Meet the Team

Tim Grover

Megan’s House Foundation President

Tim Grover is the father of four daughters; Megan, to whom Megan’s House is dedicated, Caitlin, Shannon and Madison.

He is the Founder and Executive Vice President of Madison Security Group, Inc. He is also the managing partner of KARD Protection Services, Madison Flagging & Traffic Control and JTL Realty.

Tim studied business and finance at Northeastern University, University of Lowell and Southern New Hampshire College. Tim originally sought to build Megan’s House in order to ensure that his daughter would always have a place to go while battling addiction.

After her death in 2014, Grover continued with his plans in order to celebrate his daughter’s life by fostering recovery for other young women.

Through the Megan House Foundation, Tim plans to establish additional residential treatment homes while facilitating private-public partnerships in order to provide opportunities for people in recovery.

 

Jeff Saba

Megan’s House Foundation Vice President

Jeff is the father and dad to three beautiful daughters Amanda, Lindsey, and Kaitlyn.

Jeff is the Director of Human Resources for Madison Security Group, Inc. and the owner of Saba’s Landscaping & More. Previously he was a substance abuse counselor and a materials manager.

He was raised in Lowell, MA

Why Jeff supports Megan’s House:

“I am passionate about helping people help themselves. When Tim Grover asked me to be a part of this Foundation and told me of his vision for success I was enthralled and asked when do we start. I believe that with a full continuum of care we can start to make a real difference in this fight against substance abuse / addiction. Also I believe we can start many conversations to help lift the stigma that the recovering person and their families must confront.”

Kathleen McDonald

Megan’s House Foundation Executive Director

Newly appointed as Executive Director in fall, 2017, Kathleen McDonald has over fifteen years’ experience in the nonprofit field, serving the arts, education, and social services.

As part of the advancement team that launched Salem State University’s first comprehensive campaign, she helped to raise over $11 million in the first phase toward $25 million, creating major gift proposals for support. She has since secured multi-million dollar federal and state contracts, as well as private foundation and individual gifts of 5 and 6 figures for organizations such as Stoneham Theatre (now known as Greater Boston Stage Company), and as Director of Development and Communications at Lynn Economic Opportunity (LEO), an anti-poverty community action agency in Lynn, MA.

In her position at LEO, McDonald was part of the executive leadership team and developed long range strategies for sustainability and growth with the CEO and CFO, developing and strengthening staff resources, professional development and increasing staff retention for the benefit of clients, and establishing strategies for major capital renovations to improve services.

Kathleen earned a Master’s Degree from Simmons College, a Bachelor’s from Salem State University. She lives in Salem with her husband Bill and their rescued beagle, Stanley. She is a stepmother to Will and Henry.

Why Kathleen Supports Megan’s House:

“My family is one of the thousands to feel the shock, fear and grief related to the opioid epidemic. I’m grateful to have a professional role to inspire others to share and invest in a cause that has touched my family personally along with so many others. I see hope and possibility at The Megan House Foundation, and I want others to know that recovery is possible.”

Teddy Panos

Director of Development & Communications

Teddy Panos is a Morning Talk Show host for Lowell, MA radio station 980 WCAP-AM. He’s been with the station since November 2007, focusing his program on local news, politics, sports and entertainment.

Previously, Teddy was a Sports Reporter and Anchor for WNDS-TV Channel 50 in Derry, NH, covering everything from Patriots Super Bowl victories and the Red Sox first World Series win in 86-years, to the legendary Ward-Gatti boxing matches and high school sports. He won the 2003 and 2005 “Golden Mike Award” for Best Sports Feature, presented by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters and was also awarded the 2009 Peter Gammons Award by the Lowell Spinners.

Teddy began his broadcasting career as a Sports Producer at WDH-TV Channel 7 in Boston and also wrote for the Lowell Sun. When not working at the radio station, Teddy helps run his family restaurant in Lowell. He is a graduate of Dracut High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College.

Why Teddy Supports Megan’s House:
“The opioid epidemic is the most important issue facing our communities today and anything than can be done to alleviate the problem or save even a single life is worth the effort.”

Mary Beth Murphy

Megan’s House Program Director

Over and eighteen year career in the field, MaryBeth has worked in clinical settings supporting and guiding individuals who present with various inner challenges. Her passion and mission is to promote independence while addressing and processing underlying sensitive issues such as trauma, life changes, and stressors.

She is a graduate of St. Columbkille’s High School and earned Master’s Degrees from both UMASS Lowell and Cambridge College, where her studies concentrated in human services and counseling. MaryBeth recently received her LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) and is also an Adjunct Professor at Middlesex Community College teaching in the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor curriculum.

MaryBeth was born and raised in Boston and now lives in Haverhill, MA with her many pets. In her “spare” time, MaryBeth loves to relax at the beach and watch the Patriots.

 

Why Mary Beth supports Megan’s House:

It is my life’s dream to work with young ladies to promote independence and wellness; therefore it is an honor to work at Megan’s House and be part of such amazing achievements.

 

 

Kim Spencer

Clinical Director

As much as Kim enjoyed being a stay at home mother to my three sons, she had a calling to help others in need.

She began her career sixteen years ago working with homeless families. During that time, it became abundantly clear there was a tremendous need for treatment for women who suffer from addiction, which led to a decision in 2009 to pursue a career in the  substance abuse treatment field and help women recover.

Kim received her Masters of Ed. from Cambridge College in 2010, and became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in 2013.  At that time, she made the transition from family work to individual therapy.  Although benefiting tremendously for her work in an outpatient setting, Kim’s passion lies with residential treatment.

Kylee Farnkoff

Director of Erin’s House

A former Success Coach at Megan’s House, Kylee is now the House Director of Erin’s Success Home.  She loves her job and could not be happier to work with such incredible young women as they continue their journey through recovery.

It took Kylee a while to embark on this career path. After years of working in various jobs, Kylee decided to attend Middlesex Community College to better her life.  In 2008, she graduated with an Associate’s Degree and full scholarship to the state school of her choosing.  Kylee chose UMASS Boston where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Earth and Ocean Sciences.

After some personal hardships, Kylee became passionate about something different; addiction and recovery.  In 2012 while working at a residential treatment program for young women she enrolled in Middlesex Community College’s Drug and Alcohol Counseling Program.  From this point forward she knew what she wanted to do with her life.  In 2014, Kylee completed school and a year later became a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC II).

Since then, she has realized her passion by working with individuals who suffer from substance abuse disorders by offering hope and helping break the stigma of addiction.