Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

Chicago/Oakbrook, IL-  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11am – 1pm (CT)
Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis has become America’s #1 public health emergency. Treatment professionals are in a position to influence everyday citizens and policy makers alike, but finding the right avenues can be a challenge. At the same time, treatment professionals can struggle with staying up-to-date on the latest developments in America’s prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.
To address these needs, Addiction Professional magazine has organized a lunch’n’learn in Chicago to discuss how treatment professionals can better work together and become effective change agents for educating the public as well as helping to bring about a comprehensive prevention and broad-based treatment strategy.
Upon attending this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand recent developments in the opioid crisis and its impact on the local community
  • Prepare discussion points to share with the community
  • Explore ways treatment professionals of all types can better work together to ensure a recovery-oriented system of care
One hour of continuing education credit will be available. 
Thought Leadership Partner


Dr. Nancy Joseph 
Sovereign Health
Dr. Nancy Joseph is a licensed psychologist and received her doctoral degree in psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana‐Champaign. In addition, she has trained at the Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, the Boston Veterans’ Affairs Hospital, and McLean Hospital. She currently serves as the site training director at Sovereign Health San Clemente. As part of her duties, she supervises psychology students in the doctoral and postdoctoral internship program. Dr. Joseph specializes in the delivery of empirically supported therapeutic interventions including CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing. Another important component of her direct care is providing support and psychoeducation to families as they help loved ones navigate their process of recovery. As a clinician, she values providing empirically supported and client driven care to adult and youth populations presenting with complex psychopathology in real world treatment settings. As part of her commitment to the scientist‐practitioner model, she has also developed a line of scholarly inquiry that aligns with her clinical interests in implementation science.
Joseph Troncale, MD
Medical Director, Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers
Joseph Troncale, MD is Retreat’s Medical Director. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Troncale has established himself as one of the premier physicians working in the field of addiction. He is both a fellow and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and was named Outstanding Clinician by Addiction Magazine in 2010. A published author, Dr. Troncale has contributed content to both Saunders Manual of Medical Practice & When to Call the Surgeon as well as numerous articles in addiction journals.
After graduating from the University of Alabama in 1974 he went on to complete his residency at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1979. Since then he has taken on various roles within the medical field focusing primarily on addiction medicine. In the past, he has served as the Medical Director of two other prominent inpatient facilities.
Burke Halinovych, LCSW, CADC
Clinical Program Manager, Foundations Chicago
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Burke Halinovych is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC) who joined the Foundations Chicago team in June 2016. He attended Northern Illinois University for his undergraduate degree and earned his Master of Social Work from Chicago’s Loyola University, focusing on clinical mental health. Halinovych’s career almost took a detour when he was drafted as a baseball player by the Kansas City Royals. He spent three years in the Royals’ minor league organization before returning to college to finish his undergraduate studies. It was there that an intercultural communications class opened him up to a whole new world. Halinovych took a job at a therapeutic day school, where he fell in love with the therapeutic process and helping people who are struggling. Halinovych’s passion for his work comes from his life mission to create a world of connection and belonging by healing his own wounds, building relationships with his environment, and being of selfless service to others. Burke realizes that what he wants for his patients is what he truly wants for himself. Halinovych has worked hard at healing his own wounds to ensure he is always prepared to help whoever is going to come through that door. He’s always challenging himself to learn and grow because he takes Foundations Chicago’s work very seriously. In addition to his formal training, Halinovych has advanced psychic training and experience with energy healing modalities. Even outside of work, Halinovych is always learning. He spends his leisure time pursuing ancient wisdom and knowledge, studying different ideological belief systems, practicing meditation and furthering his consciousness. He also enjoys hiking and going on walks through nature, facilitating or participating in various kinds of meditation and working with other people in a psychospiritual capacity.
Warren Heard Ms.Ed., LCPC, CADC
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). Over the past 12 years I have had unique opportunities to work with a wide range of clients in a variety of settings. For the past 8 years I have focused primarily in the area of addictions working in inpatient, outpatient, and medically assisted treatment settings utilizing evidenced based approaches. Currently I manage and supervise Presence Health’s outpatient substance abuse program in Westchester IL where we provide level I and II treatment as well as medically assisted treatment. Additionally, I continue to work individually with clients who struggle with both mental health and substance use disorders in a private practice setting. These experiences have broadened my professional knowledge and have enabled me to better understand the disease of addiction and how treatment can be successful.

Maggiano's Little Italy
240 Oakbrook Center
Oakbrook, IL 60523

*There is a $25 registration fee, but all attendees will receive a $25 American Express gift card at the conclusion of the event.
Registration is required to attend; seating is limited.