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Creating the Essential Workforce of the Future: A Showcase of Addiction and Behavioral Health Interprofessional Education
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
Category: Conference

Creating the Essential Workforce of the Future:

A Showcase of Student Addiction Education Champions and Mentors

Hosted by SAMHSA Region 3 and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Learn about innovative models and initiatives!

This free one-day virtual convening will recognize and expand the positive impact of addiction education champions’ projects across all professions. “Plug and Play” elements related to a promising Naloxone White Coat Initiative, Intensive Addiction Center of Excellence SUD student experience, and System-wide Champions Model Program will be shared. The importance of interprofessional collaboration and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders across the lifespan will also be highlighted.

Target Audience: Health professions educators, administrators, students, fellows, and practitioners

Click here to register. POCs: [email protected] cell: 202.446.4710 or [email protected] cell: 267.951.3038


 Zoom Login (test audio video). Networking and open camera screenshots.


 Welcome, Background, Introductions, and Agenda Review

Jean Bennett, PhD, Regional Administrator, Region III SAMHSA; Summit Moderator

Shelley McKearney, IPEC Associate Director, IPEC


Association of American Medical Colleges: It takes a village of STUDENT CHAMPIONS and MENTORS

Lisa Howley, PhD, Med, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships in Medical Education


 Philadelphia Naloxone White Coat Initiative Influencers

Rohit K. Mukherjee, MD, MPH, Psychiatry Resident, University of California Los Angeles Semel Institute for Neuroscience

Bonnie L. Milas, MD, Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Jackson Bowers, MD Candidate ‘23, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Ray Barishansky, Deputy Secretary, Health Preparedness and Community Protection, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Jan M. Willcox, DO, FACOFP, Dean, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus

Hannah B. DePoy, DO Candidate ‘22, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus


 West Virginia University School of Medicine: Addiction Education Center of Excellence Immersion Model

James H. Berry, DO Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry; Director of Addiction Services

Emily Hershberger, MD Candidate ‘24




 Crisis and Collaboration in Virginia: Behavioral Health Law Reform

Heather Zelle, PhD, JD, Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia


 Jefferson College of Nursing Innovation Across the Lifespan

Marie Ann Marino, EdD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Jefferson College of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University

      Emergency Department Interprofessional Model of Care Coordination

         Hannah R. Smith, PhD, Assistant Dean, Academic Strategy and Operations and Assistant Professor

      Special Populations Considerations: African American Elders’ Perceptions of Addiction

          Sharon R. Rainer, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, ANP-C, CEN, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Family-Individual NP Program


 Creating the Essential Workforce of the Future – Interactive Town Hall for All

An interactive panel discussion to identify critical success factors about building the future interprofessional workforce prepared to care for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

 Addiction Fellowships: Tim Brennan, MD, MPH; Vice President, American College of Academic Addiction Medicine

 Clinical Support System: Kathryn Cates-Wessel, Chief Executive Officer, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

 Recovery, A Cross Cutting Priority: Jeanne Tuono, Assistant Regional Administrator, Region III SAMHSA

 Preparedness and Action: Ray Barishansky, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health

 Minority Fellowship Program: Kesslyn Brade Stennis, PhD, MSW, MDiv, Council on Social Work Education


 Where Do We Go from Here? Summarizing Models and New Ideas





Contact: Questions? Contact Jean Bennett at [email protected] or Shelley McKearney at [email protected]