Meetings

Joint Policy Hearing: Pennsylvania’s Drug Epidemic

Meeting Agenda May 24, 2017

2:00 pm, Hearing Rm 1, North Office Bldg.

Roundtable Panelists:

**Each panelist will give an overview/comments/update on their organization’s/department’s view on legislation and policy issues of importance or concern – recently introduced, already enacted, or ideas for new legislation

Dr. Rachel Levine, Physician General, PA Department of Health

Laura Conrad, Deputy Secretary, Legislative Affairs, PA Department of Drugs & Alcohol (DDAP)

Susan Shanaman, Esq., Legal Counsel, PA Coroners Association | View Presentation →

Deb Beck, President, Drug & Alcohol Service Providers Organization of PA

Marianna Horowitz, Program Coordinator, PA Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO-A) | View testimony →

Kristen Varner, Director of Training & Advocacy and Denise Holden, CEO, RASE Project | View testimony →

Donald Holman, Parent Advocate

Member Q&A/Discussion with Panelists

august, 2017

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Joint Policy Hearing: Pennsylvania’s Drug Epidemic

Meeting Agenda August 16, 2016

2:00 PM

Welcome by Chair Kerry Benninghoff, Chair Mike Sturla, and Chair Lisa Boscola

2:05 PM

Opening Comments by Representative Maria Donatucci

2:10 PM

PANEL ONE

  • Sam Marshall, President and CEO, Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania
  • Mike Consuelos, Senior Vice-President for Clinical Integration, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
  • Gary Riddle, Vice President of Government Affairs, Healthcare Distribution Alliance

3:00 PM

PANEL TWO

  • Brian O’Neill, CEO and Founder, Recovery Centers of America
  • Deni Carise, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Recovery Centers of America
  • Linda Donovan-Magdamo, Executive VP, Resources for Human Development
  • Lisa Feldman, Behavioral Health Quality Assurance Manager, Resources for Human Development
  • Art Fastman, Executive Director of Addiction Services, NHS Human Services

3:50 PM

PANEL FROM PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Kathleen Reeves, MD, FAAP, Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion Professor of Pediatrics, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Ellen Unterwald, Ph.D., Director of Center for Substance Abuse Research and Professor of Pharmacology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

4:30 PM

MEETING ADJOURNED

Meeting Agenda August 2, 2016

 

2:00 PM

Welcome by Chair Benninghoff, Chair Sturla, and Chair Boscola

2:05 PM

Opening Comments by Representative Ed Gainey and Senator Jay Costa

2:10 PM

PANEL ONE

  • Marc Cherna, Director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • Dr. Latika Davis-Jones, Administrator, Allegheny County’s Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Abby Wilson, Deputy Director for Public Policy and Community Relations, Allegheny County Health Department

2:50 PM

PANEL TWO

  • Amy Shanahan, Clinical Administrator of Addiction Medicine Services, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
  • Dr. Michael Madden, Chief Medical Officer, Gateway Health
  • Adrienne Smith, Person in Long-Term Recovery

3:30 PM

PANEL FROM PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Renee Martin, Director of Education and Outreach
  • Becky Berkebile, Director of Drug Control Programs
  • Stephanie Chupka, Special Agent, Intelligence Unit

4:00 PM

MEETING ADJOURNED

Meeting Agenda June 22, 2016

9:30 AM

CALL TO ORDER

WELCOME FROM CHAIRMEN

INTRODUCTION OF ADMINISTRATION PRESENTER

9:35 AM

PRESENTATION FROM MEG SNEAD, GOV. WOLF’S POLICY OFFICE
RE: the Governor’s $34 million initiative to combat the heroin epidemic

** Discussion and Q & A Dialogue will follow presentation

10:00 AM

DISCUSSION ON HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

10:25 AM

DISCUSSION ON TENTATIVE NEXT CAUCUS MEETING – BEFORE AND AFTER BUDGET PASSAGE

10:30 AM

MEETING ADJOURNED

Meeting Agenda May 17, 2016

9:00 AM

CO-CHAIRMEN & MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS

9:05 AM

SEC. TENNIS INTRODUCTION & ADDRESS TO MEMBERSHIP

9:15 AM

GOV. WOLF APPEARANCE AND ADDRESS TO MEMBERSHIP

9:20 AM

CO-CHAIRMEN EXPLAIN MISSION, FOCUS & PRUPOSE OF CAUCUS

  • Outline a mission statement for Caucus & policy goals
  • Outline of current and proposed pieces of legislation
  • Outline of legislative goals and timeline of Caucus

9:40 AM

OPEN DISCUSSION AMONG MEMBERSHIP – ROUNDTABLE STYLE

(OPEN FORUM)

9:55 AM

PRIORTIZE GOALS/AGENDA FOR NEXT MEETING

10:00 AM

MEETING ADJOURNED