The following subcommittees have held regular meetings to consider the key issues, needs, and priorities of the opioid epidemic as it impacts and relates to their subcommittee area. The subcommittees will make recommendations for the final report, taking into consideration the general diversity of Philadelphia County, e.g., Youth, LGBTQIA, pregnant and parenting women, race, ethnicity, gender, etc.

All subcommittees will submit a written report to the Task Force summarizing their findings related to their specific subcommittee area and providing justification for their recommendations.

DATA ANALYSIS AND SHARING

Charge

  • Make recommendations for how to best enable and support the interagency sharing of data that is necessary for monitoring and reporting of the opioid epidemic.
  • Make recommendations related to data analysis, as well as data monitoring, reporting, and sharing that would positively impact the opioid epidemic.
  • All subcommittee recommendations should take into consideration the general diversity of Philadelphia County, e.g., Youth, LGBTQIA, pregnant and parenting women, race, ethnicity, gender, etc.
  • All subcommittees will thoroughly understand and analyze the key issues, needs, and priorities of the opioid epidemic as it impacts and relates to their subcommittee area.
  • All subcommittees will submit a written report to the Task Force summarizing their findings related to their specific subcommittee area and providing justification for their recommendations.

Meeting Locations

Subcommittee Timeline: January 18 – March 15, 2017 1st & 3rd Wednesday 9 – 11 a.m.

January 18th

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance)
Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
7th Floor Small Conf. Ctr.

Facilities Department:
Elizabeth Watts
Josephine Wright

February 1st

1101 Market. St. 8th Fl.
DBHIDS Addiction Service Conference Room

Facilities Department:
Shirley Coles

February 15th

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance)
Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
7th Floor Small Conf. Ctr.

March 1st

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance)
Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
7th Floor Small Conf. Ctr.

March 15th

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance)
Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
7th Floor Small Conf. Ctr.

Co-Chairs

Logistics Coordinator: Catherine Williams

Support/ Surrogate: Nadine J. Burton

Recorder/Report Drafter: Kelly Boettcher

Administrator: Pamela D. McClenton or Yvette Brown

Members

Robert Ashford, BSW
Lived experience

Ben Cocchiaro, MD, MPH
Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Marsha Zibalese-Crawford, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor Temple University, Co-investigator for the National Institute of Drug Abuse/ Evaluator/researcher for the Drug Free Communities

Rebecca Drake
DPH-MEO

Tara Garvey
Lived experience

Sara Gefvert
Lived Experience/ Founder/Director of MIPSA

Sam Gulino
DPH-MEO

Amy Jessop PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health, Director of HepTREC

Danica Kuncio
DPH-DDC-EPI

Stephen E Lankenau, PhD
Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention Director, DrPH Program -Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University

Jose Lojo
DPH-DDC-EPI

Dr. Samantha Matlin
Director of Evaluation and Community Impact at the Scattergood Foundation

David Metzger, PhD.
Director, HIV Prevention Research Division Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania

Matt Miclette, RN-BC, BSN
UPenn Policy Graduate Student

Lynn S. Mirigian, Ph.D.
Technical Assistance Center Project Director

Benjamin Mishkin
Assistant City Solicitor

James Moore
DPH-H&O

Dan Panusky
Intelligence Supervisor at Drug Enforcement Administration

Lia Pizzicato
DPH-DDC-EPI

Diane Schweizer
EMS Fire Department

Dr. Jerry Stahler
Temple University Professor Organized Temple’s Substance Abuse Research Consortium (TUSARC)

Kevin Thomas
Director of Research and Analysis for the Philadelphia Police Department

Sandy Vasko
DBHIDS Program Director

Curt Watkins
Chief Adult Social Services Defender Association of Philadelphia

Catherine Williams, PhD
Addictions Service Program Planning/Operations Administrator, DBHIDS

JUSTICE SYSTEM, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND FIRST RESPONDERS

Charge

  • Make recommendations for how to divert individuals from the criminal justice system who should instead be in the treatment system.
  • Make recommendations for how law enforcement, health system, and treatment system could better coordinate efforts to reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic, including:
  • All subcommittee recommendations should take into consideration the general diversity of Philadelphia County, e.g., Youth, LGBTQIA, pregnant and parenting women, race, ethnicity, gender, etc.
    • Increasing opioid treatment for people while in custody; and
    • Supporting a smooth treatment transition for people being released from custody.
  • All subcommittees will thoroughly understand and analyze the key issues, needs, and priorities of the opioid epidemic as it impacts and relates to their subcommittee area.
  • All subcommittees will submit a written report to the Task Force summarizing their findings related to their specific subcommittee area and providing justification for their recommendations.

