Meet the Team
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.
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.”
Deb Belanger became Executive Director of the Megan House Foundation on January 2, 2017, after a life-long career in the hospitality industry, focusing on sales, marketing, and community development.
Deb served as Executive Director of the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) beginning in 2000, and made that organization a model in the industry, encouraging tourism as an economic development tool for 20 communities in Northeastern Massachusetts. During her 17-year tenure, the CVB supported and promoted a variety of local and regional events, including the nationally recognized Lowell Folk Festival and Patriots’ Day celebrations in Lexington and Concord. Under Deb’s leadership, the CVB brought national and international events to the region, such as the Fed Cup tennis tournament with Venus and Serena Williams, and the Men’s World Curling Championship. She also led the CVB in providing support for movie productions in the Greater Merrimack Valley, including “The Invention of Lying” starring Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe and Ricky Gervais and the blockbuster hit “The Fighter” featuring Mark Walhberg, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.
Deb’s prior experience also includes the travel side of tourism, having worked at Uniglobe Travel (now Atlas Travel International) for seven years as Director of Sales and Marketing. Her corporate experience in the hospitality industry includes 11 years at Wang Laboratories, where she planned and produced corporate conferences, meetings, and incentive programs.
Always active in the community, Deb brings her knowledge and enthusiasm to a number of non-profit organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, gardening and photography.
Why Deb Supports Megan’s House:
I have seen first hand the results of addicts and drug use on families. If we can guide these young women to a drug free life we not only save them but hopefully eliminate the heartache and emotional distress of their families. I have also seen the results when good programs help addicts live productive, sober and drug free lives.
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 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: