CONTACT

Dandelion Meadow

PO Box 1282

Purcellville, VA 20134

 

dandelionmeadow2grow@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/

DandelionMeadow2Grow

A women's recovery home with a heart centered community support system for empowering survivors of substance use to develop a life of purpose and balance.

ABOUT US

Our Board Members

Tia Walbridge is a community leader, political figure, farmer, photographer, veterinary specialist, Girl Scout leader, carpenter, and affordable housing property manager. She is deeply invested in maintaining the rural beauty, culture, and community of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which she demonstrated by buying and preserving one of the oldest operating farms in western Loudoun County in 2012. In addition to her farm, she started a small business in 2013 in the Shenandoah Valley, buying and preserving historic homes in the City of Winchester and maintaining them as affordable housing. Mrs. Walbridge is a community servant dedicated to maintaining active traditional agriculture in the Blue Ridge. She is always striving to be a positive representative for the Democratic Party in her community.

Steven V. Lowry resides in Northern VA with wife Rebecca, and kept extremely busy by seven children and seven grandchildren. He is the Director of Safety, Director of Contents and Cleaning Division, Director of Environmental Division, and Special Adviser to Emergency Services and Mitigation Division for Jenkins Restorations and has 24 years in the property restoration industry. 19 years of which is in the remediation industry. His education includes York College of Pennsylvania; American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) Maryland Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor; Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) Certified Master Water Restorer, IICRC Certified Master Fire Restorer, Certified Master Textile Cleaner; Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS). He is a board member of the Restoration Industry Association and Restorations Council Chair and active participant of Property Insurance and Restoration Conference since inception. Steve is the policy and governance committee chair for Dandelion Meadow.

Angela Schroeder has a passion for helping others and has been a Licensed Practical Nurse for 15 years, a dedicated mother of three great kids, advocate for the underdogs, and student. She earned her diploma of practical nursing from Sentara College of Health Professions and has worked in various settings. She has an Associate of Art and Science degree, specialized in Outdoor Leadership and Recreation from Lord Fairfax Community College. She is currently attending George Mason University towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management, concentrated in Therapeutic Recreation, a minor in Psychology, and Master of Science in Sports and Leisure Studies with a concentration in Recreation Administration. She has worked as resident activity assistant for a very-low-income independent living community for older adults and adults with disabilities. She interns as an activity therapy coordinator in a behavioral health center. In her spare time, Angela likes to travel and enjoys outdoor activities and live music. She is an active member of twelve-step recovery groups and has a special interest in social equity. Angela is the programming committee chair for Dandelion Meadow.

Craig James is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner and Master Addiction Counselor working in outpatient private practice where he provides individual and group therapy to individuals, families, and couples who may be experiencing mental health, substance use, or process addictions problems.  As the Co-Owner of Insight Into Action Therapy, he is the Director of Operations with the responsibility of ensuring the daily functions of the practice’s two office locations.  This includes clinician orientation and development, marketing and business development, maintenance of the computer management system, and financial accounts.  In addition Craig works with the local courts, schools, and Loudoun Chamber of Commerce.  Finally, Craig is a local and national speaker on topics of alcohol moderation, mental health, substance use disorder treatment, parenting, and emotional indulgence. He is also on the board of the Virginia Region Association of Addiction Professional. 

Elise Perier-Sweeney

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

 

My journey as a mother of three and a grandmother of four has always had me very active in the community and taken me down the path to want to serve those in recovery.  In addition to being one of the founders of Safe Haven Recovery/Dandelion Meadow, I am currently acting Group Service Representative with Nar-Anon Winchester, and I was previously involved with Purcellville Celebrate Recovery, where I worked with the Landing Program which serves young adults.  I am currently on the Loudoun County re-entry program committee, which works with the local jail system. My goal is to provide a place for women to help them break the cycle of substance use and begin the cycle of healing.  By sharing my passions for the outdoors, gardening, and the arts (especially quilting), my goal is to help the women learn marketable skills while at Safe Haven Recovery/Dandelion Meadow. Hope lives here.

John Bell is a retired member of the United States Air Force and now serves in the Virginia House of Delegates. In addition to his Bachelor’s degree, John also has an MBA (finance emphasis) and a Masters in Organizational Development from George Washington University. He lives in South Riding with his wife, Margaret, and they have five children. John volunteers for a number of causes and is the vice-chair of the Dandelion Meadow board. John is dedicated to addressing the opiate crisis that plagues our community and loved ones.

Reverend Ashley Allen is the Celebrate Recovery Pastor and Online Campus Pastor of
Floris United Methodist Church. Ashley loves and cares for two special redheads, her
13-year-old niece Makaila and 3-year-old long haired dachshund Lucy. She received
her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2013. Her first love is music
which ultimately led her to her call to ministry in 2007. Ashley is passionate about caring
for the least and the lost and empowering women on their journey. Ashley also serves as the board secretary.