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Interfaith Summit on the Impact of the Opioid Crisis and the Role of Spiritual Leaders

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The NBTS Center for Clergy Care and SAMHSA
Present

An Interfaith Summit on the Impact of the Opioid Crisis and the Role of Spiritual Leaders

Date, Time and Place:
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, New Brunswick Theological Seminary

Meals:

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided

Target Audience:

Region II seminary presidents and/or deans, seminary professors (NJ/NYC/PR), key interfaith clergy from the region, community leaders, state government, and politicians (local, state and federal).  And, of course media. (This includes the three seminaries in PR)

Featured Speakers Include:

Dennis O. Romero, MA
Regional Administrator, DHHS Region II

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, FAAHPM
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center

Rev. Dr. Willard Ashley, SCP
Vice President of Community Relations, Director of the Center for Clergy Care, Associate Professor of Practical Theology, NBTS

Rev. Micah McCreary, Ph.D.
President
John Henry Livingston Professor of Theology,
New Brunswick Theological Seminary

 

Admission is free, but registration is required.   Please RSVP to Carmen.Negron@samhsa.hhs.gov

 

Schedule of the day:

TIME

PROGRAM

SPEAKER(S)

09:00

Registration

Resource Tables (see below), Continental Breakfast

09:30

Interfaith Prayers

Spiritual Leaders of diverse faith traditions offer a prayer (Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Yoruba-Lukumiprayers.)

09:45

Welcome – Purpose of the Day

Willard Ashley, DMin, SCP

Vice President of Community Relations, Director, Center for Clergy Care, Associate Professor of Practical Theology, NBTS

10:00

Greetings

Elected Officials & Special Invited Guests

10:30

Behavioral Health Landscape

Dennis Romero, MA

Regional Administrator

Region II: NJ, NY, PR, USVI, and Federally Recognized Tribes in the Northeast 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

11:00

Break

Resource Tables (see below)

11:15

Academic, Theological & Practical Perspective

Micah McCreary, PhD

President, New Brunswick Theological Seminary

John Henry Livingston Professor of Theology

11:45

Open Table – IAF

Jon Katov, Rachel M. Ludwig, George Cope(Open Table)

& Joe Morris (Industrial Areas Foundation – IAF)

12:30

Chat & Chew

Table Talk – Guided Questions from Presentations

Willard Ashley,Facilitator

1:30

Medical Perspective

Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, FAAHPM, Chairman of Emergency Medicine and Chief Innovation Officer
Alexia LaPietra, DO, FACEP, FAAEM
Medical Director of Emergency Medicine Pain Management
St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey

2:00

Law Enforcement Perspective

Joseph D. Coronato, Esq.

Ocean County Prosecutor

2:30

Hospital Administration

Perspective

Deborah Visconi,President and CEO

New Bridge Medical Center, Paramus, New Jersey

2018 NJ Hospital Administrator of the Year

3:00

Senior Substance Use Counselor Perspective

Imam (Ret.) Muhammad Hatim, PhD, DMin, BCCC, CADC, Admiral Family Circle Islamic Community, Senior Counselor, Substance Use/Mental Health Disorder

3:30

Closing Remarks Networking

Tables with information and resources will include: NBTS, SAMHSA, HRSA, OASH, HHS & ACF, Open Table, Industrial Areas Foundation, Mental Health Association of New Jersey, the American Red Cross, Office of Civil Rights (HHS), Integrity House, Narcotics Anonymous, and Walk Out Of Darkness.

Details

Date:
August 28
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue

NJ Campus
35 SEMINARY PLACE
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 08901 United States
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