About Our Team

Part of what makes IA great is the amazing staff that help you each step of the way. From our Intake Coordinators to the Directors, each member plays an important role to making sure you get the service you need.

Sharon Bayus

President/CEO
Sharon Bayus is the founder, President and CEO of Innovative Alternatives, Inc., a nonprofit agency that serves our community through mediation and counseling programs.

“I do not know that my daughter would still be with us today had Innovative Alternatives not stepped up and helped. I am so grateful for everyone who helped. These people truly have a passion to make a difference and change lives.”

Christina, Mother &
Innovative Alternative Client

Ryan Corn

Director of Operations

Ryan spent 7 years serving as an Office Manager, Billing and Credentialing Coordinator for Innovative Alternatives. He maintained office services by organizing office operations and procedures and processes significant amounts of accreditation information. IA is fortunate to announce he has graciously accepted to become our Interim VP/COO.

Debbie Corn

Director of Finance
When I came to IA in 2008 I was lost and in need of a miracle. It seemed everywhere I looked there was sadness and hurt. God knew exactly what I needed. I needed to see and experience miracles first hand. A young person came to IA and I remember thinking to myself, this child will never survive this kind of hurt and I was so fearful I would hear they had taken their life. After a few months of counseling at IA this broken child walked into the waiting room one day with the biggest smile on their face and head raised high. I had my miracle and this child is only one of many that IA has helped become survivors. This is the reason I love IA and will always be a part of this place where miracles do happen and hope is a phone call away no matter what time it is.

Jacquelyn Poteet

MA, LMFT-S

Jacquelyn has acquired over 10 years experience working in various settings including outpatient clinics, residential treatment centers, and schools. She specializes in addressing blended families, trauma, abuse, self-harm, and parenting issues.

Director of Clinical Services

Eunice Contreras

Director of Clinical Services

Eunice Contreras is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, Employee Assistance Specialist – Clinical and a board approved MA, LPC-S.

Kelly King-Grant

Mediator, Coach & Trainer

As a mediator and trainer with IA, Kelly’s passion is peacemaking & communication. ’Winning’ by going to court hurts businesses, injures families and is often destructive to children as they move into the future. Court cases and attorneys should always be a last resort after every possible intervention has been tried.  Kelly’s goal as a Lead Mediator at IA is to facilitate a neutral and structured process while guarding confidentiality. Allowing those in crisis to reach a solution that meets the needs of all parties involved, creating a long-term agreement that puts an end to the conflict 100% of the time when both parties are willing and able to work in good faith toward finding a solution.

A native of the Texas Gulf Coast, Kelly’s degree is in psychology. She is a wife and mother of 2 sons, 3 step-daughters and 2 grandchildren, a small business owner and a community volunteer.

Advanced Mediation Training:

  • Family Reconciliation Mediation
  • Intervention Mediation
  • Workplace Conflict Resolution & Teambuilding Mediation

Jamee Wilson

MA, LPC, Mediator

Jamee has been with the agency since 2007 and is a full-time staff therapist. Her clinical experience includes working with survivors of crime, sexual abuse, domestic violence, as well as, those experiencing anxiety, depression and grief.

Harriet McCune

MS, LPC
Harriet has been conducting anger management groups in high schools for the last 9 years. She provides individual, marriage and family counseling at IA and her clinical interests include abuse, trauma, depression anxiety, substance abuse and relationship issues.

Lisa Cambiano

MS, LMFT, LPC-S
Lisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in providing individual, group and family therapy.  She has worked in various settings including schools, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.  Lisa specializes in anxiety, depression, anger management, adjustment disorders, parenting and relationship issues.  She enjoys working with children and teenagers.  Lisa is a board approved Licensed Proffesional Counselor Supervisor.

Jesus Montelongo

MA, LPC, Mediator
Jesus has worked with clients of ages ranging from 4-60 years old. He works with diverse ethnic backgrounds and various issues such as anxiety, anger management, PTSD and relationship issues. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.

Gee Carey

MA, LPC-S, CMC

Gee has been working within the behavioral and physical health industry for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Houston Baptist University, TX state licensed and board approved LPC- Supervisor, with certifications in clinical case management, mediation and as a paralegal. She serves age groups  pre-teen to seniors, specializing in a client centered, multiple disciplinary approach, working with clients and families who have both physical and/or behavioral health issues.  Gee’s clinical focus is on clients and families who need assistance coping with; emotional and physical health life adjustments, terminal and/or chronic illness, trauma, end of life and palliative care and adjustment to life altering physical health diagnosis. She works closely with the client, their families, caregivers, medical providers, insurance companies and other community resources to ensure the client has a coordinated care plan.

Meghan Stang

MS, LPC, LCDC, Mediator

I am a licensed professional counselor, licensed chemical dependency counselor, and mediator.  As a psychotherapist, I have the unique opportunity to collaborate with clients throughout the therapeutic process.  I value the therapeutic relationship as it is the foundation on which change can occur.  I work with clients to recognize the potential they possess to implement the necessary changes in their lives.  I have experience in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults who experience a wide range of life struggles such as: substance use, trauma, career exploration, educational issues, social difficulties, and communication skills.

Marlene Guzman

Intake Coordinator

Marlene currently works as an Intake Coordinator performing a variety of duties both clinical and clerical. She is also responsible for the admission and registration of incoming patients, and she is the first employee a patient encounters.

Naarai Sanchez

Intake Coordinator

 

Vanessa Morales

Assistant to the Director of Finance
Vanessa Morales is a student at the UHCL pursuing her degree in Business Finance.

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2019 Visionary Leader’s Award Winner

2019 Visionary Leader’s Award Winner

Innovative Alternatives is proud to honor Jennifer Hohman at its upcoming Legacy of Leadership 30th Anniversary Gala on February 22, 2019, in the Hilton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom at the prestigious University of Houston. Jennifer Hohman is a wife, mom and native...

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