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OUR FOUNDER - JACKSON'S STORY

Not An Easy Fix’s originator, Jackson Rannells, first came up with a vision for a community healing & honoring event in Somerville NJ in 2018.
He and many of 
his good friends had lost numerous mutual friends within just a few years. With the help of his dad, he successfully created a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, formed a professional Board and created a committee of loyal and talented friends setting the ball in motion.
An application was filled out to hold the event on Division Street in Somerville NJ in the fall of 2018, but then for a few 
reasons it was decided to switch plans to the summer months of 2019. The excitement was growing, however, Jackson
had his own personal 
struggle with addiction and the process had to be delayed as he sought

treatment. Then, when the opportunity arose again to resurrect the event, the plight of Covid

struck our world and, as we all know too well, many hopes and dreams had to be put on hold.

 

Jackson had several good years and experiences while in recovery, gaining new perspective through maturity as well as discovering the foundational strength he found in his Christian

faith walk. He deeply believed in the transformational power of Christ and openly shared his spiritual journey.  He wanted to offer his story so that others could benefit and he truly wanted

to help others especially those younger than himself to steer them away from the temptation of experimenting with dangerous substances. He had the idea of conducting multi-media

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Jackson grew up in Bridgewater NJ. He was an intelligent, creative, witty, passionate, caring and loyal friend. Those around him knew of his strong energy, convincing charm and fearless antics. He moved with his family in 2007 to Branchburg NJ, enrolling in Somerville High School. Unfortunately, soon thereafter, some poor choices launched his personal journey with addiction which started in his teen years and worsened in his 20’s after being prescribed an opioid medication for an injury. The epidemic had begun and it knew no boundaries regarding its targets.

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assemblies in local middle and high schools to 

convey this urgent message. Unfortunately, on February 18, 2021, a relapse involving fentanyl poisoning took his life. His family and friends will never be the same, but in his name and in honor of his deceased friends and so many other loved ones lost in Somerset County NJ and beyond, Not An Easy Fix and its team is now coming together to make a difference in the lives of others and in our communities.

OUR TEAM

Jackson had nothing but love and loyalty for his family and amazing friends.  To honor his legacy and to make a difference, they are now stepping up to hopefully help save lives
and change the direction of this societal scourge.  

Committee Members

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Board of Directors


Dan LaMountain – Owner, LaMountain Marketing Communications LLC, Somerville

 

Fr. Ronald N. Pollock – Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Somerville

Jack Rannells – Attorney, JRannells Law PC/Baker & Rannells PA, Somerville

 

Rick St. Pierre - Proprietor, Verve Restaurant, Somerville

James D. Watson – Owner, JDW Sports Management LLC, Bridgewater

Our Volunteers

We are proud to add the support of those individuals who have expressed interest in being involved with the projects and goals of Not An Easy Fix. Our mission and its success would not be as strong without them.

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Janet Mary Pizzelli • Sarah Nemeth • Brenda Petti Ryan
• Samantha Chavez • Amanda Hildago • Nick Donnadio

• Edie Velchek • Phyllis Kalmback

Step up and join our great team of volunteers! To be a part, please contact us at info@notaneasyfix.org

 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS 

 $1000-$3500

Cheryl Daveiga • Vanessa Remley

 

 

 

 $500-$999

Patrick Mannion • Rick St. Pierre • Melinda Walsh

 $300-$499

Dan LaMountain • Fr. Ron Pollock • James Watson

$100-$299

Susan Antin • Barry & Bess Hopfel • Fran & John Leroux

Voltage Therapy Electric

$10-$99

Nick Donnadio • Ian Fealey • Max Ferreira • Phyllis Kalmback

Mike Kerwin • Theresa Matay • Gracie

 Thank you for your support! 

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