Public Hearing: New Developments in the Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Crisis in Rural Pennsylvania

What: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on new developments in the opioid/substance use disorder crisis in Pennsylvania. The hearing will highlight new developments in the supply of narcotics, data resources that are available to track opioids/overdoses, funding for prevention and treatment services, and treatment workforce and staffing issues.


The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors

Senator Gene Yaw, Chair

Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, Vice Chair

Dr. Nancy Falvo, Pennsylvania Western University Clarion, Secretary

Mr. Stephen M. Brame, Governor’s Representative, Treasurer

Senator Katie J. Muth

Representative Dan Moul

Mr. Richard Esch, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Timothy Kelsey, Pennsylvania State University

Ms. Shannon M. Munro, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Dr. Charles Patterson, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Susan Snelick, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College

Mr. Darrin Youker, Governor’s Representative

Expected Presenters: Jeremiah Daley, Executive Director, and Tamar Wallace, Public Health Analyst, Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; Captain Patrick Beaver, Director, Policy and Legislative Affairs Office, Pennsylvania State Police; Dr. Glenn Sterner, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State Abington; Jeff Hanley, Executive Director, Commonwealth Prevention Alliance; Melissa Ferris, Executive Director, Fayette County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.; Jason Snyder, Director of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association; and Justin Wolford, Director of Outpatient Services, Cen-Clear.

When: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: Capitol Building, Room 8E-B, East Wing, Harrisburg, Pa.



Christine Caldara Piatos – Communications Manager

Center for Rural Pennsylvania

A Legislative Agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly

(717) 787-9555\RuralPennsylvania


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