Family First Health’s Center of Excellence provides patients with substance use disorders the support they need to reach, and maintain recovery. Our team links patients to community resources/support services, then walks alongside each patient to ensure that critical needs are met and that the patient remains in care for as long as needed. The goal – to give each patient the supports needed to get, and stay healthy. The team is currently seeing patients at our George Street, Hanover, and Columbia centers. For more information please call 717-801-4864.
Jeffrey Scheerer joined Family First Health’s Center of Excellence (COE) program this spring as a recovery support specialist. Prior to that he spent three years at the Harford County Health Department in Maryland and has experience in recovery support. Jeff once struggled with addiction himself and enjoys helping people since he has the unique perspective of showing patients that recovery is possible, “that we can, and do, recover.” When asked why this work is important he shared that during this substance use epidemic, Family First Health is a place for patients to go and receive help from unique staff of different skill levels.
Jeff is excited to be a part of the team that is building the COE program from the ground up. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and attending church, and other recovery-related activities.
Mark McCullough is local to York County and has spent time as a carpenter, butcher, cook, carney, and rapper. Ultimately, he became a certified recovery specialist and joined the Center of Excellence (COE) program. Joining the Family First Health team was important to him because it enabled him to perform his discipline in its purest form, by operating within the team dynamic. His goal is to help the individual in recovery find a medium where they feel comfortable that their recovery is not a hindrance in their life, but part of achieving their goals. When asked why he enjoys doing this type of work, he shared “I like working with people to help them realize their potential and find hope in seemingly hopeless situations.”
Mark is energetic and will talk to just about anyone. He enjoys spending time with his family and doing as many family-related activities as possible.