North Carolina Heroin Summit


Save the Date: North Carolina Heroin SUMMIT

What: Join North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, law enforcement, members of the NC medical community, NC legislators, military veterans and people who have used or been impacted by heroin, where we will discuss legislative solutions to heroin use and heroin related drug overdose in North Carolina.

Where: NC Legislative Auditorium, 16 W Jones St, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27603

When: Thursday, 2/12/2015

Time of Event: Registration: 8am-9am, Event: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Schedule: To Download the Summit Schedule Click Here

Speaker Bios: To Download the Speaker Bios Click Here

Sign up: Due to Seating Capacity Limits, Registration is Now Closed.  If you are a legislator though you are welcome to still stop by. 

Summit Agenda:

  • Stories of Heroin Use

  • Heroin Use in NC
  • Heroin and Syringe Use
  • Heroin and Drug Overdose
  • Heroin and Faith
  • Community Members and Law Enforcement Saving Lives with Naloxone (Narcan)
  • What is Heroin Doing to Our Communities?
  • Legislative Solutions: How to Handle Syringes and Biohazard
  • Legislative Solutions: Expanding the Impact of 2013's SB 20 (Good Sam/Naloxone Law)
  • Legislative Solutions: Drug Treatment and Heroin
  • Legislative Solutions: Getting former Heroin Users Back to Work (Statewide Ban the Box Legislation)

Confirmed Speakers

Chris Atack, Captain, Carrboro Police

Leilani Attilio, Harm Reduction Medical and Advocacy Coordinator, NC Harm Reduction Coalition

Ken Ball, Chief of Police, Holly Springs PD (Georgia)

Sen. Stan Bingham (R), Senator, NC General Assembly

Asa Buck (Invited), Sheriff, Carteret Sheriff's Office and President North Carolina Sheriffs' Association (2014-2015)

Tessie Castillo, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, NC Harm Reduction Coalition

Robert Childs, Executive Director, NC Harm Reduction Coalition

Tad Clodfeller, President and CEO, Southlight

Corey Davis, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law

Rep. John Faircloth (R), Retired Police Chief of High Point/Representative, NC General Assembly

Antonio R. Fernandez, Research Director, EMS Performance Improvement Center

Dennis Gaddy, Executive Director, Community Success Initiative

Diannee Carden Glenn, GRASP/Retired Law Enforcement/BOD Member-North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition

Michael Lancaster, Medical Director, Behavioral Health Integration, Community Care of North Carolina

Melissia Larson, Grants Administrator, Pitt County Sheriff

Lauren Machos, Singer (Singing our National Anthem), NC Revelers Orchestra

Ronald Martin, Retired Detective Sergeant NYPD/ Law Enforcement Safety Advocate, NC Harm Reduction Coalition

Harold E. Medlock, Chief of Police, Fayetteville Police Department

Theo Pikoulas, Associate Director of Behavioral Health Pharmacy Programs, Community Care of North Carolina

David Rose, Sergeant, Winston Salem Police Department

Tanya Smith, Coordinator-Office of Victim Services, Kennesaw State University

Won Namkoong, Pastor, West End United Methodist Church 

Scott K. Proescholdbell, Head, Injury Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

James Sizemore, Pastor, Radiant Church