Confronting the Heroin\Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania – Aliquippa

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Public Hearing
Confronting the Heroin\Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania
Thursday – June 2, 2016
The Fez, Aliquippa, PA


9:30 AM – Welcome
Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania

9:35 AM – Opening Comments
Senator Gene Yaw, Senator John Wozniak, Senator Camera Bartolotta,
Senator Elder Vogel and Representative Robert Matzie

9:45 AM
John Lovelace, President, Government Programs and Individual Advantage, UPMC
Dr. Michael England, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Dr. James N. Jacobson, Behavioral Health Medical Director, Gateway Health

10:20 AM
Dr. Janice Pringle, Director, Program Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Dr. Julie Kmiec, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UPMC/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

10:45 AM
Dr. Edward Zelich, Superintendent, Charleroi School District
Dr. Roberta DiLorenzo, Superintendent, Washington School District
Jack Manning, President, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce

11:20 AM – BREAK

11:30 AM
Janine Valko, BSN, RN, CEN, Director, Emergency Department, Mon Valley Hospital
Cheryl Andrews, Executive Director, Washington County Drug and Alcohol Commission
Kate Lowery, Director, Beaver County Behavioral Health Drug and Alcohol Program

Dr. Bryan Negrini, Negrini Medical Associates
Amanda Cope, RN, Positive Recovery Solutions
Joshua Nirella, VP, PA Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

12:30 PM
Gene Vittone, District Attorney, Washington County
David Lozier, District Attorney, Beaver County
Joshua Lamancusa, District Attorney, Lawrence County

1:00 PM – Closing Remarks
Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania

1:10 PM – Adjournment

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