Conference on opioid addiction set for Oct. 26

Participating in a day-long conference on opioid addition are, from left, first row, Brittany Quinn, Esq., Luzerne County ADA; Theresa Langan, advancement assistant, Family Service Asssociaion of NEPA; Eugene Dziak, Director of Emergency Management, Wyoming Counity; James Gallagher, CEO, NE Behavioral Health Care Consortium; Amber Loomis, chief advancement officer, Family Service Association of NEPA; John Aciukewicz, Esq., 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; Chris Norton, Sr. 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 and community program supervisor, Family Service Association of NEPA; Rose Gallagher, director of clinical and Ccsework services, Family Service Association of NEPA; Chris Zellers, creative director, WVIA Digital, WVIA Public Media; Ben Payavis, CEO, WVIA Public Media; Terri Lacey, executive director of behavioral health initiative, The Commonwealth Medical College; Carol Greenwald, certified licensed professional counselor, Medical Oncology Associates - Submitted photo

Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the National Family Week Committee are proud to announce the date of the 9th Annual National Family Week Conference: “A Community Built to Conquer Opioid Addiction.”

This educational conference, on this important issue confronting members of our community, 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 will have the opportunity to attend four out of 12 workshops available in addition to hearing from Alexis Johnson, opening speaker, who will share her powerful story of addiction and long road to recovery.

Continuing education credits will be offered and 20 resource tables will be open for participants to visit and obtain pertinent information.

Cost is $30 per person or $15 per student. For more information on how you can be involved or to pre-register for the conference, contact Amber Loomis at [email protected] or 570-823-5144.

Participating in a day-long conference on opioid addition are, from left, first row, Brittany Quinn, Esq., Luzerne County ADA; Theresa Langan, advancement assistant, Family Service Asssociaion of NEPA; Eugene Dziak, Director of Emergency Management, Wyoming Counity; James Gallagher, CEO, NE Behavioral Health Care Consortium; Amber Loomis, chief advancement officer, Family Service Association of NEPA; John Aciukewicz, Esq., 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; Chris Norton, Sr. 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 and community program supervisor, Family Service Association of NEPA; Rose Gallagher, director of clinical and Ccsework services, Family Service Association of NEPA; Chris Zellers, creative director, WVIA Digital, WVIA Public Media; Ben Payavis, CEO, WVIA Public Media; Terri Lacey, executive director of behavioral health initiative, The Commonwealth Medical College; Carol Greenwald, certified licensed professional counselor, Medical Oncology Associates
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_NFW-Committee-2018-A.jpgParticipating in a day-long conference on opioid addition are, from left, first row, Brittany Quinn, Esq., Luzerne County ADA; Theresa Langan, advancement assistant, Family Service Asssociaion of NEPA; Eugene Dziak, Director of Emergency Management, Wyoming Counity; James Gallagher, CEO, NE Behavioral Health Care Consortium; Amber Loomis, chief advancement officer, Family Service Association of NEPA; John Aciukewicz, Esq., 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; Chris Norton, Sr. 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 and community program supervisor, Family Service Association of NEPA; Rose Gallagher, director of clinical and Ccsework services, Family Service Association of NEPA; Chris Zellers, creative director, WVIA Digital, WVIA Public Media; Ben Payavis, CEO, WVIA Public Media; Terri Lacey, executive director of behavioral health initiative, The Commonwealth Medical College; Carol Greenwald, certified licensed professional counselor, Medical Oncology Associates Submitted photo