Driven by Judge Julie Reincke and Undersheriff Jeff Cook, the Eaton County FAN chapter became a reality. With the problems and tragedies in the community stemming from drug addiction, they both felt the need to be proactive and help educate the public, law enforcement, and the legal community, in addition to collaborating with families and those seeking addiction treatment resources. Their hope is to change the mindset of those who do not understand addiction by educating the public about the problem and providing support for persons struggling with substance use disorder and the people who love them. Trying to save lives became a mission and FAN became the logical vehicle.
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Real Life Church
1848 S. Cochran Ave.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Now in his 31st year of sheriff’s office service, Jeffrey Cook has served as the undersheriff of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office since January 2013. Undersheriff Cook has a broad law enforcement career, previously serving with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy, detective, Narcotics Task Force detective, sergeant, lieutenant, substation commander, and Detective Bureau commander. Undersheriff Cook has received numerous awards and commendations for his law enforcement service. He is a graduate of the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy, Quantico, VA, and the Homeland Security National Leadership Academy, F.L.E.T.C., GA. He has a B.S. in criminal justice from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI. Undersheriff Cook recognized the growing opioid drug addiction trend in Eaton County and was instrumental in initiating and developing the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Field Services Narcan deployment in early 2015 and Automatic Electronic Defibrillators soon after. ECSO Deputies were the first in our region (and second sheriff’s office in Michigan) to be issued Narcan so they could respond and administer this life-saving drug to overdose victims in our communities. Eaton County Deputies rapidly respond to overdose emergencies and have saved many lives since this deployment began. Understanding that the opioid addiction problems in our community cannot be addressed through law enforcement alone, the ECSO is committed to partnering with FAN to reduce opioid street drug use and the abuse of prescription medications in our community.
Hon. Julie Reincke
Julie H. Reincke has served as Eaton County District Court judge since 2006. Prior to becoming a judge,
she was an attorney in private practice for 25 years, specializing in family law and estate planning. She
hears civil and criminal cases and presides over a sobriety court for second offense drunk drivers and
drug users as well as a domestic violence court for defendants found guilty of violence toward family
members and intimate partners. She has in recent years seen many tragic situations with defendants
suffering and sometimes dying from opiate addictions including heroin. In addition to her work, she is
on the executive board of WAI-IAM Rise sober-living facility and of the Michigan District Judges
Association. She is also a member of the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals,
American Judges Association, Eaton County Bar Association and Red Cedar Friends Meeting.
Madelyne Lawry, lost her only child, Nash Vincent Kiebler, on August 4, 2016. Nash suffered for
years with opioid addiction following a back surgery for which he was prescribed opioids. Imagine receiving a call from your child asking for help, picking him up and looking into his eyes-eyes you have not seen in five months, taking him to the largest hospital in your area and being told by the doctor, you have no insurance we cannot help you! Madelyne reached out to FAN – Okemos Chapter where she received help when all other institutions turned Nash away. FAN- Okemos provided her with resources to get Nash in a detox hospital in Jackson and housing following his release. With that support, Madelyne and Nash had time to work together on his sobriety. Madelyne cherishes that time because it gave her an opportunity to learn more about Nash and remember the caring, loving and compassionate person he was before he lost his battle. Never giving up hope that Nash would recover, Madelyne did what she knew at the time to get her son the support he needed. Sadly, the resources available were not sufficient and what help that was available did not address the severity of his addiction. Nash received detox but never treatment. Madelyne is passionate about helping others suffering from this opioid addiction epidemic with compassion, understanding, support and science-based treatment. Treatment needs to be easier to access than opioids or heroin. Madelyne owns and operates her own company, Shared Resources, Inc., where they provide association management services to 7 professional organizations.
