Founder + Secretary
Cheryl Crabtree (Mom of TJ)
Cheryl has been a Board member of T.J.’s Place of Hope since it was started in
2006. Cheryl has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from West Virginia
State College and a Master of Science Degree from Marshall University in
Industrial and Occupational Safety Management.
Cheryl worked approximately 20 years in industrial safety but after losing her son
in 2005, she switched her career and started her own business. She started
Petway In-Home Pet Care where she currently still works and feels that caring for
animals has helped her to heal.
Board Member of Technology/Social Media & Fundraising
Alicia Donovan Brainerd
If you could have a five-minute conversation with anyone who knows me Alicia you will hear: I’m an Engineering Manager at NationBuilder and I work remote. I’m driven, lovely, carry hand sanitizer in my car because I have a thing with dirty ATM buttons and gas station pumps. I’m optimistic, I love learning new things, I believe I am a loyal person, well-traveled, and enjoy life. I’m a proven leader of women advocating developmental and authenticity through seminars, enjoy tidiness, competitive at everything, dance in my car, and give credit when it’s due. I want to understand the why’s and where’s. I laugh at my own jokes because I think I’m hilarious.I coordinate my closet by sleeve length and color and cannot live without music at all times.
I hold a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Holistic Counseling degree from Salve Regina University, where I graduated in the top of my class.
Evolving technology, social media platforms, YOGA and developing people are my passions and areas of expertise. These skills I have acquired have created a solid foundation that enables me to manage and lead people effectively.
I just want to learn, help people, and be curious every day.
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Founder + Chair of Programs
Greg Crabtree (Dad of TJ)
Step father to TJ: Greg has been affiliated with T.J.’s Place from its beginning. Greg was previously the President and now presides as the Executive Director. Greg currently is the pastor of two churches in Springfield: Bowlusville United Methodist Church and New Moorefield United Methodist Church. Greg has been active in the organizations public speaking engagements and fundraising for several years. Greg has helped and worked with many youth and families over the years to help them find healthier lifestyles.
Chair of Technology/Social Media
Engineering Lead – Technology
Blessed Step Mom, age 20 and Mom to a 4 and 3 year old! Wife to wonderful hubby, Greg!
From the beautiful state of Maine
I enjoy playing video games, golfing, crafting, painting, renovations and watching football.
I Build/Refinish things and sell them.
I love working with TJ’s Place of Hope. Meeting with youth and improving the way we communicate/provide resources to this great community. Personally, I’ve supported (some still with us, some perished…) close family struggling. Witnessing what mental illness, self-harm and addiction do to lives… I’ve also witnessed tremendous change and improvement!!!
I’m here to Help.
President of TJ’s Place of Hope
With over 20 years of experience advising clients, Brendan leads a team that is focused on providing comprehensive wealth management for his clients.
Brendan is actively involved in community initiatives and volunteers as President of T.J.’s Place of Hope in Centerville, in part to honor his brother Rory who died in 2012.
He holds a BA from Wright State University, majoring in Financial Services.
Brendan and his wife Aimee reside in Washington Township and are the proud parents of Dylan, Connor, and Caitlyn.