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The Opioid Solutions Leadership Network

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    The Opioid Solutions Leadership Network

    NACo, in partnership with Vital Strategies, is excited to announce the members of the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network: a national cohort of 30 county leaders pursuing innovative and evidence-based solutions with opioid settlement funds.

    The goals of the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network are to:

    • Elevate the role of counties in effectively investing settlement funds to save lives and address the needs of people with substance use disorders and
    • Provide a platform for county leaders to share knowledge and offer support to their counterparts across the country.

    Over the next year, members of the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network will explore opioid abatement strategies across the substance use continuum of care (i.e., prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction); travel to one another’s communities to see opioid solutions in action; and receive expert guidance from NACo’s partners at Vital Strategies.

    Opioid Solutions Leadership Network Members

    Hon. Kevin Boozel
    Commissioner
    Butler County, Pa.

    Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch
    Director of Health and Human Services
    Baltimore County, Md.

    Brandy Carney
    Director, Department of Public Safety & Justice Services
    Cuyahoga County, Ohio

    Lauren Carr
    Executive Director, Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention
    Graves County, Ky.

    Marlene Collick
    Deputy Director of Community Corrections
    Genesee County, Mich.

    Hon. Lee Constantine
    Commissioner
    Seminole County, Fla.

    Scott Coughenour
    Executive Director, Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
    Erie County, Pa.

    Brad Finegood
    Strategic Advisor, Department of Public Health
    King County, Wash.

    Hon. Catherine (Cassie) Hall
    Commissioner
    Mineral County, Nev.

    Lisa Harrison
    Health Director
    Granville and Vance Counties, N.C.

    Hon. Brian Holt
    Supervisor
    Walworth County, Wis.

    William "Billy" Horbatt
    Municipal Alliance Coordinator, Division of Behavioral Health
    Monmouth County, N.J.

    Hon. Donna Iannone
    Commissioner
    Sullivan County, Pa.

    Jessica Jaramillo
    Interim Director of Behavioral Health Services
    Bernalillo County, N.M.

    Debra Kubitskey
    Assistant Administrator
    Jackson County, Mich.

    Michael Lappen
    Behavioral Health Services Administrator
    Milwaukee County, Wis.

    Jamie Michael
    Director of Health and Human Services
    Doña Ana County, N.M.

    Jenine Miller
    Director of Behavioral Health
    Mendocino County, Calif.

    Hon. Gary Moore
    Judge/Executive
    Boone County, Ky.

    Hon. Karen Moore
    Commissioner Chair
    Gladwin County, Mich.

    Hon. Dan Mosley
    Judge/Executive
    Harlan County, Ky.

    Hon. Mark Potts
    Mayor
    Jefferson County, Tenn.

    Hon. Greg Puckett
    Commissioner
    Mercer County, W.Va.

    Kimberly Reilly
    County Alcohol and Drug Coordinator
    Ocean County, N.J.

    Danny Scalise II
    Public Health Director
    Burke County, N.C.

    Susan Smith
    Health Officer
    Wood County, Wis.

    Captain Selenamarie Suber
    Program Coordinator/Captain, Community Partnership Paramedicine Program
    Pasquotank County, N.C.

    Hon. Reagan Taylor
    Judge/Executive
    Madison County, Ky.

    Hon. Gloria Whisenhunt
    Commissioner
    Forsyth County, N.C.

    Hon. Kathryn Whittington
    Commissioner
    Ashtabula County, Ohio

    View Leadership Network Members

    Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. In November 2021, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a five-year, $120 million investment to help combat the overdose crisis in the hard-hit states of Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The initiative builds on work of the previous three years in Michigan and Pennsylvania, launched in 2018 with $50 million, and expands the work to promote improved federal policies. The partnership between Vital Strategies, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Johns Hopkins University, CDC Foundation and Global Health Advocacy Incubator is helping to strengthen and scale up evidence-based, data-driven policies and interventions to reduce overdose risks and save lives. To find out more, please visit www.vitalstrategies.org or Twitter @VitalStrat.

    NACo is grateful for the interest and commitment from county leaders across the country who applied to represent county excellence in opioid settlement implementation through the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network.

