our clients in accessing their Primary and Preventative Healthcare appointments by providing transportation, setting up follow-up appointments, etc. I also help with day-to-day operations at the Drop-In Center.

I have been a stay-at-home mom for most of my adult life raising a Costco sized family is not for the faint of heart, in my time as a mom I have learned so many things, the highs and lows have taught me how to be flexible in this life its taught me compassion and grace but beyond that it has given me a burning desire to succeed and make a positive change wherever I can. I am very excited to take this journey and challenge myself to do something new to grow beyond just my role as a mother.

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770
CELL: (209) 347-0012


SUD Counselor/ Peer Counselor

My role at MHH is to council with individuals seeking recovery. I do relapse prevention groups and counseling I also work in jail-based services in the county jail.

During my time off I spend it hanging out with my daughter and granddaughter.
Today I spend my free time with the most beautiful little granddaughter who loves to horseback ride. We love to hit pumpkin patches in the winter and waterslides in the summer.  

Kathy identifies as an individual in long-term recovery. In August she celebrated 13 years clean and sober. She started her road to recovery as a client and then as a volunteer at MHH. The Alliance and its’ programs have been instrumental to her success and personal recovery. Kathy has enjoyed working with the Alliance as it has allowed her to give back to the community.

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770

Rachel Foster

drug court case manager

My role at MHH is to case manage individuals in Drug Court and to assist them with needed services.
I officially start this position at the beginning of 2024.

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770
CELL: 209-347-5181

Sara Mecredy

Individual Transportation Aide

My role at Heritage House as Individual Transportation Aide is to assist participants with transportation to primary, preventative, and specialty appointments.
When I am not on a transport, I am working within the walls of Heritage House with various tasks.
You can often find me up at the front desk.

I officially started this role December 18th 2023. Before that I was working at Heritage House through Motherlode Job Training’s work experience program for 4 months. 
I absolutely love my work and am blessed to get to work with all the amazing staff within the Alliance. I am currently going to school working on becoming a Substance Use Disorder Counselor with an Associate’s.

I am mom to a truly amazing little boy who is my drive to be the best me I can be each day.
I am 2 years sober and very grateful that I get to work at a recovery drop-in center to be able to give back to this phenomenal community that helped me in my recovery journey. 

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770

Aaron Collette

Recovery Coach Mentor

My Role at MHH is a Recovery Coach Mentor (experience from Los Angeles California).

Following through in my dedication to helping others live self-directed lives & reach their full potential, I recently found my way onto the amazing staff here at Mariposa Heritage House.
As part of the Drug Court Team, I work to remove many of the barriers that people will face while facilitating clients in their journey out of addiction and into more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Through lived experience, positivity and unwavering support I use my knowledge to help others regain their confidence in themselves and obtain the resources necessary in order to build a solid foundation for their new lives.

“Optimism creates Positivity
Positivity creates Power
Power creates Success”

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770

Brandon Stump

Recovery Program Coordinator

My role here at MHH as the Program Coordinator provides direct supervision for our drug court team as well as overseeing everyday drop in recovery activities.

As an individual that has experienced houselessness and has loved ones that have dealt with prior substance use disorders, I’m very excited to work in a field that hits so close to my heart, and to be able to give back to the community that I’ve called home for the past 16 years.

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770


Program Director, Drop-In Recovery Support Center

My role within the Alliance for Community transformations is to provide oversight for the day-to-day operations at Mariposa Heritage House.  Some of my duties include direct supervision of staff and ensuring overall compliance with policies, funding guidelines, program objectives and procedures, facilities management, and ensuring adequate staffing and resources to meet program needs. 

I am also responsible for administrative duties, relationship building, community collaborations, fund development, grants management, data oversight, training, and overall personnel management.  

I hope to be able to continue the amazing work that MHH is doing for the community and look forward to working with everyone to continue providing invaluable services within our community.
I am coming from CDCR and ISUDT, with over 18 years of experience working within the Substance Abuse, Houselessness and Mental Health community setting. I am currently perusing my master’s in psychology with a focus on Addiction and Mental Health.
I consider myself to be a survivor of DV and in long term recovery. I have a large family, 5 children and 6 grandchildren, that I love dearly, and I have a tremendous love of animals. My free time is spent outdoors, with family or enjoying the lake.

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770
FAX: (209) 966-7130

shannon shiells

Volunteer program specialist II,
drop-in recovery support center

My role here at Mariposa Heritage House is to facilitate the court-ordered Batterers Intervention Program and the Child Abuse Intervention Program. I also enroll volunteers who assist MHH, and those who are looking to complete their court-ordered community service.

Last but not least, I oversee the pantry which provides food for weekly food boxes to the community and the hot meals and bagged dinners that we serve to the houseless community. After working in a number of social service positions, I find it so rewarding working with and contributing to the community of Mariposa.

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770

aaron cochran

transportation aide – fixed route,
drop-in recovery support center

My role here at Mariposa Heritage House is to be a Fixed Transportation Route Driver.

While I’ve been here since January 2023,
Before joining Alliance, I worked as a teacher and After School Program Director in Fresno County. As the fixed transportation aide, I’m glad to be able to serve my community by making healthcare and essential services more accessible to those with transportation limitations.

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770

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Program Aide Social Media/IT,
drop-in recovery support center

My main role here at Mariposa Heritage House is to help manage the social media webpages. This includes editing the website you’re currently reading this description on and helping with anything that requires general IT assistance.

I also often help work with general graphics design such as work with flyers, logos, etc.

I’ve always enjoyed working with computers so I’m very happy to be here and help to the best of my abilities!

OFFICE: (209) 966-7770