Confronting the Heroin\Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania – Bradford

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania

Public Hearing

Confronting the Heroin\Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania

Friday – April 1, 2016
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Bromeley Theater – Blaisdell Hall
University of Pittsburgh – Bradford
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA  16701

9:30 am

Dr. Livingston Alexander, President, University of Pittsburgh – Bradford
Board Member, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania

9:35 am

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

9:40 am Panel 1

Sgt.  Marty Henneman, Pennsylvania State Police
Police Chief Chris Lucco, City of Bradford, PA
District Attorney Stephanie Vettenberg-Shaffer, McKean County
Sheriff Todd Caltagarone, Elk County

10:15 am Panel 2

District Attorney Andy Watson, Potter County
Colleen Wilber, Administrator, Potter County Drug & Alcohol Program
Gary Seefeldt, Chief, McKean County Adult Probation
Shane Nickerson, Mayor – Blossburg, PA

10:45 am  Panel 3

Angela Eckstrom, Executive Director, Cameron/Elk/McKean Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc.
Jennifer Greenman, Outpatient Supervisor, Cameron/Elk/McKean Alcohol & Drug  Abuse Services, Inc.
Thomas Patterson, Inpatient Manager, Maple Manor, Cameron/Elk/McKean Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc.

11:15 am  BREAK

11:25 am  Panel 4

Angela Chew, LCSW, Clinical Service Director, Dickinson Center
Tana Funair, Program Director, Dickinson Center
Dr. Brian Toth, Superintendent, St. Marys Area School District

11:55am Panel 5

Kim Cicon, Director, Emergency Department, Penn Highlands Healthcare, DuBois
Dr. Henri Lamothe, Emergency Room Physician, Bradford Regional Medical Center

12:25 pm

Closing Remarks
Senator Gene Yaw

12:30 pm


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