Health Care

Opioid Summit Set for Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Community Opioid Summit II will be held Wednesday at the Covelli Centre.

The event, which is open to the public and free of charge, will run from10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m,. It is sponsored by Mahoning County Juvenile Court and Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

The program will be moderated by Derek Steyer of WFMJ-TV.

Speakers include:

  • Tracy Plouck, director, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Guy Burney, Youngstown CIRV Commission
  • Darryl Alexander, executive director, YUMADAOP
  • Dr. David Kennedy, Mahoning County coroner
  • Dr. Daniel Brown, Meridian HealthCare
  • Dr. Joseph Sitarik, Neil Kennedy Recovery Center
  • A representative of the Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • A person and family member who have experience with addiction.

U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, and Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, will each provide video messages at the summit.

Refreshments will be available.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.