Mental Health Alert Wristbands

Mental Health Alert WristBands, Inc.

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Meet Our Team

Dottie Bailey

Dottie Bailey

Founder and CEO

Dottie Bailey was born in Savannah, Ga. After high school, she joined the United States Air Force, where she served for eight years active duty and two years in the Reserves. After serving in the military, she was able to complete her Associates's degree in addition to a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She was working on her master's degree in Evangelism when her illness became so severe; she had to quit.

She became a Certified Peer Specialist in 2011 and used her skills as a volunteer for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). She is a Connections Support Group Facilitator, and an In Our Own Voice Facilitator. She has served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children in the Foster Care system. Dottie has many years of volunteer service in the Church. In 2011 she became a presenter for CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) on what it is like to live with a mental illness. In 2012 she won the NAMI/CIT Consumer Advocate of the year award for the State of Georgia. She has worked for Gateway Behavioral Health Services and is currently working as a Peer Mentor for Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN)contracted to Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah by DBHDD (Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities).

She was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 and Delayed Onset PTSD in 1989. She started the Mental Health Alert Wristbands with the hope that it would save lives and keep her peers out of jail. She has two grown sons and two grandchildren. She devotes her time to her family and the wristbands.

Chief Brock

Chief Shannon Brock

Board Member

The United States Marine Corps Veteran, Served in many law enforcement capacities for 19 years with St. Marys Police Department St. Marys, Georgia, Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified Peace Officer, Managerial Certificate thru POST and Carl Vinson Institute, POST Certified General Instructor, POST Certified Firearms Instructor, POST Certified Emergency Vehicle Driving Instructor, POST Certified Field Training Officer, Adjunct Instructor with Georgia Public Safety Training Academy, Police Academy Advisory Board Member, Crisis Intervention Team Instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor, International Chiefs of Police Drug Recognition Expert, Taser Instructor, RADAR, and Lidar Certified.

Lieutenant Rivera

Lieutenant Hiram Rivera Jr.

Board Member

Lieutenant Hiram Rivera Jr. is an 18 year veteran of the Savannah Police Department. Lt. Rivera earned his BA in Criminal Justice in 2008 from St. Leo University. He is a GA POST-certified Instructor and currently serves as the Director of Training for the SPD. Lt. Rivera has extensive investigative experience in Homicide Investigations and teaches Interviews and Interrogations for GPSTC. For the past several years, He has served as one of the Crisis Intervention Team Training Coordinators for the Savannah Police Department and the Coastal Region. Lt. Rivera was recognized in 2014 as the CIT training coordinator of the year. He has lead de-escalation training for the CIT program as well as instructs blocks on Suicide Prevention and Officer Self Care and Peer support.

In addition to teaching and training Law Enforcement, Lieutenant Rivera currently serves as the Assistant Commander of the Hostage Negotiation Team. In 2014, Lt. Rivera attended the CIT International Conference in Chicago and has been an advocate for the development of Peer Support program for our Law enforcement officers as well as the development of a full-time Behavioral Health Unit partnering CIT officers with clinicians to address mental health crisis incidents and connect people to services.

Wendy Eugene

Wendy Eugene

Executive Administrative Assistant

Wendy Eugene is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Telecommunications. She has lived in Savannah for 28 years.

She has been married for 32 years, mother of 4, and grandmother to 6. Wendy has worked in higher education, assisting students in finding jobs after graduation but has found her calling working in the mental health/addiction field.

Since her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, she has become a Certified Peer Specialist and has been volunteering with the Chatham Peer/Reed House with Gateway Behavioral Health. Recently, she has become active with Mental Health Alert Wristbands, Inc. A 503c non-profit dedicated to ensuring that police are trained and educated in recognizing individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and to ensure individuals diagnosed with a mental illness have the wristbands.

Wendy believes that everyone who has a mental health diagnosis deserves respect and to strive in the most inclusive and least restrictive environment to obtain and maintain optimal wellness.

Carly Perez

Carly Perez

Social Media Director

Carly Perez is the new Social Media Director of our company. Carly earned a bachelor's degree in General Psychology from the College of Coastal Georgia in 2019. She is currently involved in running the MHAW's Facebook and is in the process of branching out to other social media platforms.

Carly served as a Research Assistant for the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, which gives her the professional experience and knowledge to help collect and analyze data for the marketing team.

Carly has experience running different social media platforms for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Golden Isles affiliate), and both the Psychology Club and Gay-Straight Alliance at the College of Coastal Georgia.