Meet The Staff of Homecoming Project

Robin Keener
Robin KeenerFounder
Ms. Keener has completed extensive coursework in business administration, as well as drug and alcohol addiction. She also attends continuing education classes on medical and therapeutic treatment within the recovery community.

Ms. Keener has a previous ten-year management career at two of the Baltimore Metro area’s top sporting goods retailers. Additionally, she has fourteen years of experience as manager of the Bel Air location for retailer Things Remembered, receiving the company’s Top Manager Award 5 times between 1994 and 2003. Ms. Keener received more than 75 awards for exceptional performance in the business management field. She has over 40 years of substance abuse experience and 29 years of volunteer experience. Robin incorporated Homecoming Project’s Executive Director in 2006.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified by the State of Maryland to manage Homecoming Project, Inc. as a Level III.1 – Clinically managed Low-Intensity Residential Service
  • Certified by MCORR Maryland Certification of Recovery Residents
  • Certified in CPR by the American Red Cross
  • Swimming Pool Operator’s license


  • Member – Bata Club
  • Former Member – Harford County Roundtable (Continuum of Care System)
  • Charter Member – Women’s Giving Circle
  • Former Secretary/Treasurer (Appointed) – Office on Mental Health CORE Service Agency of Harford County
  • Former President – Harford County Mental Health Advisory Board
  • Former Board Member – Harford Community Action Agency
  • Former Member – St. Margaret’s Drug Awareness Committee
Katelyn Shephard
Katelyn ShephardExecutive Director
Ms. Shephard was previously the Program Manager and provided case management to Homecoming residents since 2015. She has completed multiple courses in Biology and Psychology at University of Maryland Baltimore County and studied Gender and Culture at the Anglo-Amerika Vysoka Skola in Prague, Czech Republic. She has had 15 years of experience with substance abuse and treatment. Katelyn has experience in customer service, and management prior to her work at Homecoming Project. She is a member of the Homecoming Project Events Committee and helps to plan fundraisers to benefit the program and its residents.

Professional Certifications

  • CCAR peer recovery coach since 2015
  • QPR suicide prevention Gatekeeper Training
  • CPR Certified
  • Attends MCORR trainings including policy and procedure and NARR quality standards sessions.
  • Member of Voices of Hope Harford County
Stephanie DiBella
Stephanie DiBellaProgram Manager
Ms. DiBella has provided case management to Homecoming residents since 2019. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hood College where she studied psychology in 2013. She is continuing her graduate education at University of Maryland’s School of Social Work, with concentrations in non-profit management and social policy. Prior to her work at Homecoming Project, she has had 10 years of substance abuse and treatment experience. Most recently, she worked for the Harford County Health Department, providing peer services to women in the outpatient program and Harford County Detention Center.

As a Homecoming Project alumna, Ms. DiBella knows first hand how important it is to provide a solid foundation in early recovery. Her goal is to assure that each woman who enters the program will have the fullest opportunity to achieve and sustain sobriety, recovery, and positive life change.

Professional Certifications

  • CCAR peer recovery coach since 2019
  • QPR suicide prevention Gatekeeper Training
  • CPR Certified
  • Member of Voices of Hope Harford