Executive Director, Healing Addiction in our Community
• Tuesday, April 22 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Overview of State Strategies to Stop the Epidemic
Jennifer Weiss is the founder and Executive Director of Healing Addiction in Our Community (HAC), a 501c3 non-profit located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a bachelor’s of science in information technology and a master’s of business administration from the University of New Mexico. Ms. Weiss spent the majority of her career as the Vice President of Information Technology at a local Credit Union before her life changed dramatically in February 2010 when she found out that her 16-year old son was battling heroin addiction. She helped her son battle his addiction for almost two years until he lost his battle on August 13, 2011, at the age of 18. Ms. Weiss started HAC in April 2010 and has since become a full-time advocate and voice for those suffering from the disease of addiction.