Previous Webinars


December 9, 2021 – “The Opioid Epidemic and the Impact of Race”


Andrew J. Bruck, New Jersey Acting Attorney General

Captain Jason Piotrowski, NJ State Police

Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP
Dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Interim Dean, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Jayme S. Ganey, LPC
Program Manager of Culture Connections
Family Connections

Slides from the presentation


November 18, 2021 – “Post-Operative Pain and Alternatives to Opioids”


Sarah Vi Cerreto

Slides from the presentation


October 28, 2021 – “Childhood Trauma Part II: Substance Use and Adverse Childhood Experiences”


Chief Christopher Leusner, Middle Township Police Department
David B. Levine, MD, FAAP – Atlantic Medical Group Pediatrics
Dave Ellis, Executive Director – Office of Resilience – New Jersey Department of Children and Families
Christopher A. Jakim, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division
Slides from the presentation


October 6, 2021 – “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day: How You Can Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic”


Lieutenant Commander Jamie Mells, PhD – U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps – Overdose Data to Action Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Slides from the presentation


July 29, 2021 – “The Opioid Epidemic: A Focus on Vulnerable Populations”


Christine Scalise – NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Katherine Findley, Ph.D. – NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Brad Christensen – NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs
Kathy Dodsworth-Rugani, Ph.D. – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Telehealth Program
Slides from the presentation


June 17, 2021 – “Data to Action: How the State Uses Data to Address the Opioid Epidemic”


Capt. Francis McGovern – New Jersey State Police
Jeffrey D. Laszczyk, Jr., PharmD – Administrator, NJ PMP
Suzanne Borys, Ed.D. – Assistant Division Director for the Office of Planning, Research, Evaluation, Prevention and Olmstead in the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
Slides from the presentation


May 20, 2021 – “The ALTO Program: Treating Pain without Opioids”


Alexis M. LaPietra, DO, FACEP
Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP

Dr. LaPietra’s presentation
Dr. Rosenberg’s presentation


April 22, 2021 – “Dr. Andrew Kolodny – One Year Later: The Opioid Epidemic During COVID-19”


Dr. Andrew Kolodny
Co-Director, Opioid Policy Research Collaborative Heller School for Social Policy and Management Brandeis University
Executive Director, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing

Slides from the presentation


March 18, 2021 – The Perfect Storm: COVID-19’s Impact on Addiction Over the Past Year


Lt. Jason Piotrowski – New Jersey State Police
Dr. Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP – NJ Depart. of Health, Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Health
Caitlin O’Neill, Director of Harm Reduction Service – New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition
Jenna Mellor, Executive Director – New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition
Slides from the presentation


February 11, 2021 – Burnout on the Frontline: Managing COVID-19 Fatigue


Kaitlin A. Caruso, Acting Director – NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
Chantal Brazeau, MD – Assistant Dean for Faculty Vitality – New Jersey Medical School & Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Robert Czepiel, Jr. – Assistant Attorney General, Chief Resiliency Officer – NJ Resiliency Program for Law Enforcement
Erika Shortway, Director of Recovery Services – Morris County Prevention is Key’s Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success (CARES)
Slides from the presentation