Mary Elizabeth Pepples (Beth) Supervisor of Stars Unit. Beth obtained her master’s degree in criminal justice in May 2012 from Boston University. She has been in the human service field for the past 24 years. She began her career in 1999 working with boys in placement at Woodward Academy. She also developed substance abuse programs that was state licensed for 5 years. She worked with youth sex offenders. She worked for a brief time for the Department of Human Services working with children and family. She worked part time in nursery home working with the elderly. She went to work for the Department of Corrections in 2002. She developed substance abuse programs that became licenses. She was on numerous committees while working for the DOC. Beth loves working with people of all ages.
Beth is a transplant to the state of Iowa from Montana. In 1995 Beth and her family moved to her husband home state Iowa. In 2018 Beth became a widow. In 2019 her only daughter passed away. Beth has 7 grandchildren that she is very close to. She is a longtime friend of Doctor Bob and Bill W.
Savannah, CADC, started her career with Community and Family resources in 2021 as an aspiring mental health counselor. Currently, she is working as the Residential Adolescent Substance Use Counselor. She found a passion for working with teens when working as a technician and a therapy intern in her first 6 months of employment. Savannah completed her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling through Buena Vista University in Aug 2022. She has a passion in working with teenagers and creating a safe environment for recovery.
Savannah utilizes various evidence-based approaches to help the adolescents strengthen their relapse prevention skills, coping skills, communication skills, and motivation to abstain from substance use.
In her free time, she enjoys quilting, reading, going to the gym, cooking, and spending time with family.
Stacy is the Adolescent Outpatient Treatment Counselor and started my journey at CFR in January 2023. Stacy received her Associate of Applied Science in Human Services degree in March of 2022. Stacy's career in Substance Use began in 2018 at a Women and Children’s facility. Stacy started off as the childcare worker and then was promoted to Lead Treatment Technician. In 2020, Stacy went up the career ladder within the same facility to become a Residential Substance Use Counselor. Stacy obtained her CADC in March 2022.
In her free time, Stacy enjoys spending time with her children, granddaughter, boyfriend, friends, and puppy. Her favorite season is summer because she get to spend quality time with her friends as they go swimming and getting together to grill.
Stacy is passionate about working in this field because she knows the importance of leading others to a life of recovery. The first step is the hardest, but it is worth it!