Shawn McMillen, MPA, ASUDC
Executive Director, First Step House
Shawn began working within the field of substance abuse treatment services in 1987 at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). While at UNI, he moved from serving as a counselor on the graveyard shift to the position of Primary Counselor on the Recovery Unit, and Program Manager for Experiential Therapy (Ropes Course). In 1998, Shawn served as the Statewide Intake Coordinator for a substance abuse treatment provider tasked to develop a centralized assessment unit. After joining First Step House in 2003, Shawn earned his Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Utah. He has served as the First Step House Executive Director since 2005.