There is no hero in heroin foundation
Who We Are
There Is No Hero In Heroin Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. We envision a world where fewer lives are lost and help exists for the millions of Americans affected by addiction.
The mission of the There is No Hero in Heroin Foundation is to promote awareness, educate the public and encourage those struggling with substance use disorder and those who love them. We are dedicated to raising the curtain on the epidemic of substance use/co-occurring mental health disorders in our schools, the scarcity of rehabilitation programs, and the need for quality federally and state funded recovery community organizations (RCOs). There is no hero in heroin, only those who overcome.
Our first events have had much success, and allowed us to build up steam and spread the message of the fight.
RECOVERY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (RCO)
A recovery community organization (RCO) is an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. RCOs organize recovery-focused policy advocacy activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and/or provide peer-based recovery support services. – wellnessandrecovery.org
Board of Directors
Board Member since 2017, advocate for recovery.
Krista Hales, LADC is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, both from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University in the Behavioral Health program, completing her culminating project on alcohol use amongst those at risk for HIV contraction or are HIV positive. Krista has been working in addiction treatment since 2008 and is currently the IOTRC Director for Center for Behavioral Health, overseeing program expansion to address the opioid epidemic through implementation of integration between numerous fields including law enforcement, primary care, and social services. Krista is an active member of the recovery community in Las Vegas by serving with multiple organizations such as the There Is No Hero In Heroin Foundation (TINHIH) Board of Directors, Nevada Opioid Treatment Association (NOTA) President, Southern Nevada Opioid Advisory Council (SNOAC) Executive Committee, Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance (SNHRA) Leadership Committee, and First Responders Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) Advisory Council.
Scott Frost is a co-founder and SVP of Your Fare, a restaurant technology company based in Austin, Texas and is an expert on organizational behavior and team building.
He wrote his autobiography “Livin’ on a Chair, Lessons of Love and Faith After Breaking my Neck” and has become a nationally recognized inspirational speaker. He enjoys sharing his experience in business leadership after becoming a quadriplegic ten years ago.
He has remained active in the Las Vegas community co-founding and chairing several trade organizations and nonprofits including the Technology Business Alliance of Nevada, the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Vegas Valley Angels, and the Spinal Injury Recovery Foundation. He has served as the council president of Community Lutheran Church.
Recognizing the opioid crisis and the impact it has on the Las Vegas community, he enthusiastically serves on the board of TINHIH.
Sherri Pucci Sosa
Sherri Pucci Sosa has had an extensive career in the Gaming industry. Over the last 20 years, she has held roles at the property and corporate level. Her journey has taken her from her start in Las Vegas in the marketing department of Station Casinos to Corporate role with Harrah’s Entertainment. Once on board with Harrah’s Entertainment, Sherri moved to Memphis to a more extensive gaming role in the Central Division post-merger with Caesars Entertainment. In 2007, she moved back to property operations in Tunica and then became the Assistant General Manager at Harrah’s New Orleans. In the summer of 2015, Sherri returned to Las Vegas to take on the General Manager role at the historic Flamingo Hotel and Casino and the newly renovated LINQ Hotel and Casino. She recently transitioned to be the General Manager of Planet Hollywood. Over the years she has been responsible for properties with local, regional and national focus, while undertaking significant capital projects to ensure long term growth.
She is ultimately responsible for the three main determinants of the property’s success-profitability, customer service and employee satisfaction. Sherri currently oversees annual revenues of more than $500 million and more than 2,000 team members.
Sherri received her MBA from Tulane’s Freeman School of Business in New Orleans. Her undergrad is from the Asper School of Business in Manitoba, Canada. From within the Caesars organization, Sherri was a recipient of the Caesars Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2017, the award for Harrah’s Award Excellence in Leadership Award in 2008 and the Chairman’s Award in Leadership in 2006.
Sherri is currently the Executive Sponsor for the Rising Stars (millennial and millennial mindset team members) and the Western Region Chair of the Gender Equity Initiative. She participates in and moderates Lean In Circles. She is on the Board of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation (hospitality scholarships for low income Las Vegas students), Caridad (homeless outreach), TINHIH (addiction support) and MAC the advisory board for Mission High School.
