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Meet The Team

Christina Dent

Founder & President

Christina is an author, TEDx speaker, and perpetual question-asker. She grew up in a conservative, Christian home and earned a degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Christian Ministry from Belhaven University.

 

As a young adult, Christina assumed she had a solid understanding of how the world works. That changed when she and her husband became foster parents in 2014. The neat bow she had tied around her mental box of how the world works began to unravel.

 

What had previously been a category of people in her mind, people addicted to drugs, now had a name, face, and an infant son sleeping in the extra bedroom down the hall. Her foster care experience gave her an up-close look at the realities of addiction, drug use, and the far-reaching impact of our drug laws.

 

This became the catalyst for months of reading, questions, and listening as she tried to reconcile her beliefs as a Christian with the pain and suffering she saw first-hand. What she learned changed her mind. The laws she thought were the answer to keep people from using drugs she now saw as causing more harm than help to people made in God’s image.

 

Christina founded End It For Good out of her desire to invite others to listen to the voices directly impacted by our drug laws. She hopes that more people will explore the root causes of drug-related harm and consider a different approach. She wrote the book Curious: A Foster Mom's Discovery of an Unexpected Solution to Drugs and Addiction to share her story and the research and experiences that changed her mind about the best path forward to help people thrive, even in a world where harmful drugs exist.

 

Christina is married to her college sweetheart Thomas, and they live in Ridgeland, MS, with their three sons. On the weekends, you can find her biking, in a hammock reading a biography, or playing board games with the family.

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Andrea Thornton

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Originally born and raised in the Midwest, Andrea moved to Mississippi to attend Belhaven University and since then has called the South home. Though originally a fine arts major, she began working in accounting after college and eventually returned to Belhaven to earn an Accounting degree.

 

She has now worked in accounting, finance, and strategic operations for 18 years, both in private companies and as a consultant. Andrea’s career also enabled her to discover her passion for helping people, teams, and organizations become all they are called to be.

 

Andrea began working with End It For Good as a consultant in 2020 and was excited to formally join the team in 2023. After changing her mind about our current approach to drugs, she is now passionate about helping End It For Good fulfill its mission of helping others consider a health-centered approach to drugs that allows everyone to thrive.

 

She is actively involved in her church and enjoys spending time with her husband Sean and their two daughters at their home and farm in the country.

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Jane Clair Tyner

Executive Assistant & Development Coordinator

Jane Clair believed she understood addiction until her firstborn child, Asa, began suffering with a substance use disorder. While walking beside him through his journey, she learned her knowledge was purely academic. It did not prepare her for seeing the toll addiction took on her son and family.

 

In supporting Asa, she witnessed firsthand the lack of resources, understanding, and treatment options for those struggling with substance use as well as support for those who love them.

 

Asa lost his battle in January 2019, and the grief of this heartache led Jane Clair to seek ways to prevent other families from experiencing the same devastation. That journey led her to End It For Good. Her previous career experience is in business development with emerging software.

 

In her free time, Jane Clair’s hobbies include writing and beachcombing, and her interests include ocean conservation, Christian apologetics, and neuroscience. She also enjoys swimming, playing cards, and laughing with her children. Jane Clair is mother to Moses and Jahdai and three found hounds named Ike, Tina, and Lil D.

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Abigail Jones

Programs Manager

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Abigail trained to be a professional ballerina for 10 years before finding her strengths in administration and event coordination. She has worked in the private and nonprofit sectors, and her commitment to positive change and achieving goals led her to End It For Good where she manages program strategy and execution.

 

She has a deep love for her home state and the community she lives in, both of which have suffered significantly from the adverse effects of a criminal justice approach to drugs and addiction. This has given her a deep belief that End It For Good’s work could bring lasting positive change to communities across the country.

 

In her free time, Abigail is an avid reader and enjoys hiking, drinking coffee and spending time at home with her husband.

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