Meeting Locations

Subcommittee Timeline: January 18 – March 15, 2017 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 9 – 11 a.m.

January 18th

1101 Market. St. 8th Fl. DBHIDS Addiction Service Conference Rm.

Facilities Department:
Shirley Coles

February 1st

1101 Market St. 11th fl. Philadelphia Bar Association Training Rm.

Facilities Department:
Dawn Petit

February 15th

1101 Market St. 11th fl. Philadelphia Bar Association Training Rm.

March 1st

1101 Market St. 11th fl. Philadelphia Bar Association Training Rm.

March 15th

1101 Market St. 11th fl. Philadelphia Bar Association Training Rm.

Co-Chairs

  • George D. Mosee, Jr. Esq. Retired First Assistant District Attorney/Interim Executive Director for the Philadelphia Anti-Drug, Anti-Violence Network, cell: 215-806-8086
  • Jeremiah Laster, Deputy Commissioner Emergency Medical Services Philadelphia Fire Department

Logistics Coordinator: Keena Cravison

Support/ Surrogate: Evelyn Finch

Recorder/Report Drafter: Lolita.Griffin

Task Force Administrator: Pamela D. McClenton or Yvette Brown

Justice System, Law Enforcement & First Responders Composition:

Total Membership w/Co-chairs = 23 Males = 16 / Females = 7

subcommittee Represents: PIR, Common Pleas Judge, Adult Probation Officers, Public Defender, Deputy City Solicitor, Research, TX Provider, District Attorney, CJMDO, PPP employee, Transit Police, H.I.D.T.A, Drug Enforcement, DBHIDS CJ Psychologist, Police Dept., Fire Dept., Dept. of Prisons, Drug Scan Vendor, Community Based Counseling Ctr.

Members

Hector Ayala
Executive Director Hispanic Community Counseling Services

Bryon Cotter
Director of Alternative Sentencing Defender Association of Philadelphia

Jeremiah Daley
Executive Director at Philadelphia/Camden H.I.D.T.A. /PPP Opioid Task Force Member

Benjamin H. Field
Deputy City Solicitor Affirmative and General Litigation Unit City of Philadelphia Law Department

Bruce W. Herdman, MBA, PhD
Chief of Medical Operations The Philadelphia Dept. of Prisons

William Judge
Police Sergeant External Services

Christopher McFillin, M.S.
Director Specialized Supervision Philadelphia Adult Probation Department
215.683.2167

Officer Linda Muraresku
City of Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole Department

Thomas J. Nestel, IIII
Chief of Transit Police
215-580-3640
Twitter: @TNestel3

Elvis Rosado
Person with Lived Experience, Prevention Point Philadelphia Coordinator of Education & Out Reach.
267-283-8231

Derek Ryker
Philadelphia District. Attorney’s Office Chief of the Diversions Court Unit

Honorable Sheila Woods-Skipper
President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia

Gail Groves Scott, MPH
Health Policy Fellow in Addictions Studies Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
717-468-6729

Cecilia Velasquez
Facility Director Gaudenzia DRC
215-991-9700

Joan Vieldhouse
Lived Experience
267-444-3026

Julie Wertheimer
Chief of Staff, Criminal Justice Managing Director’s Office City of Philadelphia
215.686.2131 phone
267.253.1752 mobile

Wilfredo Rodriguez BHS, CRS
Lived Experience,CBH Senior Member Services Representative, Certified Recovery Specialist, Behavioral Health Specialist, Training Support Person, WRAP Facilitator, Storytelling Facilitator, Group Facilitator
Work 215-413-3100 x 5273

Joseph F. Whelan
Senior Vice President DSI Medical Services
Director Contracts & Regulatory Oversight DRUGSCAN, Inc.
DSI Medical Services
M: (201) 240-0078/: 800-770-0531/ 15.443.0531
215-461-1720
DRUGSCAN, Inc.
215-674-9310/C: 201-240-0078

Glenn Wilson
Member of the Mayor’s Commission

Dr. Jean Wright
Criminal Justice Coordinator/Psychologist, DBHIDS
(Subject Content Experts)

Kristin Van Zant, MD
Medical Director, BHS Chances, Pathways to Recovery,
Interim House
267-294-5512 (W)
856-296-2110 (cell)

