Michele Hein, Chair FFCF

Michele Hein is a beacon of resilience, a loving mother, and a passionate advocate against the fentanyl crisis. As the Board Chairwoman of the Fentanyl Free Communities Foundation, she brings her personal experience, passion, and dedication to the forefront of the organization’s mission.

Michele’s journey to advocacy was born out of personal tragedy when she lost her son, Tyler, to fentanyl poisoning. Tyler, a young man who radiated joy, loved music and the outdoors, and had a heart for helping others, left an indelible mark on everyone he met. His loss has profoundly shaped Michele’s life and mission, transforming her into a passionate advocate against the fentanyl crisis that is ravaging communities across the nation.

In the wake of this devastating event, Michele has channeled her grief into action. She has become a powerful voice in the fight against fentanyl, using her personal story to connect with others, inspire action, and raise awareness about the dangers of this lethal drug. Her advocacy work extends beyond awareness-raising, pushing for policy changes aimed at disrupting the supply chain of these harmful substances and holding those distributing them accountable.

Michele’s commitment to the cause goes beyond her personal connection. She understands the financial aspects of running a non-profit organization and is committed to ensuring that every dollar is used effectively in the fight against fentanyl. Her financial acumen, combined with her personal connection to the cause, makes her an invaluable asset to the organization.

Beyond her advocacy work, Michele is a woman of diverse interests. She enjoys golfing, reading, and exercising. She finds peace and relaxation in the beauty of nature, spending time on rivers and lakes. Most importantly, she cherishes time spent with her family, especially her two grandchildren, who bring her immense joy.

Michele’s journey is a testament to the power of resilience and the impact of personal experience. Her story is a stark reminder of the human cost of the fentanyl crisis, And her dedication to the cause, along with her husband Jerry, is an inspiration to us all. As a mother, an advocate, and a leader, Michele Hein is a powerful force in the fight against fentanyl, turning her personal tragedy into a mission to save others from the same fate.

The Fentanyl Free Communities Foundation highlights content related to the Fentanyl crisis. We are sharing these stories as part of our educational efforts. We are committed to raising awareness and positively impacting the fight against fentanyl poisoning in our communities.

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