2018 Speakers

Shannon Hartley
Shannon Hartley
Chief Marketing Officer
Shatterproof
Shannon Hartley is the Chief Marketing Officer for Shatterproof. She leads the teams responsible for delivering the programs focused on ending the stigma associated with addiction and the educational resources to support families seeking information on prevention, evidence-based treatment and recovery support. Her team leads the program, fundraising and volunteerism activities for Shatterproof. She has more than 20 years of marketing and strategy experience. Hartley is a founding member of FORCE (Female Opioid Research & Clinical Experts). She began her career at Procter & Gamble in customer insights and sales roles. She led neuroscience/mental health customer insight and global strategy at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Most recently, Hartley was the Managing Director of Razorfish Health, a customer engagement agency that is part of Publicis Healthcare, the largest healthcare marketing and communications network in the world. She is a graduate of Miami University and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
Real Costs of Rx Pain Meds, Opioids and Substance Use in the Workplace: What Employers and Communities Can Do


Dan Hartung
Dan Hartung
PharmD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Oregon State University / Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy
Dan Hartung, PharmD, MPH, is a pharmacist, Associate Professor of Pharmacy in the Oregon State University / Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy, and an investigator in the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center. Hartung received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin, Master of Public Health with emphasis biostatistics and epidemiology from OHSU, and he completed a pharmacy residency at the Portland VA Medical Center, and outcomes research fellowship at Oregon State University. His work involves pharmaceutical health services research, with a specific focus on pharmacy benefit design and delivery within state Medicaid programs. He is currently leading a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded effort to explore how Medicaid policies involving Rx opioids affect high-risk opioid utilization and opioid-related health outcomes. He is also principal investigator on an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded project to develop and pilot a toolkit to help community pharmacists improve their use of state prescription drug monitoring program data and ultimately improve the safety of opioid use in the community.
Safe Rx Opioid and Naloxone Dispensing Toolkit: Pilot Study Results


Maggie Hassan
Maggie Hassan
U.S. Senator
(D-NH)
United States Senator Maggie Hassan is committed to working with members of both parties to represent New Hampshire values and to solve problems in order to expand middle class opportunity, support small businesses, and keep America safe, secure, and free. She is the second woman in American history to be elected both Governor and United States Senator, along with fellow New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, Senator Hassan is working to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis; expand access to job training and make college more affordable for our students and families; help innovative businesses grow and create good jobs; and build a more inclusive economic future where all people who work hard to get ahead can stay ahead.

She is also focused on strengthening national security; protecting Social Security and Medicare; ensuring that veterans get the services that they need and deserve; combating climate change and preserving our natural resources; and protecting a woman's right to make her own health care decisions.

Senator Hassan's committee assignments allow her to focus on these as well as other critical priorities facing New Hampshire's families, small businesses, and economy. She is a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP); the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and the Joint Economic Committee.

Senator Hassan was drawn to public service as an advocate fighting to ensure that children like her son Ben, who experiences severe disabilities, would be fully included in their communities and have the same opportunities that all parents want for their children.

In 1999, then-Governor Shaheen asked her to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Adequacy in Education and Finance Commission. Her experience as a business attorney and as a parent of a child who experiences disabilities enabled her to provide a unique perspective as the commission did its work.

Senator Hassan was first elected to the New Hampshire Senate in 2004, serving the people of the 23rd District, which included ten Seacoast towns. During her six years in office, she was selected by her colleagues to serve as President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader of the State Senate.

In 2013, she was sworn in as the 81st Governor of New Hampshire. Throughout her two terms as Governor, she responsibly balanced the state budget; created a business-friendly environment that encouraged innovation and saw New Hampshire's unemployment rate drop to among the lowest in the nation; worked to implement a comprehensive, hands-on approach to the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis; and froze in-state tuition at state universities for the first time in 25 years while lowering tuition at community colleges.

Maggie Hassan earned her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from the Northeastern School of Law. She and her husband, Tom, who serves as the President of School Year Abroad, live in Newfields and are the proud parents of two children, Ben (29) and Meg (24).
Plenary Session: Congressional Leaders Update


Anne  Hazlett
Anne Hazlett
Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Anne Hazlett serves as the Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture. An Indiana native, she has a deep and lifelong passion for rural America, small towns and the people who call them home.

Anne has worked on agriculture and rural issues for over fifteen years. Serving as legal counsel for the Agriculture Committees in both the U.S. House and Senate, Anne has been an advocate for rural communities on many issues important to rural America from Farm Bill legislation to broadband and nutrition programs.

