Hope United is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization bringing education, support and recovery to communities suffering from the drug, alcohol and suicide epidemics.
Shelly & Travis Bornstein
FOUNDERS, HOPE UNITED
Director of Education and Outreach
Director of The Well
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P.O. Box 534, Uniontown, Ohio 44685
Travis W. Bornstein is on his 7th term as President of Teamsters Local No. 24 in Akron, Ohio. Known for his honesty and integrity, Travis has been highly respected by both sides of the table for the past 20 years. As one of the founders of Hope United, created in honor of his only son, Tyler, Travis is committed to helping to bring a solution during the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history. He is a sought after speaker on addiction and recovery who has been featured in Forbes and Bloomberg. His testimony at the Ohio Statehouse was instrumental in establishing Ohio's first Good Samaritan 911 Law. He has also had meetings with members of Congress, both in the House and the Senate, advocating for reforms in healthcare laws for treating those with the disease of addiction and is leading the charge to hold big Pharma accountable for its part in the opioid crisis. Travis is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, is married to Shelly Bornstein and has two daughters, Tana and Taylor.
Communications manager at The Timken Company, has more than 25 years experience working in public relations and marketing communications in the Akron area. She is an active community volunteer serving on area non-profit boards. A graduate of The University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in business and organizational communication, Karen is also a graduate of Leadership Akron Class XVIII.
Attorney at Law for Blakemore, Meeker & Bowler Co., L.P.A. Colin attended John Carroll University, in University Heights, Ohio, graduating with Bachelor of Sociology. He continued his education at The University of Akron, graduating with a Masters in Public Administration and a Jurist Doctorate from the School of Law. Having experience in both law enforcement and criminal defense, Colin understands the great need for Hope United and its mission.
Brandon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Walsh University. He works in
the Sales Operations Department at the JM Smucker Company of Orville and is currently
pursuing his MBA at Walsh.
director of education and outreach
Laura earned her BS in Education from the University of Akron. She formerly worked as a senior sales rep at Verizon Wireless for seven years and is currently an event planner/business owner of Tiaras and Treasures, Inc. for the past 12 years.
Shelly earned her Associate Degree in Science from the University of Akron, and Certificate as a Radiology Technician. Also became certified as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and has 28 years experience working in the healthcare field as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Aultman Hospital. She recently obtained a Certificate as a
Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant.
President & CEO of the Sisters of
Charity Health Care System
Dr. Riffat Qadir
Akron Children’s & Summa Health
Keith Hochadel, M.ED, LPCC-S
President & CEO of ComQuest
Senior Fellow of the University of Akron
Mark E. Krohn Esq.,LLC
Entrepreneur, Executive, Lawyer, Business Consultant
Judge Thomas Teodosio
9th District Ohio Court of Appeals
Dr. Nicole Labor
Addiction Medicine Specialist
at Summa Hospital
Bachelors degree in Exercise Science,
Innovative Health & Longevity