OVERDOSE PREVENTION AND HARM REDUCTION

Charge

  • Make recommendations for how health systems and broader communities can collaborate to reduce overdose deaths and harm.
  • Make recommendations of how to prevent overdose deaths and reduce harm through harm reduction strategies.
  • All subcommittee recommendations should take into consideration the general diversity of Philadelphia County, e.g., Youth, LGBTQIA, pregnant and parenting women, race, ethnicity, gender, etc.
  • All subcommittees will thoroughly understand and analyze the key issues, needs, and priorities of the opioid epidemic as it impacts and relates to their subcommittee area.
  • All subcommittees will submit a written report to the Task Force summarizing their findings related to their specific subcommittee area and providing justification for their recommendations.

Meeting Locations

Subcommittee Timeline: January 18 – March . 15, 2017 1st & 3rd Wednesday 9 – 11 a.m.

January 18th

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance) Community Behavioral Health (CBH) 11th Floor Conf. Rm.1154 “B”

Facilities Department:
Elizabeth Watts
Josephine Wright

February 1st

1401 JFK Blvd MSB suite 1450 (Side 2)

Facilities Department:
Mary Scalia

February 15th

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance) Community Behavioral Health (CBH) 11th Floor Conf. Rm. 1154 “C”

March 1st

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance) Community Behavioral Health (CBH) 11th Floor Conf. Rm. 1154 “B”

March 15th

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance) Community Behavioral Health (CBH) 11th Floor Conf. Rm. 1154 “B”

Co-Chairs

Logistics Coordinator: L’Oreal McCollum

Support/ Surrogate: Ramos Cruz

Recorder/Report Drafter: Mary Figgatt

Task Force Administrator: Pamela D. McClenton, 215-490-8178, or Yvette Brown

Task Force Timeline: 90 days (w/an additional 27 days to write report)

Overdose Prevention & Harm Composition:

Total Membership w/Co-chairs = 22 Males = 14 / Females = 8

subcommittee Represents: Latino Community, Emergency Medicine, Foundation, Police Dept., Research, PIR, Greens-root organizations, Faith Community, OAS, Recovery Housing, Prison Reentry, Project Homes, Action AIDS, Doctoral Candidate, Maternity, Pharmacy, Homeless Services, LGBTQIA

Members

Michael Vitali
Director, Community Health Solutions Adapt Pharma

Lt. Karyn Baldini
Lieutenant in PPD, runs the police’s naloxone program

Alyssa Bowers
Project Home

Jeanette Bowles, MSW
Dr PH Candidate Project SAFE/PPP Opioid Task Force Member

Scott Burris
Professor and Director-Public Health Law Research Center Temple University

Colette Green, MSS, LCSW
Director of Clinical Services Maternity Care Coalition

David Holloman, MS
Director of Chronic Homelessness & Community Outreach Office of Homeless Services

Frank A. James III, DPhil, PhD
New Chair for the Faith Based Advisory Board/ President and Professor of Historical Theology

Lee Roy Jordan
Lived Experience

Richard Ost
Partner, Philadelphia Pharmacy, Front and Lehigh

Carol Rostucher
Founder of Angels in Motion/Person with Lived Experience

Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor Community Health and Prevention Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health Assistant Professor Community Health and Prevention

Matt Tice, LCSW
Clinical Director Pathways to Housing PA

Evelyn Torres, MBA
Program Implementation Administrator Phila. Dept. of Public Health AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO)

Ricardo Tull
Office of Addiction Services Health Program Analysis Supervisor DBHIDS/Coordinator of CRAFT Project /Lived Experience

Max C. Tuttleman
The Tuttleman Foundation

Michael Vitali
Director, Community Health Solutions Adapt Pharma

Fred Way
Executive Director Pennsylvania Alliance of Recovery Residences (PARR)-Treasurer, National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR)
Executive Director at Philadelphia Association of Recovery Residences (PARR)

Brian Work, MD MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow Center for Public Health Initiatives MPH Faculty, MPH Program University of Pennsylvania
Chair, Board of Directors Volunteer Physician, Street side Health Clinic Clinical Site Director, Bridging the Gaps Prevention Point Philadelphia-Co-Director Volunteer Physician United Community Clinic

Hannah Zellman, MSW (she/her)
Director of Philadelphia FIGHT’s Institute for Community Justice
Project TEACH Outside Enhancing Linkages Project Prison Support Program Reentry Drop in Center Prison Health News

