Admiral “Sandy” and Mary Winnefeld
Retired US Navy Admiral who served as the Ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 2011-2015. Admiral Winnefeld also served with the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Tragically, his son died of an Opioid overdose. He and his wife Mary now dedicate themselves to opioid advocacy, public awareness, treatment and family outreach. More information on this can be found through their website Safeproject.us, which provides real time information on providing solutions.
This epidemic has touched every race and socioeconomic class. Often the victims turn to street drugs when prescription drugs are no longer available. We must stop blaming victims and their families, we need to get them involved in the solutions as the primary focus. The Winnefelds have now created a national non profit which attacks the opioid epidemic through six separate lines of operation, that address the opioid crisis from multiple platforms. Everyone affected deserves to be heard, and SAFEProject.us is providing the platform and agenda to ensure that happens.