Deborah Geesling, President
Deborah lives in Phoenix, AZ and serves families and health care providers across the state. Deborah is the former Chair of the East Valley Behavioral Health Coalition and is a founding member of The Association for the Chronically Mentally Ill (ACMI).
When Deborah began to experience the effects of Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in one of her own children, she took courageous “Momma Bear” action to love her son and navigate a mental health care system that traditionally separated families and left the mentally ill vulnerable to sexual abuse, homelessness, and drug addiction.
As Deborah’s journey with her own son, now in recovery from mental illness, unfolded she discovered ways to bring practical HOPE for families affected by the mental illness of a child that have amplified her voice across America..
By learning ways to navigate the mental health care system and advocate for holistic care and family involvement in the journey of a child’s mental illness, Deborah’s voice has been heard nationwide. She is now an advocate and trusted resource for parents across America who have a child suffering from mental illness. She has been mentioned in several publications for her advocacy and support of those with SMI.
Matthew Geesling, Vice President
Matthew is Division Manager of Technologies with Teamfishel. He has over 35 years’ experience in the Data and Telecommunications Cabling Industry.
Because of the difficulties that Matthew’s family walked through in fighting for resources for their own son, Matthew has developed a passion for caring for the most vulnerable mentally ill. You will often find him handing out care packages to the mentally ill homeless community, buying food, water, and giving the last few dollars in his wallet to help someone in need.
Bob Campbell, Member and Director of Crisis Care Development
Bob’s background includes 48 years in corporate IT and the last ten with a non-profit organization in the Phoenix area. He has been the sole caregiver for his wife with a brain illness for the past 8 years.
Currently he volunteers as a database consultant for a mission agency as well as an adviser to P82 Project Restoration, Inc.
Bob Campbell chairs the Committee tasked with overseeing the development and implementation of Crisis Care Team training for faith groups.
Cynthia Wright, Secretary
Cynthia is a CPA and began her accounting career in the audit practice at Coopers and Lybrand and later PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was Controller for two Arizona manufacturing firms as well as Accounting Director for an international Christian non-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Presently, she shares her accounting expertise as a volunteer with various organizations including P82. Cynthia is married to Mr. Wright and has two college bound teenagers.
Richard Mihalik, Member
Currently retired, happily married for 8 years, with 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Richard has worked in Business Administration and Management his entire career. While attending Seton Hall University, Richard worked part-time during nights and weekends over a two-year period as a Counselor for young boys at a county-run children’s home and shelter. This had a meaningful impact on his life and birthed a passion for helping those who are the most vulnerable and in need.
Trey Richardson, Faith Advisor
Trey is a trained, experienced, and skilled Biblical counselor who walks out his passion for prayer and pastoral care by overseeing Small Groups and the prayer team for P82 Homes. He compassionately counsels couples and individuals at Center Church in Gilbert, Arizona. Trey and his wife, Charlotte, also lead the women’s ministry, have 4 married children and 14 grandchildren who bring them great joy – especially when they are all together!
Richard Corcilius, Member
Bio coming soon.
Micalann Corcilius, Member
Bio coming soon.