An array of local, state and national power brokers came out to christen the newly opened Jenna’s House Saturday, a new community center in Johnson and the crown jewel of the local recovery network non-profit Jenna’s Promise.
The presence of political heavyweights like former presidential candidate and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic Rep. Peter Welch at the midday ribbon cutting opening the center and Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who received the organization’s first Inspiration Award and delivered a keynote speech at a formal dinner later that evening, reflected the support the innovative addiction treatment network has received as well as its ambition.
The opening of the center was a landmark moment for Greg Tatro, CEO of the G.W. Tatro construction company and Tatro family patriarch, who founded Jenna’s Promise with his wife Dawn and son, Gregory, and his wife, Amy, after his daughter Jenna died from a fentanyl overdose in 2019.