In addition to her service on Capitol Hill, Anne also served as Director of Agriculture for her home state of Indiana and Chief of Staff for Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. In these key leadership roles, she worked to ensure that Indiana's agriculture industry and rural business sector were a significant part of the state's economic revitalization.

At USDA, Anne is leading the Rural Development mission area to create an environment for rural prosperity, from greater access to broadband connectivity and medical care to workforce training through distance learning. In this work, she is particularly passionate about helping families and community leaders touched by the opioid epidemic find hope and partnership in building a brighter future.

Hazlett is a graduate of Kansas State University and the Indiana University School of Law. She also holds a master's degree in agricultural law from the University of Arkansas.
Plenary Session: Agency Update


Maura Healey
Maura Healey
Attorney General
Massachusetts
Since January 2015, Maura Healey has served as the Attorney General of Massachusetts, leading the People's Law Firm in the fight for fairness and equality. Since assuming office, Healey has focused on expanding economic opportunity by addressing rising energy and health care costs, tackling student loan debt, and ensuring fair treatment for workers and a level playing field for businesses. Healey has also gained national prominence for her leadership in combatting the state's opioid epidemic, including expanding addiction prevention training for young people. Healey is a graduate of Harvard College and Northeastern University School of Law.
State Leadership on the Opioid Epidemic - Hosted by National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)


Barbara Henry
Barbara Henry
RPh, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Barbara Henry has nearly 30 years of managed care experience and is currently a Lead Pharmacy Specialist at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) serving members in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut. In this role her responsibilities focus on the development and management of multiple formularies, and the creation of quality programs with a patient-centric and value-based approach. She also provides leadership in the execution of pharmacy strategy including comprehensive drug cost management initiatives and monitoring medical and pharmacy drug trends. Her areas of professional interest focus on appropriate opioid prescribing, substance use disorder, and adolescent behavioral health. She leads HPHC’s cross functional team addressing the opioid crisis and participates in her local coalition and the Norfolk County Prescription Drug Task Force lead by the District Attorney.
Health Plans Address America’s Opioid Epidemic with Evidence-Based Strategies


Daniel  Hicks
Daniel Hicks
Manager, Prevention Services
Ventura County Behavioral Health
Dan Hicks is Manager of Prevention Services for Ventura County Behavioral Health Department. A graduate of Princeton University, Hicks has been an alcohol and drug policy advocate more than 20 years, working closely with city and county governments, public safety agencies and retail establishments. He has facilitated policy discussions of among elected officials, police officers, parents groups and regional media; led policy change efforts to address underage and binge drinking and youth marijuana abuse; and has advanced Rx drug and heroin prevention strategies in cooperation with schools and law enforcement to achieve common goals. Physician outreach and education, direct mail and e-marketing, and paid media placement have all been employed to destigmatize overdose response and facilitate local action. Since October 2014, Hicks has co-led Ventura County’s Overdose Prevention and Rescue Project, reaching thousands of county residents with potentially life-saving information. The project places a heavy focus on quality data collection and analysis in order to target precious prevention resources. Today, fatal and nonfatal overdose data are combined with other community indicators to systematically expand and target overdose prevention efforts for this community of 850,000 residents.
The Intersection of Law Enforcement and Healthcare: Increased Utilization of California's PDMP


Seth S. Himelhoch
Seth S. Himelhoch
MD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Seth S. Himelhoch, MD, MPH is a board-certified psychiatrist and a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Himelhoch completed his internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and completed a fellowship in health services research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine under the auspices of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (2001-2003). He is currently a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky. Himelhoch’s program of research focuses on developing and testing interventions to improve access and outcome of care for people with co-occurring psychiatric and drug use disorders. This work has been funded by The National Institutes of Mental Health, Drug Abuse, and Heart, Lung and Blood grants, among others. Throughout his career, he has published extensively in high impact journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry, AIDS, JAIDS, American Journal of Addictions, and Psychiatric Services. Of note, he is currently a Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (2017-2020), where he and his team are working to develop interventions to assist rural communities suffering from the consequences of the opiate epidemic.
Do the Next Right Thing: A Family-Centered and Multidisciplinary Approach to Substance Use Disorder Treatment among Perinatal Women


