BOARD OF DIRECTORS
I have been a strong supporter of the men and women who have served our country and protected our freedom, including my father, who served in the Marine Corps in Korea, and many other family members, I am honored to be a part of the Team Fidelis board.”Schieffer is an executive in the healthcare industry, currently serving as Principal with Ume Software. He previously held leadership positions at Clinical Path Consulting, Cerner Corporation, Deloitte Consulting, and Andersen Consulting.
I’m a life-long resident of the Kansas City metro area. Born in Kansas City, KS I studied Broadcast Communications at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and proceeded to work in the fast, changing environment of radio and television. My career began in 1993 at a small building with two radio stations. I sharpened my news, traffic, sports, play-by-play producing, production and writing skills in the first ten years of my career. In 2002 I went from radio to Fox 4 flying in an office 1500 hundred feet in the air aboard SKYFOX. In 2008, I moved to the anchor desk with Fox 4 News at 9 and at Noon. I’m an advocate for mental health first aid, suicide prevention and spreading awareness that there is help, hope and camaraderie. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my wife and son, playing golf and volunteering in the community. In 2016, I was proud to accept a position on the board of Team Fidelis.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the provision of counseling services and, many more years of life experience, I have a great deal of information about how to do it wrong and how to do it right. It has been my great pleasure to work with thousands of veterans who have helped me to understand how to live life more fully. To them I owe a debt of gratitude.
Stephanie has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a Licensed Master Social Worker. Stephanie has dedicated her almost 20 years in social work to improving access to care and treatment for underserved and vulnerable populations.
Stephanie is currently the CEO at reStart, Inc. reStart is a non-profit agency that serves youth, families, single adults and veterans in Kansas City who are experiencing homelessness. reStart provides a continuum of housing services and wrap around support services to assist in exiting homelessness and obtaining permanent housing.
Stephanie served as the Director at ReDiscover-Kansas City Assessment and Triage Center (KC-ATC) for almost three years. Stephanie worked with a group of community stakeholders to open the KC-ATC in order to serve adults who were struggling with behavioral health issues. Stephanie and her team at KC-ATC helped get people connected to services and start their recovery process.
Prior to her work at KC-ATC, Stephanie worked at the Kansas City Municipal Court for 10 years enhancing the specialty treatment courts-drug court, veterans court and mental health court; the domestic violence docket, and probation department. Throughout this work the goal was to ensure that those who needed access to treatment or services within the criminal justice system were able to be diverted as needed.
I served 10 years as a Combat Engineer in the United States Marines; deploying to Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm as part of a Minefield Breach Team. I have served and led other veteran organizations since leaving the Marines. I am a Nationally Certified Instructor in Mental Health First Aid and QPR(Question, Persuade, Refer), and ASIST(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) certified. I am a member of the Kansas City VA’s Mental Health Council, PGA HOPE Ambassador and serve as a Veteran Ambassador for the Kansas City Area Development Council. I currently reside in the Greater Kansas City Area with my wife and three children.