Good Shepherd Gracenter

Our Awardees

Amazing Grace Community Award for 2016

steven loveseth revSteve Loveseth

Steve Loveseth is currently the CEO of Healthy Partnerships, Inc., a successful behavioral healthcare treatment organization with two outpatient facilities in Solano County. His contributions to the community and in the area of recovery are significant and multifaceted.

Good Shepherd Gracenter considers Steve Loveseth a co-founder of its primary drug and alcohol program in the late 1980’s. He was instrumental in developing Gracenter’s licensed drug program. For twenty-two years he was a drug counselor at Gracenter and ran the weekly group meetings. He always showed up. In fact, this was the advice he often gave: “just show up”.

Steve Loveseth was also involved with the Contra Costa Health Services as a Manager in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Services Division, joining in 1989. Steve has an extensive background in treatment program design and management and played a key role on the Health Services Department’s Dual Diagnosis Task Force – created to better coordinate Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment services.  In addition, he served on the highly successful Forensic Multi-Disciplinary Services Team in collaboration with criminal justice, social services and behavioral health treatment partners seeking to proactively and compassionately intervene, at the street level, with homeless addicts, serial inebriates and other citizens burdened with severe mental illness.  In his role as chair of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (Prop 36) steering committee, Steve was responsible, in coordination with the Courts, Probation and the Mental Health Services Division, for developing a highly regarded dual diagnosis treatment track for non-violent Prop 36 drug offenders.  

Steve’s dedication and effectiveness in helping those suffering from co morbid addictive and mental health disease is informed by his own struggles with addiction. He has been a consistent voice for the recovering community and continues to work tirelessly to eliminate the stigma associated with those suffering from behavioral health disorders.

Amazing Grace Community Award for 2016

elyse grahamElyse Graham

Elyse Graham is the Deputy Executive Director of Five Keys Charter Schools and Programs. Many Gracenter residents have attended this wonderful school, learning important skills and developing themselves as contributing members of our community. Indeed, this school has made a positive impact in the lives of many women!

Elyse has over 6 years of successful Education Management experience and 20 years of experience working in incarceration settings. In her capacity as Deputy Executive Director for Five Keys, Elyse is responsible for oversight of all operations for Five Keys' three distinct charter schools operating in the San Francisco County and Los Angeles County Jails as well as the community partner sites in Northern and Southern California. Elyse has a wealth of experience designing and overseeing successful community and re-entry programs which have provided direct service, education and counseling to support clients addressing issues of homelessness, poverty, substance use, violence and domestic violence. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate.