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Patti is a person with lived experience in the foster system and juvenile justice system. This experience brings a unique perspective to finding sustainable systemic solutions. Through powerful storytelling coupled with state and federal data of the current systems in place Patti illuminates how these systems are counter-productive to the goal we all want to achieve. 


Her main role and passion is getting peer recovery support to biological parents who have had their children removed by Child Protective Services.




​Jesse Heffernan RCP 
Founder - He/Him/His

Jesse Heffernan the Founder of Helios Recovery Services and and a person in self-directed healing, recovery, and discovery. He lives in WI with his wife and 4 children, enjoying all things in geek culture, disc golf, and coffee. He believes that Recovery is a process of moving from surviving to thriving as a whole person.


He currently works for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as the Region 5 Behavioral Health Advisor.




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