U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region II Summit: Opioids – A Public Health and Public Safety Crisis

Welcome/Open Remarks

Dennis E. Gonzalez

Acting Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Intergovernmental and External Affairs

April Smith-Hirak, PhD

Acting Regional Health Administrator, U.S. Department Health and Human Service, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

VADM  Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH

U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General

Colette Lamothe-Galette, MPH

Director of Population Health, New Jersey Department of Health

Howard Zucker, MD, JD

Health Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

Dennis Romero, MA

Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Valerie L. Mielke, MSW

Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addition Services

Introduction to the Opioid Crisis

Dennis Romero, MA

Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Best Practices Panel – Part 1

Hillary Kunins

Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Best Practices Panel – Part 1

Susan Herman, JD

Deputy Commissioner, New York Police Department

Best Practices Panel – Part 1

Brian F. Sands, MD

Section Chief for Substance Use Disorder Services, Veteran Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System

Best Practices Pane – Part 1

Gale Burstein, MD,

Commissioner, Erie County Department of Health

Introduction to the Opioid Crisis

Former Governor James McGreevy, JD

Executive Director, Jersey City Employment and Training Program

Best Practices Panel – Part 2

Robert Budsock

President and CEO, New Jersey Integrity House

Best Practices Panel – Part 2

Michael Orth, MSW

Acting Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health

Best Practices Panel – Part 2

Joan Loughnane, JD

Acting Deputy, Office of the U.S. Attorney – Southern District of New York

Laura Trueman

Principal Deputy Director, Office of the Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Closing Remarks

Dennis Romero, MA,

Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

On behalf of HHS Region II Office of the Secretary Intergovernmental and External Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. We appreciate your participation.

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