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About Us

Our Founders


Michelle R. Metje
BSW, MSOD, MAFr
President & Co-Founder
29 Years in Social Work

Robert Norris
Vice President & Co-Founder
37 Years of Corporate Experience

Corey D. Laykovich
9/16/1990 – 7/28/2013

Foundation History

  • In July of 2013, 22 year old Corey Daniel Laykovich was attacked within 3 blocks of his home. This assault resulted in his death, which escalated the crime to murder.
  • After Corey’s murder, his family quickly found out there were no victim’s advocates assigned to surviving victims of homicide (until someone is charged with the crime) in their precinct. Corey’s mother had been in Social Work for more than a quarter of a century, and this information came as a surprise to her. Therefore, after a great deal of research, Corey’s family and loved ones began “Corey’s Network, Inc.… a foundation for hope”.CNI (Corey’s Network, Inc.) was formed on June 1, 2014. It consists mainly of family members and others that were directly impacted by the death of Corey. They consist of professionals and cover a wide variety of backgrounds from medical to legal. Each are personally invested in the success of the program.