Julianne Himstreet
Julianne Himstreet
PharmD, BCPS, VA Academic Detailing Service National Program Manager
VA Eugene VA Healthcare Center
Dr. Julianne Himstreet graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degrees in pharmacy and microbiology in 1995 and completed a Doctor of Pharmacy at Oregon State University/Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997. She then completed a PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She worked for two years as a Pharmacy Supervisor at the U.S. Army Medical Clinic in Hohenfels, Germany, and then transitioned to the VA Roseburg Healthcare System-Eugene Healthcare Clinic, where she worked for 15 years as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Primary Care. During this time, she also worked for VA Central Office's Office of Public Health as the Senior Clinical Advisor, providing tobacco cessation education for clinical staff at VA medical facilities. She is now an Education and Training National Program Manager for VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Service's Academic Detailing Service and works out of Eugene, Oregon.
VA Best Practices: S.T.O.P. P.A.I.N Initiative and Practice Guidelines


Kim Holland
Kim Holland
MBA, Vice President, State Affairs
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Kim Holland is Vice President, State Affairs, for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation's largest health insurer covering more than 106 million people – one-in-three Americans – providing coverage to individuals in every ZIP code across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In her role with BCBSA, Holland is responsible for ensuring that Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan interests are represented in the development of federal and state legislative and regulatory positions and priorities involving commercial insurance and Medicaid. Additionally, Kim she is BCBSA’s corporate lead in the association’s response to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Prior to joining BCBSA, Holland spent over 20 years as an employee benefit consultant and independent agency executive. In 2005, she was appointed Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner by Gov. Brad Henry to fill an unexpired term, and in 2006 became the first woman elected to the post. Holland resides in Ft. Worth, Texas, with her husband Jim and near her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
The Role of Third-Party Payers in Promoting Multi-Disciplinary Care


Jason Hoppe
Jason Hoppe
DO, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado
Dr. Jason Hoppe is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist at the University of Colorado and Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center with a career focus on Rx opioid safety and maximizing the utility of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). He serves as co-chair for Colorado’s statewide PDMP task force and is a founding member of the coordinating committee for the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. Through these groups he has worked extensively to improve Colorado’s PDMP. His research using PDMPs has resulted in several published projects linking PDMP and clinical data. These projects have lead to further grant funding for three additional large scale PDMP implementation and evaluation projects. He has worked extensively with the Colorado Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Public Health to improve and evaluate the Colorado PDMP.
Improving Clinician PDMP Interventions: Unsolicited Reports, Provider Report Cards and Mandated Use


Sara Howe
Sara Howe
MS, CHES, Chief Executive Officer
Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
Sara Moscato Howe, MS, CHES, is Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH). Her responsibilities include state and federal policy analysis and advocacy efforts on behalf of the IABH's membership. Howe also oversees the planning and implementation of IABH’s substance abuse prevention programs: Operation Snowball and the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute. She is Chair of the Illinois Department of Human Services Social Services Advisory Council, a member of Illinois’ Human Services Commission, and serves as Public Policy Chair of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Howe holds a master's degree in health promotion with a research emphasis in collegiate peer alcohol abuse prevention and a bachelor's degree in health promotion from Purdue University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.
A Parity Framework


Joseph Hsu
Joseph Hsu
MD, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon
Carolinas HealthCare System
Joseph Hsu, MD, is Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at Carolinas HealthCare System and has over 10 years of experience as an orthopaedic traumatologist. He has clinical expertise in surgical interventions, limb salvage, orthopaedic infections and fragility fractures. His current research interests are in lower extremity disability, Rx drug overdoses and fall prevention. Hsu has several peer-reviewed publications in the field of orthopaedic trauma and hip fractures, and he has experience working within clinical consortiums at a national and international level. He has extensive experience in the military and civilian organizations with creating and implementing clinical practice guidelines.
Using EHR-Based Clinical Decision Supports to Affect Opioid Prescribing Behavior


Courtney Hunter
Courtney Hunter
MPA, Director, Advocacy and Government Affairs
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Courtney Hunter joined the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit that supports families struggling with their son or daughter's substance use, in 2009. She has worked in various roles at the Partnership, with the media relations department, state alliance program and the program department, managing The Meth Project. In her current role as Director, Advocacy and Government Affairs, Hunter works closely with families to advocate for more resources at the federal level and increased access to addiction treatment. Hunter graduated cum laude with a degree in political science and Spanish studies from the University of Minnesota. She received her Master in Public Administration degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in 2013.
Empowering Families: How to Address a Loved One’s Opioid Use and Become a Family Advocate


Edward Jacoubs, MSW
Edward Jacoubs, MSW
Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects
Plymouth County District Attorney's Office
Edward Jacoubs is director of grants and special projects for the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. He brings to the board experience designing and implementing programs for off-track youth, and he has authored and received numerous grants focused on supporting Map Academy’s target population. Jacoubs will help facilitate change for high-risk youth through his deep connections to local organizations that can provide resources and supports to Map Academy students and families. Additionally, he is the chair of the Map Academy Board of Trustees.
Drug-Endangered Children: How Law Enforcement, Child Protection Agencies and Schools Can Help


