Sandy Winnefeld Co-Founder Admiral James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., U.S. Navy (retired) Admiral Winnefeld retired in 2015 after serving as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was an instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and commanded a fighter squadron, the amphibious ship USS CLEVELAND, and the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE. As a flag officer, he commanded a carrier strike group, two NATO commands, the U.S. SIXTH Fleet, U.S. NORTHERN Command, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and served for 37 years in the United States Navy. Admiral Winnefeld is a director or advisory board member for several companies operating in a broad spectrum of business sectors. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, where he is also a member of the Engineering Hall of Fame. He is a non-resident fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University. After he and his wife Mary lost their 19-year old son Jonathan to an accidental fentanyl overdose, they co-founded the non-profit organization, Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE) Project. Brandee Izquierdo Executive Director Brandee Izquierdo (ihz-keer-doh), MPA, CPRS, RPS, is the Executive Director of SAFE Project, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the addiction epidemic. She is a person in long-term recovery and has first-hand experience with incarceration. Her advocacy journey began as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. Then she moved into administrative leadership roles, including the Director of Advocacy and Outreach with Faces & Voices of Recovery, the Associate Director of Special Populations with Behavioral Health System Baltimore, and as the Director of Consumer Affairs for the state of Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration. In these leadership roles, Brandee has led advocacy efforts to expand access to behavioral health services and recovery support services while providing technical assistance both nationally and internationally, empowering others within the recovery movement. Her ability to build relationships and bridge gaps within behavioral health, community services, and criminal justice have been a catalyst for global peer expansion. PART OF THE GOOD NEWS PODCAST NETWORK. AUDIO VERSIONS OF ALL OUR EPISODES: CONTACT US: The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return 727-314-7080 #drugaddictionpodcast #alcoholaddiction #alternativetreatment #hopeforaddiction #helpforaddiction