    NACo's Opioid Solutions Center is supported in part by Arnold Ventures and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Opioid Solutions Leadership Network is made possible through our partnership with Vital Strategies and with additional support from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

    The Opioid Solutions Leadership Network is a learning and leadership-building community of county officials pursuing innovative and evidence-based solutions with opioid settlement funds. 
    2022-12-19
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    2023-01-20

NACo, in partnership with Vital Strategies, is excited to announce the members of the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network: a national cohort of 30 county leaders pursuing innovative and evidence-based solutions with opioid settlement funds.

The goals of the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network are to:

  • Elevate the role of counties in effectively investing settlement funds to save lives and address the needs of people with substance use disorders and
  • Provide a platform for county leaders to share knowledge and offer support to their counterparts across the country.

Over the next year, members of the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network will explore opioid abatement strategies across the substance use continuum of care (i.e., prevention, treatment, recovery and harm reduction); travel to one another’s communities to see opioid solutions in action; and receive expert guidance from NACo’s partners at Vital Strategies.

Opioid Solutions Leadership Network Members

Hon. Kevin Boozel
Commissioner
Butler County, Pa.

Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch
Director of Health and Human Services
Baltimore County, Md.

Brandy Carney
Director, Department of Public Safety & Justice Services
Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Lauren Carr
Executive Director, Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention
Graves County, Ky.

Marlene Collick
Deputy Director of Community Corrections
Genesee County, Mich.

Hon. Lee Constantine
Commissioner
Seminole County, Fla.

Scott Coughenour
Executive Director, Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Erie County, Pa.

Brad Finegood
Strategic Advisor, Department of Public Health
King County, Wash.

Hon. Catherine (Cassie) Hall
Commissioner
Mineral County, Nev.

Lisa Harrison
Health Director
Granville and Vance Counties, N.C.

Hon. Brian Holt
Supervisor
Walworth County, Wis.

William "Billy" Horbatt
Municipal Alliance Coordinator, Division of Behavioral Health
Monmouth County, N.J.

Hon. Donna Iannone
Commissioner
Sullivan County, Pa.

Jessica Jaramillo
Interim Director of Behavioral Health Services
Bernalillo County, N.M.

Debra Kubitskey
Assistant Administrator
Jackson County, Mich.

Michael Lappen
Behavioral Health Services Administrator
Milwaukee County, Wis.

Jamie Michael
Director of Health and Human Services
Doña Ana County, N.M.

Jenine Miller
Director of Behavioral Health
Mendocino County, Calif.

Hon. Gary Moore
Judge/Executive
Boone County, Ky.

Hon. Karen Moore
Commissioner Chair
Gladwin County, Mich.

Hon. Dan Mosley
Judge/Executive
Harlan County, Ky.

Hon. Mark Potts
Mayor
Jefferson County, Tenn.

Hon. Greg Puckett
Commissioner
Mercer County, W.Va.

Kimberly Reilly
County Alcohol and Drug Coordinator
Ocean County, N.J.

Danny Scalise II
Public Health Director
Burke County, N.C.

Susan Smith
Health Officer
Wood County, Wis.

Captain Selenamarie Suber
Program Coordinator/Captain, Community Partnership Paramedicine Program
Pasquotank County, N.C.

Hon. Reagan Taylor
Judge/Executive
Madison County, Ky.

Hon. Gloria Whisenhunt
Commissioner
Forsyth County, N.C.

Hon. Kathryn Whittington
Commissioner
Ashtabula County, Ohio

View Leadership Network Members

Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. In November 2021, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a five-year, $120 million investment to help combat the overdose crisis in the hard-hit states of Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The initiative builds on work of the previous three years in Michigan and Pennsylvania, launched in 2018 with $50 million, and expands the work to promote improved federal policies. The partnership between Vital Strategies, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Johns Hopkins University, CDC Foundation and Global Health Advocacy Incubator is helping to strengthen and scale up evidence-based, data-driven policies and interventions to reduce overdose risks and save lives. To find out more, please visit www.vitalstrategies.org or Twitter @VitalStrat.

NACo is grateful for the interest and commitment from county leaders across the country who applied to represent county excellence in opioid settlement implementation through the Opioid Solutions Leadership Network.

NACo's Opioid Solutions Center is supported in part by Arnold Ventures and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Opioid Solutions Leadership Network is made possible through our partnership with Vital Strategies and with additional support from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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