Welcome to the OverdoseFreePA Speaker’s Bureau

The speakers within this bureau have been nominated by the Single County Authority of each participating county. They have been nominated because of their expertise on topics related to overdose prevention, Substance Use Disorder treatment, recovery and other overdose-related topics.

Organizations interested in hosting a speaker may browse the list of speakers under each participating OverdoseFreePA county. Clicking on the speaker's name will provide a list of approved topics and contact information for each speaker. Host organizations and speakers are responsible for scheduling and arranging each engagement. Upon each completed engagement, we ask that you complete related Speaker Evaluation Forms.

View details on the process for requesting a speaker.

County

Topics

Select all
Addiction as a Disease
Co-occurring Disorder Recovery
Codependency
Community Resources for Addiction
Current Trends
Ethics-Burnout
Family Dynamics
Harm Reduction Based Strategies
Implementing Naloxone Prescriptions
Living in Addiction
Living in Recovery
Medication Assisted Treatment
Medication Disposal Program
Opiate Safety: The Role of Naloxone
Overdose Prevention
Overdose Prevention & Response with Naloxone
Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
Overdose Prevention (Courts)
Overdose Prevention (Educator Perspective)
Overdose Prevention (Faith-Based/Clergy Perspective)
Overdose Prevention (Healthcare Provider Perspective)
Overdose Prevention (Law Enforcement Perspective)
Overdose Prevention (Long Term Recovery)
Overdose Prevention (Recovery Perspective)
Peer Counseling
Person in Long-Term Recovery
Personal Experience
Prescription Drug Abuse
Prevention Programming and Participation
Project MEDS
Recovery Process
Recovery-Oriented System of Care
Statistics
Substance Use Treatment
William J. Lorman
: Addiction as a Disease
: Medication Assisted Treatment
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
: Overdose Prevention (Healthcare Provider Perspective)
: Substance Use Treatment
20
Vincent Mercuri
: Addiction as a Disease
: Codependency
: Current Trends
: Family Dynamics
: Medication Assisted Treatment
: Overdose Prevention (Healthcare Provider Perspective)
: Prescription Drug Abuse
: Recovery Process
: Substance Use Treatment
15
18
Tracy Donbach
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
21
Susan Pryor
: Living in Addiction
: Living in Recovery
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
: Overdose Prevention (Recovery Perspective)
111
Silvana Mazzella
: Addiction as a Disease
: Harm Reduction Based Strategies
: Medication Assisted Treatment
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
: Overdose Prevention (Healthcare Provider Perspective)
22
Shelley Smith
: Addiction as a Disease
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
21
Sandy Cini
: Addiction as a Disease
: Medication Assisted Treatment
: Substance Use Treatment
20
Nancy L. Butts
: Community Resources for Addiction
: Overdose Prevention (Courts)
: Prevention Programming and Participation
100
Maun Flanagan
: Addiction as a Disease
: Co-occurring Disorder Recovery
: Medication Assisted Treatment
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
: Overdose Prevention (Healthcare Provider Perspective)
: Overdose Prevention (Long Term Recovery)
: Peer Counseling
: Substance Use Treatment
20
Matt Weintraub
: Overdose Prevention (Law Enforcement Perspective)
20
22
Ken Montrose
: Addiction as a Disease
: Ethics-Burnout
: Recovery-Oriented System of Care
: Substance Use Treatment
17
22
18
Kathleen Gilberti
: Addiction as a Disease
: Person in Long-Term Recovery
: Substance Use Treatment
103
100
Karl E. Williams
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
: Overdose Prevention (Healthcare Provider Perspective)
: Statistics
15
Jim Bechtel
: Addiction as a Disease
: Medication Assisted Treatment
: Substance Use Treatment
20
22
Jeff Geibel
: Recovery-Oriented System of Care
17
Eric G. Hulsey
: Addiction as a Disease
: Medication Assisted Treatment
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
: Overdose Prevention (Educator Perspective)
: Recovery-Oriented System of Care
: Substance Use Treatment
15
22
18
David Fialko
: Addiction as a Disease
: Medication Assisted Treatment
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
: Overdose Prevention (Healthcare Provider Perspective)
: Substance Use Treatment
20
Ashley Potts
: Overdose Prevention
: Personal Experience
111
Angelica Fiore
: Addiction as a Disease
21
Andrew M. France, Jr.
: Addiction as a Disease
: Overdose Prevention (Community Perspective)
: Overdose Prevention (Faith-Based/Clergy Perspective)
: Recovery-Oriented System of Care
: Substance Use Treatment
103
100
102
101
Amanda Mayer
: Medication Disposal Program
: Project MEDS
20
22
Alice Bell
: Harm Reduction Based Strategies
: Implementing Naloxone Prescriptions
: Opiate Safety: The Role of Naloxone
: Overdose Prevention & Response with Naloxone
15
18

Community Voices

A blog by our special guest writers about everything from overdose to recovery.

No thumbnail available

Fentanyl

Across Pennsylvania, heroin, pharmaceuticals, and other illicit drug use continues to increase leading to an unknown number of fatal and non-fatal overdoses. Within this mix of illicit drugs, there is[...]
No thumbnail available

PA DHS Centers of Excellence

Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of drug overdoses in men ages 12-25 and eighth among the general population. However, there are often waiting lists for a person seeking[...]