Melissa is no stranger to the opioid epidemic, having lost her friend Heather Jouget to an accidental overdose on 5/6/2017. After realizing many people would not talk about how Heather had passed, and the stigma surrounding addiction, Melissa decided to start Faces of Opioids. Melissa’s philosophy centers around what role she can play in helping others find solutions. Her great leadership skills is what makes this organization work. Assiduous and ambitious, she seeks extensive thoroughness in everything. Melissa is a highly efficient, empathetic, dedicated individual who takes pride in assisting anyone in need.
Experience in a wide variety of administrative responsibilities has granted Cassandra with a smooth learning curve. Her eagerness and commitment has surpassed our expectations every time. She is proficient in a wide range of operations from graphic art and logo creations to basic HTML and web design. Cassandra is highly technology savvy with a flair for managing websites. Determined to meet deadlines, she works well independently and with a team. She brings her creativity and distinguished background in art and technology to our organization. Cassandra is an invaluable resource for Faces of Opioids. Cassandra is the eldest of seven children. She has two children of her own, as well as, two additional stepchildren. She has seen the effects of addiction and how it affects families.
Director of Program Services
Tanya Hanlin oversees the Little Faces Program, Recovery Services, and Grief Services. She has been involved with Faces of Opioids since June 2017. She became involved with the organization due to the loss of the love of her life caused by addiction, as well as the loss of her nephew to an opioid/fentanyl overdose. Her passion is to help families in hopes to prevent more people from having to go through the grief. Tanya has worked in healthcare for many years in different capacities. Also, she has volunteered with local organizations helping people who struggle with addiction. Her passion is reaching out to children and families who have been affected by the opioid epidemic.