Forum Focuses On Conquering Opioid Addiction
Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the National Family Week Committee announced the ninth annual National Family Week Conference: A Community Built to Conquer Opioid Addiction will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre. Participants can attend four out of 12 available workshops. Opening speaker, Alexis Johnson, will share her story of addiction and recovery. Continuing education credits will be offered and 20 resource tables will be available. Cost is $30 per person or $15 per student. For information or to pre-register, contact Amber Loomis at ALoomis@fsanepa.org or 570-823-5144. First row, from left, are attorney Brittany Quinn, Luzerne County ADA; Theresa Langan, advancement assistant, Family Service Association of NEPA; Eugene Dziak, director of emergency management, Wyoming County; James Gallagher, CEO, NE Behavioral Health Care Consortium; Amber Loomis, chief advancement officer, Family Service Association of NEPA; and attorney John Aciukewicz, executive director, CASA of Luzerne County. Second row: Michael Zimmerman, CEO, Family Service Association of NEPA; Jeff Romey, community relations coordinator, Community Care Behavioral Health; Audrey Brozena, community volunteer; Steven Ross, D&A program administrator, Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Drug & Alcohol Program; John Thalenfeld, CEO, Trion Industries Inc.; Michael Donahue, executive director, Wyoming County Human Services; Toni Cisowski, community volunteer; Helen T. O’Brien, community volunteer; and Chris Norton, senior vice president of community engagement, WVIA Public Media. Also participating are: Stefanie Salavantis, Luzerne County District Attorney; Jason Harlen, CEO, WVADS, Inc.; Richard R. Silbert, MD, senior medical director, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization; Janice Oriel, interagency coordinator, LIU 18; Mari Sue Sack, Intensive Family Reunification Services case manager, Family Service Association of NEPA; Jessica Ives, Case Management & Community Program supervisor, Family Service Association of NEPA; Rose Gallagher, director of clinical and casework services; Family Service Association of NEPA; Chris Zellers, creative director-WVIA Digital, WVIA Public Media; Ben Payavis, chief operations officer, WVIA Public Media; Terri Lacey, executive director of Behavioral Health Initiative, The Commonwealth Medical College, and Carol Greenwald, certified licensed professional counselor, Medical Oncology Associates.