Co-Founder / Family Support
Heather and her husband co-founded Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren, Inc., in 2009, the first step in their family’s work to help those affected by addiction. In 2011, Chris and Heather founded Herren Project, a non-profit organization that provides programs, resources and education to prevent substance use disorder and to support those affected by it. Chris’, Heather brings both vast personal and professional experience in dealing with addiction. She is focused on the importance of family in the recovery process and has counseled, educated and comforted those in need through Herren Project.
Heather holds a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, and an M.A. Education in Counseling with high honors, from Providence College. She was featured alongside Chris in the Emmy-nominated 2011 ESPN documentary “Unguarded,” and has been profiled by a variety of local and national news outlets, including Fox News Channel. Heather and Chris have three children, and reside in Portsmouth, RI.