Angela is founder and president of Emily’s Hope. Angela named the non-profit after her daughter Emily, who died of fentanyl poisoning in May of 2018. Angela is committed to stopping the stigma through education and awareness. Angela travels across the country telling Emily’s story and informing people on the opioid epidemic. She also is active in fundraising for Emily’s Hope and helps plan and coordinate all of the signature events. Angela is a broadcast journalist, with 30 years experience as an anchor and investigative reporter for KELOLAND Media Group. She is also the author of the book, The Day His Heart Stopped Crying. Angela is a volunteer for the Addiction Policy Forum, Children’s Miracle Network and many other causes. She also writes a blog and produces a podcast called Grieving Out Loud.