Confronting the Heroin\Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Public Hearing
Confronting the Heroin\Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania

Tuesday – September 20, 2016
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
711 Pratt Drive – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA

 

9:30 AM

Welcome
Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Senator Don White, Pennsylvania Senate, 41st Senatorial District

9:40 AM

Opening Comments
Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania

9:45 AM
Ms. Debbie Friday – Parent

10:00 AM
Honorable Jeffrey Held, Mayor, Apollo, PA and Director, RAID
Mr. J. Gary DeComo, Armstrong County District Magistrate

10:25 AM
Mr. B. J. Pino – Chief Operating Officer, Citizen’s Ambulance Service
Mr. Jerry Overman – Indiana County Coroner

10:50 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM
Mr. Patrick Dougherty – Indiana County District Attorney & Indiana County Drug Task Force
Mr. David Rostis – Indiana County Chief Detective & Indiana County Drug Task Force Supervisor
Combined Testimony

11:25 AM
Ms. Kami Anderson – Executive Director, Armstrong, Indiana, Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission
Ms. Pam Gehlmann – Executive Director, Alliance Medical Services, Johnstown, PA
Mr. Louis Wagner, Jr. – Executive Director, Spirit Life, Inc.

11:55AM

Closing Remarks
Senator Don White and Senator Gene Yaw

12:00 noon

Adjournment

Additional Testimony
Adam P. Lightcap NREMT-P, PA EMS Instructor
Randy Thomas, EMT-P, Director of Operations and Daniel Christy, EMT-P, Operations Manager Citizens’ Ambulance Service
Combined Testimony