Jeanmarie Zippo RN
Behavioral Health Specialist Action Wellness (formerly ActionAIDS)
PPP Opioid Task Force Member

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES

Charge

  • Make recommendations for how education and prevention strategies can be used to mitigate impact of the opioid epidemic, including:
    • Raising awareness among health care providers, those directly affected by opioid dependence and the general public of the dangers of opioids;
    • Reducing over-prescribing of opioids by health practitioners
    • Educating the general public on how to intervene and support people who may be experiencing opioid abuse or dependency; and
    • Prevent people from misusing, abusing, or becoming addicted to opioids.
  • All subcommittee recommendations should take into consideration the general diversity of Philadelphia County, e.g., Youth, LGBTQIA, pregnant and parenting women, race, ethnicity, gender, etc.
  • All subcommittees will thoroughly understand and analyze the key issues, needs, and priorities of the opioid epidemic as it impacts and relates to their subcommittee area.
  • All subcommittees will submit a written report to the Task Force summarizing their findings related to their specific subcommittee area and providing justification for their recommendations.

Meeting Locations

Subcommittee Timeline: January 18 – March. 15 2017 1st & 3rd Wednesday 9 – 11 a.m.

January 18th

701 Market Street Intellectual disAbility Services 5th Floor, Suite 5200

Facilities Department:
Ciera Lighty

February 1st

701 Market Street Intellectual disAbility Services 5th Floor, Suite 5200

February 15th

701 Market Street Intellectual disAbility Services 5th Floor, Suite 5200

March 1st

701 Market Street Intellectual disAbility Services 5th Floor, Suite 5200

March 15th

701 Market Street Intellectual disAbility Services 5th Floor, Suite 5200

Co-Chairs

Logistics Coordinator: Ava Ashley

Support/ Surrogate: Andrea Stout & Rasmiyyah Gaines

Recorder/Report Drafter: Natalie Kotkin

Task Force Administrator: Pamela D. McClenton, 215-490-8178, or Yvette Brown

Public Education & Prevention Strategies Composition

Total Membership w/Co-chairs = 22 Males = 14 / Females = 8

Representations: PIR, Pain Med Doc’s, TCORS, Pharmacy, AIDS Edu, CRS, Emergency Medicine, MAT Providers, Hepatitis Coordination, Clinical SW, BH & D&A TX Providers, Faith Community, Young Adult

Members

Michael Ashburn, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Director, Pain Medicine, Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Penn Pain Medicine Center

Mark C. Austerberry
Executive Director
Philadelphia County Medical Society

Dr. Laura Bamford, MD, MSCE
Philadelphia Fight Assistant Professor of Medicine University Penn

Joseph F Carey Jr.
Malvern Institute, Clinical Aide, Recovery Educator, Lead Clinical Aide, and Utilization Management Assistant.

Mary K. Doherty,
Director Government and Strategic Partnerships CORA Services, Inc.

Dr. George Downs, PharmD
Dean Emeritus of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Philadelphia University Pharmacy School

Zachary F. Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine,Co-Director Center for Emergency Care Policy Research, Patient Safety Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Director NIDA Center of Excellence for Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV and HIV, Policy and Dissemination Core Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Orens
Person with lived experience.

Vaibhav (Vaib) Penukonda
Outreach and Enrollment Specialist Abbottsford Falls Family Practice and Counseling

Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone
Director, Division of Medical Toxicology Professor of Emergency Medicine Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Ann Ricksecker, MPH
Associate Executive Director and Director of The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Health Federation of Philadelphia

Kim Rubenstein
‎Lived Experience, Executive Director at Be a Part of the Conversation
Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS)

Clayton Ruley, MSS
Prevention Point’s Street-side Health Project Coordinator Runs the Suboxone Clinic

Elise Schiller
Person with lived experience.

Dr. Robert Sharrar
Executive Director, Safety, Epidemiology, Registries and Risk Management

Alex Shirreffs, MPH
Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator (VHPC)

Andrew Spiers
Clinical Social Worker Resources for Human Development’s Morris Home Program.