She is married to her partner Ernie and they have two children, Annalea 10, Cruz 8 and an adopted chihuahua. She is a born and raised Canadian, originally from Winnipeg, and proud to support the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
Dr. Slattery is the EMS Medical Director for the City of Las Vegas- Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Dr. Slattery has served on the Board of Directors for TINHIH for the past 3 years. He is Professor and Director of Emergency MedicineResearch for the University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine, and he serves as the Course Co-Director for the UNLV School of Medicine Emergency Medical Services Immersion Course. He is a Board Certified emergency physician who works clinically in the emergency department and trauma center at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Nationally he serves as a Board Member of the National Oversight Committee for the CARES Registry. His research interests are on the pre-EMS period of cardiac arrest, post-resuscitation care, pulmonary embolism, and airway management. He is actively involved in teaching bystander administration of naloxone and CPR to the community.
Dr. Shellie Keller
Dr. Shellie Keller is resident of Nevada since 1995 and a graduate of College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She works at CSN as director of Centers for Academic Success, the college tutoring and learning support services. Dr. Keller earned master’s degrees in communication studies and business administration and a doctorate in higher education leadership. She has extensive experience working with students helping them overcome obstacles to achieving personal, professional, and academic goals. Dr. Keller decided to return to UNLV to become a clinical mental health counselor after participating in the Vegas Chamber Leadership Las Vegas (LLV) program. It was during the LLV program that Dr. Keller recognized a need and knew she could use her education and experiences to contribute to mental health and recovery in her community. As a person in long-term recovery, she is specializing in addiction and trauma and is passionate about helping others. She is dedicated to alleviating stigma associated with addiction and developing substance abuse prevention and treatment programs in Nevada. Dr. Keller is co-founder of a non-profit organization called Nevada Institute for Mental Health and Addiction (NIMHA) and currently provides counseling services in substance abuse and relapse prevention.
Board Member since 2017, person in long-term recovery.
Board Member since 2013, person in family recovery.
Board Member since 2016, person in long-term recovery.
Board Member since 2017, advocate for recovery.
Krista grew up in Henderson and attended Coronado High School. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) earning her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2012. In September 2012, Krista began a Substance Abuse Counselor for the Center for Behavioral Health at the Cheyenne Road location, which is licensed as an Integrated Opioid Treatment and Recovery Center as of 2017. Krista was later promoted to Clinical Director and Program Director at the McDaniel Street location but was most recently moved into the IOTRC Director position for the CBH locations in Nevada. Krista works closely with TINHIH to offer Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) grants to individuals who seek treatment at CBH and need to pay for their first week of treatment but have no financial resources. CBH works with patients to schedule future weekly treatments using private insurance, Medicaid or self-funding. TINHIH has provided approximately $5,000 in MAT grants for 87 individuals.
Dr. David Slattery
Board Member since 2017, advocate for recovery.
Joe’s family moved to Las Vegas in 1978 when he was 11 years old. He graduated from Western High School in 1985 and has worked for Safe Electronics since 2002 as an IBEW Low Voltage Senior Technician. Joe’s 19-year-old son Reese died in 2011 due to an overdose of heroin. The unbearable loss and profound pain that Joe experienced tormented him for a year. Upon the first “Angel Anniversary” of Reese’s death, a group of grieving parents with similar stories decided that they needed to help other families impacted by the opioid crisis. In June 2013, the nonprofit There is No Hero in Heroin Foundation formed to provide support and financial assistance for those seeking long term sobriety from opioid addiction. In the last five years, TINHIH Las Vegas has become a leader in the recovery community as well as a vocal advocate for sustainable recovery programs at the local, state and federal level. Along with Board Members Donn Jersey and Jeffery Horn, Joe advocated for the creation of the Clark County School District’s Mission High School in downtown Las Vegas which opened in the Fall of 2017.