May 13, 2022

8:30 AM CDT - 8:32 AM
08:30 Invocation
8:33 AM CDT - 8:35 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Presented by:Phil Rutherford
08:33 Phil Rutherford, COO, Faces and Voices of Recovery
8:35 AM CDT - 8:55 AM
Opening Remarks
08:35 Peter Gaumond, Senior Policy Analyst, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
08:40 Mark Sanders LCSW, CADC, CEO of On The Mark Consulting and Founder of the Museum of African American Addictions Treatment and Recovery
8:55 AM CDT - 9:35 AM
Session I: Recovery Science and Community Mobilization
08:55 Corrie Vilsaint, PhD, Principle Investigator, Recovery Research Institute, Harvard Medical School:
09:15 Anita Bradley, MSW, LSW, LICDC-CS, CEO and founder, Northern Ohio Recovery Association. "Reversing Stigma as a Mechanism to Activate Communities Around Best Practices"
9:35 AM CDT - 10:35 AM
Session II: Recovery Community Organization, Legacies, and Stigma


09:35 Tony Sanchez, Director of Partnerships, Faces and Voices of Recovery: "Needs of Recovery Community Organizations Overview of Opioid Epidemic in the Black Community"
09:55 Michael E. Johnson, LMSW, CPRC, CPRM, Detroit Recovery Project, INC"Recovery with Dignity"
10:15 LeRoy Brown: "Eradicating Stigma In Black Communities through Innovative Strategies to Create Best Practices"
10:35 AM CDT - 10:45 AM
10 Minute Break
10:35 10 Minute Break
10:45 AM CDT - 11:30 AM
Session III: Faith
10:45 Akousa Dankwah, MPH, DrPH Class of 2022, Recovery Research Institute: "The Intersection of Church Clergy and Recovery Community Centers in Tackling the Opioid Use Disorder Crisis"
11:05 Pastor Monica DeLaurentis, ICCM Life Center: "The 4 T's"
11:30 AM CDT - 12:00 AM
30 Minute Break
11:30 30 Minute Break
12:00 PM CDT - 12:15 PM
Afternoon Session Opening Remarks
12:00 Jerome Adams, MD; Former U.S. Surgeon General, Purdue Presidential Fellow and Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives
12:05 H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH; Dean’s Executive Professor of Public Health at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California
12:10 Will Aklin, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator/ Director Behavioral Treatment Program, NIH/NIDA
12:15 PM CDT - 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion

Innovative Ways to
● Reverse Stigma in the Black Community
● Create Best Practices to Address Opioid Use Disorder in the Black Community

Panel participants
● Willie Pearl Evans, MAPL
● Allegra Comas, ACSW, MA, Friendly Housing Los Angeles
● LeRoy Brown, Twin Cities Recovery Project, INC.
● Nate Hurse, MSW, MBA, LICSW, LADC, Vice President of Minnesota Certification Board and Vice President of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)

1:00 PM CDT - 1:45 PM
Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Stigma and Intervention including Intersectionality/Sexuality

Breakout 2: Mental Health

Breakout 3: Recovery Support Services

Breakout 4: Youth

Breakout 5: Medicated Assisted Recovery

1:45 PM CDT - 2:15 PM
Calls to Action from Breakouts

Breakout leaders discuss one or two concrete recommendations for action

2:35 PM CDT - 3:35 PM
Session IV: Recovery Support Services for Pregnant and Parenting Women
02:35 Dora Dantzler-Wright, BS, CADC, NCRS, CPRS, RCT; Chicago Recovering Communities Coalition:
02:55 Bobbie Bledsoe, BSW, CPSS; Greater Louisville Recovery Project: "Black, Pregnant, Substance Abuse and Unheard: Breaking the Silence and Removing Treatment Barriers to Heal Future Generations"
03:15 Rev. Jan Brown, MSC, RCP, CPRS; SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul:
3:35 PM CDT - 4:00 PM
Concluding Remarks
Presented by:Phil Rutherford
03:35 Phil Rutherford, COO, Faces and Voices of Recovery
03:45 LaTricia Tate, Program Director, Twin Cities Recovery Project, INC.
4:00 PM CDT - 4:00 PM