End Overdose

Board

Garret Hade

Board Member

Garrett Hade is a person in sustained recovery from addiction and has worked with a number of national non-profit organizations dedicated to finding solutions to ending the addiction crisis. He is Co-Founder of The Voices Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to shattering the stigma associated with addiction as well as providing on the ground recourses communities hit hardest by the addiction crisis. Garrett has provided recovery education and naloxone trainings to detox and treatment centers, sober livings, and community events nationwide – helping to break stigma and provide effective knowledge to help save lives.

Ryan Hampton

Board Member

A prominent advocate, speaker, author, and media commentator, Ryan Hampton travels coast-to-coast to add solutions to our national addiction crisis. In recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Hampton has rocketed to the center of America’s rising addiction recovery advocacy movement. An alumnus of the Clinton White House, he’s worked with multiple non-profits and national recovery advocacy campaigns. He is now a prominent, leading face and voice of recovery advocacy and is changing the national conversation about addiction. With content that reaches millions each month, Ryan breaks down cultural barriers that have kept people suffering in silence and is inspiring a new generation of people recovering out loud through his Voices Project. He was part of the core team that released the first-ever U.S. Surgeon General’s report on addiction in 2016 and was singled out by Forbes as a top social entrepreneur in the recovery movement. Ryan connects a vast network of people who are passionate about ending the overdose crisis in America. He has been featured by—and is a contributor to—media outlets such as USA Today, MSNBC, Fox and Friends, the New York Times, NPR, HLN, Vice, Forbes, Slate, HuffPost, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal, and others. Ryan has received praise from Democrats and Republicans alike for addressing addiction as a trans-political issue—crossing the political spectrum to build an inclusive coalition focused on solutions. He worked closely with the White House, Senate Democrats, Republicans, and U.S. House leadership, helping craft portions of the historic H.R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, signed into law in October 2018. In 2016, he created the web series Addiction Across America, documenting his 30-day, 28 state, 8,000-mile cross-country trip visiting areas hit hardest by the addiction crisis. His first book, “American Fix — Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis and How to End It,” was released by St. Martin’s Press in August 2018. In 2019, Ryan was named by Facebook as an inaugural leadership fellow and created the national advocacy initiative, Mobilize Recovery. Since its inception, Mobilize Recovery has recruited and trained over 2,000 new advocates from all 50 states focused on community-based solutions to end the addiction crisis. He lives in Nevada with his fiancé, Sean, and their dog, Dollar.

Theo Krzywicki

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of End Overdose and a full-time Los Angeles City firefighter/paramedic, Theo brings a wealth of firsthand experience and deep personal commitment to the fight against the opioid crisis. Witnessing the devastating impact of opioid overdoses in his professional life has fueled Theo's determination to make a tangible difference in this ongoing battle. Theo has revived countless individuals with naloxone, an experience that has profoundly shaped his approach to addressing the opioid epidemic. Recognizing the power of education and accessibility, Theo has been the driving force behind End Overdose's mission to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background or profession, has the skills and resources to respond effectively to an overdose situation. Under Theo's visionary leadership, End Overdose has pioneered a comprehensive online training platform that demystifies the process of responding to overdoses and makes life-saving knowledge freely available. His innovative partnerships with some of the largest music promoters in the country reflect a strategic approach to outreach, targeting environments where the risk of overdose is heightened. Theo’s relentless drive to expand End Overdose's impact has led to explosive growth, with thousands being trained each month across the United States. His work is propelled by a belief in the power of community and the necessity of making naloxone and fentanyl test strips accessible to all who need them. Theo envisions a world where knowledge, compassion, and the right tools can turn anyone into a lifesaver. His focus on building creative messaging campaigns and strategic organizational development has not only increased the organization's reach but has also raised public awareness about the opioid crisis and the importance of preparedness in saving lives. Resulting in most large music festivals now carrying naloxone and making it available to patrons. Theo's dedication to reducing the barriers to high-quality training and resources is unwavering. He continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of overdose prevention. His story is one of hope, resilience, and the unyielding belief that together, we can end overdose.