Elizabeth A. Hoogstra, B.A. CCJP has been employed as a probation officer for over 20 years and with
Eaton County for 17 years. She has been the Chief Probation Officer for ten years and enjoys the dual
role of supervising/training her staff and helping others getting their lives back on track. She holds a
bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and obtained her CCJP in 2005. Ms. Hoogstra played a
major role in the implementation of the Eaton County Domestic Violence Court over ten years ago, the
Veterans Treatment Court and assisted in the recent re-tooling of the Eaton County Sobriety Court. She
enjoys her role in the community and believes that rehabilitation and accountability will improve public
safety. Ms. Hoogstra was honored to join Families Against Narcotics' Eaton County chapter as a board member. She attended the Michigan Opiate Conference a few years ago and attended the Michigan Treatment Court Conference in 2017. During these conferences, she was fortunate to hear Phil Pavona and Judge Linda Davis share heartbreaking and inspiring stories about the loss of children from opiate addiction/overdoses. These stories inspired her to reach out to Judge Reincke in the hopes of her reaching out to Phil Pavona and Judge Davis so Eaton County could gain the knowledge necessary to
implement a program to help the families of Eaton County. She is very excited to launch the Eaton
County FAN chapter as this will help support the people of Eaton County who are affected by the
Rev. Andrew Shaver
Andy Shaver is the Senior Pastor of Real Life Church in Charlotte, Michigan. Andy is also the leader of the Real Life Network which provides connection and mentoring for pastors and missionaries around the globe. Andy also serves on the board of directors for several non-profits both locally and internationally. Andy is a passionate and practical public communicator, presenting topics in creative ways and reaching people of this generation. Andy is also a musician and songwriter and has traveled and ministered extensively both nationally and internationally. He is a graduate of Master’s Commission of Greater Cincinnati, and has also studied psychology at Judson University. Andy’s partner in life is his wife Emily Shaver. Andy and Emily reside in the rural Eaton County with their five children: Alex, Maxi, Wyatt, Weston , and Jensen.
Alina Branscombe is a recent graduate of Siena Heights University Masters in Counseling program. She graduated in December 2018. Alina is the co-owner of Pinnacle Recovery Services housing program in Ingham County, serving high-risk populations to re-enter the community from residential treatment settings, recent incarceration and/or homelessness. She strives to help recoverees to integrate back into the community and assist them to find ways and means to recover successfully from drug and alcohol addiction. She has worked in the addictions field for Wellness InX for over five and a half years. In that time, she has transitioned from being a peer recovery coach intern to now working in the RSAT program in the jail providing acupuncture and peer support services to inmates. She also provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse therapy.
Alina is in long term recovery from a substance use disorder with over 7 years of continued sobriety. Her combined life experiences and willingness to help others battling substance use disorders and mental health disorders allows her to be an asset to the population she serves. She has been certified trauma-informed care for incarcerated individuals, acupuncture, ASAM level of care, Parenting, substance use disorder individual/group therapy and CCAR peer recovery coaching. She brings forth an element of hope for those dealing with addiction due to her personal experiences with recovery.
Jerry Norris holds a B.S. in statistics from the University of Michigan, with a focus on computer
science. He began his career as a quality engineer and ISO 9000 lead auditor in 1988. Over the
years he served as a quality manager, director of quality, and VP of quality within the fields of
telecommunications, automotive, furniture, food safety, software development, auditing,
environmental management, and, currently, economic development. Currently, he is the CEO of GAIA, LLC and the Fledge. GAIA helps companies form, grow, and comply, and the Fledge provides services related to the ideation, maker/porotype tools, business incubation, and acceleration. He currently serves as the chair of several companies including Fledge Music Group, GAIA Power, GAIA Things, Actualized 3D, the Block Chain Gang, and Room2Grow. He is thrilled to bring his skills to the Eaton County board and help serve in the community.
Hon. Janice Cunningham
Eaton County Circuit Court
Dr. Bill DeFrance
Superintendent of Eaton Rapids Public Schools
Detective Kirk DeWitt
Grand Ledge Police Department
Director of Eaton Behavioral Health
Hon. Harvey Hoffman, ret
Michigan Association of Treatment Professionals
Eaton County Jail Health Administrator
Jeanne Kapenga M.D.
Prosecuting Attorney for Eaton County
Hon. John Maurer
Eaton County Circuit Court
Barry-Eaton District Health Department
Teresa Stokes, JD, MA, CADC
Child and Family Charities
Prevention Services Supervisor
Amanda Grace Pollard
Eaton County Circuit Court--Juvenile Division