Friday, April 8th, 2022 from 9:00-3:00

Catskills Addiction Coalition
4th Annual Community Action Summit

An In-Person and Virtual Event! 

Group Lecture

THANK YOU
to all who attended! See you in 2023! 

THANK YOU
to all who attended! 

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High Fives

EVENT

to invite members of the Catskills region and surrounding communities to participate in our Annual Community Action Summit that aims to continue the work of building recovery-friendly communities and reduction of the harm and stigma associated with substance use. 

 

We are excited

Join us in discussing the lived experience of individuals affected by SUD, criminal justice responses, cannabis legislation, and your role in other regional approaches to building healthier communities. 

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Jason Tompkins, CRPA-P, Project Director, Catskills Addiction Coalition

SPEAKERS

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Justine Waldman, M.D.

CEO Reach Medical

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Berthilde Dufrene, DNP, MSNEd, BSN, AAS, CARN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer for the NYS OMH Corrections Based Operations

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Jen Metzger, PhD

NYS Cannabis Control Board Member

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Gillian L. Schauer, PhD, MPH

 Executive Director of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA)

Lived Experience Panel Members

Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chair of the Catskills Addiction Coalition

Tiffani Gager, CHW, Chenango Health Network

Kayleigh Madormo,Opioid Response Program Coordinator Catskills Hudson Area Health Education Center

Julia Reischel, Project Director, Rural Communities Opioid Response Program at Margaretville Memorial Hospital

Chad Storey, Lieutenant, Ulster County Sheriff's Office, ORACLE lead

Jason Tompkins, CRPA-P, Project Director, Catskills Addiction Coalition

Joe Damone, CAC
Lindy Lapin, ONC Boces

Juan Figueroa, Sheriff, Ulster County

Julianah Abimbola Ogundimu, Opioid Use Disorder System Specialist, Ulster County Sheriff's Office

Lucinda Grovenberg, M.D.

Peter Kusminksy, Sheriff, Greene County

Jessica Merck, Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, Ulster County

AGENDA

8:30

Registration & breakfast

Medication Take Back

Memorial Tree

9:15

Federal Supports for Recovery-Friendly Communities: A Community Dialogue

9:50

Harm Reduction: The Foundation of Building Recovery-Friendly Communities

11:30

Criminal Justice Responses to the Addiction Epidemic

1:10

Youth Project

2:00

Harm Reduction and Prevention: Community Health Workers and Certified Peer Recovery Advocates

9:00

Welcome and Overview

9:40

From 2018 to 2022: Gains and Challenges in Preventing SUD/Addiction and Creating   Recovery-Friendly Communities in the Catskills Region

10:30

The Lived Experience of SUD/Addiction

12:30

Working lunch

1:30

Legalized Cannabis   

2:15-3:00

Narcan Training

Summary & Evaluations

End

HIGHLIGHTS

Congressman Antonio Delgado representing New York's 19th congressional district, addressed important topics surrounding substance use disorder and harm reduction at the federal, state and local level for our Summit. Thank you, Congressman! 

Highschool students from ONC Boces in Grand Gorge, NY worked with their teacher, Lindy Lapin along with local photographer and CAC Steering Committee member, Joe Damone to create thoughtfully constructed murals focused on hope for substance use disorders. 

 
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Vanessa Campos, 1st Place

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K.G. 3rd Place

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Steven Martin, 2nd Place

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J.F., Honorable Mention

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Memorial Tree dedicated to our friends, neighbors and loved ones. 

Sessions from our Summit
  

Visit our YouTube channel to see other sessions! 

LOCATION

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EVENT LOCATION

April 8, 2022, 9:00-3:00
8:30 Registration, Breakfast & Medication Take Back

MTC Community Center
61 Academy St. 
Margaretville, NY 12455


SPONSORS

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Our Incredible Sponsors & Partners

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School of Nursing

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