About Us

Brenda Zane

Our Story

Hopestream Community’s genesis is found in a passion project started by Brenda Zane after her son struggled for years with a high-risk lifestyle and addiction – culminating in two fentanyl overdoses in three days.

From her intense desire to prevent other parents from experiences like hers, she began a podcast and online community for moms in early 2020. In 2021, Cathy Cioth, community member and impacted parent, joined Zane to grow the organization and serve more families


Today, Hopestream Community is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization driven by a collective of experienced professionals and parents. We’re fiercely passionate about improving the lives of families impacted by substance misuse, addiction, and mental health challenges.

We host two distinct and private parent communities, a weekly podcast, educational experiences, retreats, and local meetups serving those who identify as parents or caregivers to teens and young adults who struggle with substance misuse and mental health.

Cathy Cioth (L) and Brenda Zane, Co-founders
Hopestream Community vision for healthier families

our vision

Our vision is to create safer, healthier communities. We do this by supporting and empowering families to make positive changes when they’re impacted by a child’s substance misuse.

Hopestream Community support for parents

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower parents by providing them with the knowledge, support, and resources they need to create positive change when their child is struggling with substance misuse and mental health challenges.

We Believe

You are not the cause of your child’s substance use

You can have a tremendously positive influence on your child’s life and motivation to change

You can help your child change through science and kindness rather than disengaging and letting them hit rock bottom

We support all methods and forms of recovery, including medication and harm reduction

We practice unapologetic, radical self-care and believe positivity and mindfulness are powerful tools in helping our children get healthy

We support parents and young people of all races, genders and identities, faiths, and socioeconomic statuses

Our voices are powerful and must be heard. When we have the capacity, we advocate for our children

As families, we are stronger together

Words from our trusted partners

advisors & Contributors

Our team consists of battle-tested parents and professionals dedicated to helping radically change the experience of having a child who’s misusing substances and struggling with mental health. 

Brenda is the co-founder of Hopestream Community, a CRAFT-trained parent coach, and Mayo Clinic certified health and wellness coach. She hosts the Hopestream podcast and enjoys spending time with her four kids, the oldest of whom is thriving in a healthy life in recovery.

Co-Founder, Hopestream Board Member

Cathy is the Co-Founder of Hopestream Community, a CRAFT-trained parent coach and mother of two kids who struggled with substance misuse. She is the Community Director in The Stream, and sits on the Board for Hopestream Community.

Cathy Cioth

Co-Founder, Hopestream Board Member

Dina is a CRAFT-trained parent coach and holds a Masters in psychology. Her son, Parker, is in recovery from a harrowing nine years of drug use, including IV heroin. She was a high school teacher, counselor, admissions director, and Vice Principal for 36 years. Dina sits on the Board of Hopestream Community.

Dina Cannizzaro

M.A., PPS, Counseling Psychology, Parent Coach, Hopestream Board Member

Holly is a Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Facilitator and Parent Coach with the Partnership to End Addiction, Meditation Teacher, and holds a BA in Psychology. She has worked with Make a Wish, Hospice of the East Bay and coaches parents whose young adults struggle with substance use and mental health issues. Holly is also the mother of four young adults.

Holly O'Dea

Parent Coach, Board Certified Health
& Wellness Coach

Lisa is a psychotherapist, Executive Coach and Brené Brown Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator. She holds an MA in somatic psychology and specializations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts, Family Systems Theory, Trauma-based healing and is an Addictions Specialist.

Lisa Pepper Satkin

MA, MFT, Executive Therapeutic Coach & Consultant

Pattie is an author, blogger and frequent conference speaker on the topic of living with grief, loss, and substance use disorder - a distinct shift in focus after losing her son, Joel, to a drug overdose in 2017 and partnering with her daughter, Rebekah, throughout her addiction and into recovery.

Pattie Vargas

Parent Coach, Author, Certified Grief Professional

Steve joined Hopestream Community to host our men's community, The Woods. Steve brings both lived and personal experiences as a father to a son who struggled with substances and as a therapist. Steve is in the process of obtaining his Invitation to Change certification.

Steve Andrews

Parent coach, MA, LMHCA

Cindy holds a masters degree in social work (Ret. LCSW, CEAP, CADC), specializing in addictions and organizational systems. Her oldest son's struggle with substances led her to study Positive Psychology and she became a parent coach for The Partnership to End Addiction. Cindy is a program consultant for the Family Restoration Program of St. Matthew's House, Justin's Place Recovery.

Cindy Yoder-Brown

Ret. LCSW, CEAP, CADC, Parent Coach