We are you

ASSIST Communities is a movement that fosters grassroots efforts to overcome the opiate epidemic. This scourge has gone on long enough and the best minds agree that the only way we will effectively address this crisis will be by coming together as a community. We must become great ourselves by uniting to make it possible for us all to achieve the American Dream.

We are Ohioans and have a challenge in front of us. But we are more than capable of making a difference for the better. Let us continue...

Meet the Team

ASSIST Communities is run by an all volunteer group of citizens.


Jim A. Coyne

Founder & President

"I believe we can take care of ourselves and come up with local solutions to local problems."


Lisa K. Goodwin, OCPSA

Vice President

"I believe that connecting with people, brings positive change, and builds a healthier community."


Marnie Butler

Secretary and Events Coordinator

"As the mother of a child struggling with addiction & recovery, community support is critical to encourage recovery, educate families who do not live with addiction and break the stigma in society."


Jim Schaeper

Co-Founder & Treasurer

"I believe that education and awareness can help many families avoid the impact of drug and alcohol addiction."

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Jennifer McGee McManamon

School Liaison / Parent Advocate

"I believe that sincere and open dialogue among ALL parts of a community strengthens and empowers individuals as well as the community at large."

Join the ASSIST movement:

We need your help to reverse the horrific trend of devastation that is destroying American community. We need you now and we will build a better tomorrow.