Sherani Jagroep
Sherani Jagroep
MPH, Public Health Analyst
Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA
Sherani Jagroep is a Public Health Analyst with the Atlanta Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), based in the North Carolina Division of Public Health. In the four years since receiving her Master of Public Health in evaluative sciences from Stony Brook University, Jagroep has worked as a Research Co-Investigator on a reproductive health study in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and as a Data Analyst with Physicians for Reproductive Health and Ipas. She joined the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch in February 2017 as a Public Health Analyst, supporting both the public health and public safety sector with data requests and surveillance of the opioid epidemic in North Carolina.
It's More Than Opioids: Polysubstance Use in North Carolina
Data-Driven Initiatives to End Overdoses


Frank James
Frank James
MD, JD, FASAM, FACLM, Vice Chair, Payer Relations Committee
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Dr. Frank James earned his law and medical degrees at Southern Illinois University. He is board certified in general, child and adolescent, and forensic psychiatry, as well as addiction medicine. James spent his clinical years providing inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services in underserved areas in the Ohio Valley. He developed a specialty outpatient clinic for opioid use disorder (OUD). His treatment model focused on the integration of group therapy and psychotropic medication management with the use of urine drug screens (UDS) and medication assisted treatment (MAT). For the last seven years, James has worked in managed care. He provides large behavioral health organizations guidance in drafting evidenced-based benefit guidelines specific to OUD treatment and service, including level of care determination, MAT prior authorizations, and UDS coverage determination. His current focus is medical/behavioral integration and alternative payment model development substance use disorder services. James is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Finance Committee, Vice Chair of ASAM’s Payer Relations Committee, and Alternate to ASAM’s Board of Directors for Region III. He helped develop ASAM’s Public Policy on Hepatitis C treatment, including recommendations for integrating Hepatitis C treatment in SUDs treatment programs, as well as looking at alternative payment models.
Drug Testing in Clinical Practice: When, What, Who and How


Margaret Jarvis
Margaret Jarvis
MD, DFASAM, Director of the Division of Addiction Medicine
Neurosciences Institute at Geisinger Health System
Margaret Jarvis, MD, DFASAM, is the Director of the Division of Addiction Medicine in the Neurosciences Institute at Geisinger Health System. She began her work at Geisinger by being the Medical Director for Marworth Treatment center, which she has done from 1999 to the present. She has worked extensively with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, serving on the board of directors (currently as Vice President) and on many committees. She also chairs the Quality Improvement Council and, in that capacity, has overseen the creation of the recent publication, “Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine.”
Drug Testing in Clinical Practice: When, What, Who and How


Nancy Jennings
Nancy Jennings
BSN, RN, Beyond Birth Nurse Navigator
University of Kentucky HealthCare
Nancy Jennings has more than 24 years of OB/GYN nursing experience. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky in 1986. Jennings currently serves as the lead Perinatal Recovery Facilitator for the PATHways Beyond Birth program at University of Kentucky HealthCare. The program provides women a treatment model to improve skills to actively manage their recovery and engage in attachment-based parenting, while also providing opportunities for continuing education and job training. These are all critical to long-term recovery and improving psychosocial and physical health.
Do the Next Right Thing: A Family-Centered and Multidisciplinary Approach to Substance Use Disorder Treatment among Perinatal Women


Christopher M. Jones
Christopher M. Jones
PharmD, MPH, Director, National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
Dr. Christopher M. Jones currently serves as the Director of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Prior to joining SAMHSA, he served as Acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Data Policy and Director of the Division of Science Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Office of Science and Data Policy is the HHS focal point for policy research, analysis, evaluation, and coordination of public health, science, and data policy activities, and provides authoritative advice and analytical support to HHS leadership on public health, science, and data policy issues and initiatives. Jones also has served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) drug abuse and overdose activities, where he focused on strategic policy development and implementation, engaging national and state partners, and conducting research to improve policy and clinical practice. During his career, Jones has served as Senior Public Health Advisor to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, led the FDA’s Drug Safety and Risk Communication team, and served on the Science Team in the CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile. He received his bachelor's degree from Reinhart College, his doctorate degree in pharmacy from Mercer University, and his master's degree in public health from New York Medical College, and he is currently completing his doctorate degree in public health at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Jones has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications on the topic of drug abuse and overdose. Jones is a member of the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board.
Addressing the Opioid Crisis Begins at the Border