2019 Presenters

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Weiss-Burke, Jennifer
Weiss-Burke, Jennifer
Session #49

Jennifer Weiss-Burke has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. Jennifer was the VP of Information Technology at a Credit Union before her life changed dramatically in 2010 when she found out that her 16-year old son was battling heroin addiction. Jennifer helped him for almost two years until he lost his battle on August 13, 2011, at the age of 18. She started Healing Addiction in our Community in 2010 and has since become a full-time advocate and voice for those suffering from the disease of addiction. Jennifer opened Serenity Mesa in 2015 and is helping youth age 14-21 who are battling addiction. Jennifer has spoken at national conferences about youth addiction and the opiate epidemic. Her story has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, NPR, and DirecTV’s documentary Locker Addiction.