Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association

Center for Disaster Mental Health
241 Taylor Street, Suite 130

Dayton OH  45402

Direct CDMH Office:  937-424-2362

GDAHA Office:  937-228-1000



2017 Symposium

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2017 Symposium

The 5th Annual Conference was held on 27 October 2017.  It was held in the Kumar Conference Center at the Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, Ohio.

The Opiate Disaster:  Impact on the Mental Health and Well-Being of Communities

0800: Registration and Refreshments
0830: KeyNote: Review of Current Issues

- Tracy Plouck, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Terri Meyer, Enforcement Investigator, State Medical Board of Ohio
0930: Addiction 101
- Nicole Labor, D.O., Associate Director of Addiction Services, Summa Physicians Inc, Akron Ohio
1030: Break
1045: Around the Region: Panel on Community Responses to the Opiate Disaster.
Moderated by Brad Reed, Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health Services
- Jodi Long, LISW-S LICDC-CS, Montgomery County ADAMHS, Montgomery County Community Overdose Action Team (COAT)
- Tammy Nichol, BA LSW, MPA, Director of Service Systems, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services Board of Logan & Champaign Counties, Coalition for Opiate Relief Efforts (CORE)
- Stacey Logwood, BA Psychology & Sociology, Director of Community Development, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services Board of Logan & Champaign Counties, Champaign County Opiate Task Force
- Lynn Oliver, PCC, LCDCIII, TCN Behavioral Health, Manager- Substance Use Division, Vice-Chair of the Greene County Drug Free Coalition
1200: Lunch
13:00 Responder Stories

- Chief Matthew Simmons Troy Fire Department, Troy, Ohio
- Officer Jason Olson, Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Drug Free Coalition.
13:45: Break
14:00 Paths to Recovery

- Christopher Croom, MD, Promise to Hope Program
- Beth Cappelli, J.D., Greene County Drug Free Coalition
15:00: Recovery Stories
- Nathan Crago, LCDC II, Christopher House Manager and President of Board of The Hope Spot Recovery Center
- Jennifer Mason, Paramedic, EMSI, EMS Coordinator, Kettering Health Network
16:00: Summary and Evaluation
1615: Adjourn, Pick up Continuing Education Certificates

Participants will be able to:
- List addiction issues that are affecting the community
- Identify three approaches to prevention of opioid abuse

- Describe models of treatment leading to recovery

-The faculty and planning committee have declared no conflict of interests
-Criteria for successful completion includes attending the entire session and turning in an evaluation form.

Continuing Education:
This program has been approved by the State of Ohio of Executives of Long Term Services & Supports for 6.25 Continuing Education Units. BELTSS#280-C-17.
Approval through Montgomery County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for Continuing Education for Licensed Counselors and Social Workers and Certified Chemical Dependency and Prevention Professionals is currently pending.
"The Opiate Disaster: Impact on the Mental Health and Well-Being of Communities" (ONA # 21055) has received ONA approval for

6.25 contact hour(s) by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)"
Approval for contact hours for Psychologists is currently pending.
Please call Steve Jez at 937-424-2362 for more information about contact hours. Or you may email



Center for Disaster Mental Health

Center for Disaster Mental Health