Ag Industry & Rural Community Opiate Addiction Symposium

Ag Industry & Rural Community Opiate Addiction Symposium Agenda

8:00 a.m.             Registration Open

8:30 a.m.             Opening/Welcome

                                Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch

9:15 a.m.             Sam Quinones, Author, Dreamland, The True Tale of America’s                                           Opiate Epidemic

10: 00 a.m.         Panel:    Topic:  What are the Facts and Why Should I Care?

                                                Moderator:  Deena Dodd, Indiana Rural Health Assoc.


  • Kevin Moore, Division Director, Div. Mental Health and Addiction
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Lisa Suttle,  Dir. Strategic Initiatives Community Psychiatric Services,  Reid Hospital
  • Dan Krouse, MidWest Poultry Services
  • Doug Payne, Farmer, Brown County, Local EMT, School Bus Driver, Volunteer Fireman

Noon                     Lunch

Luncheon Speaker:  Jim McClelland, Executive Director for Drug Prevention,                                         Treatment and Enforcement, Office of Governor Eric J. Holcomb

1:00 p.m.             What Works/How can we make a difference?

  • Legislative/Policy Opportunities: Senator Jim Merritt
  • Needle Exchange Programs: Deena Dodd, IRHA
  • Jail Treatment Solutions: Mike Nielsen, Boone County Sheriff’s Dept.
  • Strengthen Families Program  Stephanie Woodcox, Asst. Program Leader/Extension Specialist – Health &Wellness, Purdue University
  • Sonya Carrico, Substance Abuse Services Division Director, IN Criminal Justice Institute
  • Katrina Norris, Director of Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Fayette Regional 
  • UW Central IN Americorp project:  John Ferguson
  • Opioid Consortium: Amnah Anwar, Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium (InROC) 

3:30 p.m.              Wrap UP Speaker

            Anne Hazlett, Asst. to Secretary for Rural Development, USDA