Faith Dyson-Washington, Ph.D.
Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Integrated Health Services Public Health Management Corporation

Mel Wells
President One day At A Time (ODAAT)

SERVICE ACCESS, BEST PRACTICES, AND TREATMENT PROVIDERS

Charge

  • Make recommendations of the range of services necessary for a comprehensive treatment approach
  • Make recommendations of ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of available treatment services
  • Make recommendations for how to ensure appropriate treatment access and quality of treatment, including facilitating “warm hand-offs” to opioid treatment after a non-fatal overdose
  • All subcommittee recommendations should take into consideration the general diversity of Philadelphia County, e.g., Youth, LGBTQIA, pregnant and parenting women, race, ethnicity, gender, etc.
  • All subcommittees will thoroughly understand and analyze the key issues, needs, and priorities of the opioid epidemic as it impacts and relates to their subcommittee area.
  • All subcommittees will submit a written report to the Task Force summarizing their findings related to their specific subcommittee area and providing justification for their recommendations.

Meeting Locations

Subcommittee Timeline: January 18 – March . 15, 2017 1st & 3rd Wednesday 9 – 11 a.m.

January 18th

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance) Community Behavioral Health (CBH) 7th Floor Large Conf. Ctr.

February 1st

1401 JFK Blvd MSB Suite 1450 (Side 1)

February 15th

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance) Community Behavioral Health (CBH) 7th Floor Large Conf. Ctr.

March 1st

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance) Community Behavioral Health (CBH) 7th Floor Large Conf. Ctr.

March 15th

801 Market Street (8th Street Entrance) Community Behavioral Health (CBH) 7th Floor Large Conf. Ctr.

Co-Chairs

  • Robert Holmes, Executive Director of the AMHA Clinic, 215-923-4202
    Note: Unable to attend 2/1/17
  • Gloria Maloney, BHSI Clinical Management Supervisor, 215-546-1200 x 4624

Logistics Coordinator: Natalie Charney

Support/ Surrogate: Randi McKeon

Recorder/Report Drafter: Victoria Prisco

Task Force Administrator: Pamela D. McClenton, 215-490-8178, or Yvette Brown

Task Force Timeline: 90 days (w/an additional 27 days to write report)

Service Access, Best Practice & Treatment Composition

Total Membership w/Co-chairs = 26 Males = 13 / Females = 13

subcommittee Representation: Faith Community, PIR, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, D&A Providers, MAT Providers, Latin Provider, OAS, DBHIDS, Addiction Psychiatry, CRC Nurse, Pending Trauma, BH Providers, Housing

Members

Yasser Al Khatib, MSN
Nurse Manager Crisis Response Center Temple/Episcopal Hospital PPP Opioid Task Force Member

Dr. Fred Baurer
Medical Director of Addictions Services at Kirkbride Center

Sandy Cini, MSW, M.Ed., LSW, CCS
Program Director Addictions Medicine and Health Advocates Inc. (AMHA) Outpatient and Opioid Treatment Services

Dr. Winston Collins
Author/Director JFK Behavioral Health Center

Joseph L. D’Orazio MD
Department of Emergency Medicine Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Assistant Professor, ‎Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical

Oluwatoyin Fadeyibi, Pharm. D, MPH
Pharmacy Consultant CBH

Art Fastman
Executive Director of Addiction Services NHS Eastern Region

Evan Figueroa-Vargas
Lived experience with substance abuse (specifically opioids, which includes opioid pain medication) Grew up in West Kensington, witnessing firsthand how the opioid epidemic has impacted instead community. In 2012 lost his brother to a heroin overdose. Has experience on how opioids affects the family. Has been involved with the Recovery Walks.

Angelita Alomar-Gilbert
Managing Director of Behavior Health Services PHMC

Dr. Rose Julius
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Adult and Quality Services (Subject Matter Expert)

Abigail Kay, MA, MD
Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Medical Education Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Roland Lamb
DBHIDS Deputy Commissioner

Deanna Lear, LSW
Project Coordinator, The Journey of Hope Project

Marvin Levine
DBHIDS Deputy Director Office of Addiction Services

Priya E. Mammen, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Public Health Programs Department of Emergency Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Silvana Mazzella
Director of Programs Prevention Point Philadelphia

James R. McKay, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Penn Center on the Continuum of Care in the Addictions, University of Pennsylvania,
Director, Center of Excellance in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Jim Peightel, MD
Addiction Psychiatry | RHD
2015 Recipient Robert Jones Award from the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society /PPP Opioid Task Force Member

Cheryl V. Pope, Ph.D.
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)
Vice President Health Services

Joe Pyle, MA
President Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation

Arlene Schofield, MEd CAC
Program Director Interim House West

Serge-Emile Simpson, MD
Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine/PPP Opioid Task Force Member

Sister Mary Scullion
Executive Director & co-founder Project HOM

John White
Consortium CEO