A Community Day on the Opioid Addiction Crisis

November 19, 2019 4:30pm – 7:30pm
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11/19/19 4:30 PM 11/19/19 7:30 PM A Community Day on the Opioid Addiction Crisis
Lander College For Women
227 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023
Lander College For Women
227 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

An International Crisis and Local Crisis and Epidemic in Our Community: New Models of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

COMMUNITY DAY PROGRAM AGENDA


Welcoming Remarks

Steven Huberman, PhD
Dean, Touro College Graduate School of Social Work

Alan Kadish, MD
President, Touro College and University System

Keynote Address

Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, MS, LMSW
New York State Commissioner, Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS)
“Combating the Opioid Crisis in New York State: A Community Effort.”

Daniel Rosa, MD
Board Certified Internist, Addiction Medicine Specialist, and Senior Medical Director, Acacia Network
“The Neurobiology of Addiction.”

James Hollywood, LCSW
Vice President of Residential Treatment, Samaritan Daytop Village
“Evidence Based Treatment and Harm Reduction / What Social Workers Need to Know.”

Q&A session and kosher dinner will follow keynote addresses

Meet the Speakers


 

New York State Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez, MS, LMSW
Office of Addiction Services and Support

Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez, MS, LMSW, was appointed New York State Commissioner of the Office of Addiction Services and Support (NYS OASAS) by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 3, 2011.

Commissioner González-Sánchez has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of behavioral health services administration, health policy development, and medical research. Under the Commissioner’s leadership, OASAS works to realize her vision for transforming the current system of care for individuals with substance use disorders into a comprehensive, patient-centered and family-focused system. Commissioner González-Sánchez serves on the Governor’s Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Behavioral Health Subcommittee. She is co-chair of the State’s Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council and a co-chair of the Responsible Play Partnership which addresses problem gambling in New York State.

On a national level, Commissioner González-Sánchez serves as the First Vice President of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) Board.

Commissioner González-Sánchez holds a Master of Social Work degree in Administration and Community Organization from the Hunter College School of Social Work; and a Master’s of Science degree in Cell Biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology; both from Fordham University. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker.

 

Daniel Rosa, MD
Board Certified Internist, Addiction Medicine Specialist, and Senior Medical Director, Acacia Network

Dr. Daniel Rosa is an internal medicine specialist in the Bronx, New York where he was born and raised. He currently serves as the Senior Medical Director of Acacia Network (Clay Avenue Division), having previously been the Acting Chief Medical Officer. He also practices Emergency Medicine at Penn (Philadelphia VA Medical Center) on the weekends. He is a product of the public school system of NYC (Bronx) and furthered his education by graduating from Fordham University and then was accepted to the Harvard Medical School where after graduating he completed his residency in NYC. He has over 34 years of diverse experience in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, HIV Medicine, and has been a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) for over 20 years. He also teaches the Advance Traumatic Life Support Course three times a year at the Westchester Medical Center and serves as facilitator for the review course for the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM). Dr. Rosa also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups, including the Puerto Rican Organization To Motivate Enlighten And Serve Addicts Inc. 

 

James Hollywood, LCSW
Vice President of Residential Treatment, Samaritan Daytop Village / Adjunct Professor Touro College

James Hollywood, LCSW, is Vice President of Residential Treatment and oversees the organization’s 12 residential substance use disorder treatment programs, with over 950 beds and serving 3,000 clients each year. Over the course of his tenure in Samaritan Daytop Village, Mr. Hollywood led efforts to implement and sustain evidence based treatments to address addiction and co-occurring disorders that includes the use of psychometrically valid assessment tools and specific interventions to address the needs of those in residential treatment. Mr. Hollywood led the development and implementation of new residential clinical and administrative practices needed to create the new model of residential treatment, which include stabilization, rehabilitation and reintegration element of care. In addition to Residential Services, Mr. Hollywood manages two Criminal Justice programs: NYC DOC SMART Program, and Jails to Jobs. Mr. Hollywood brings more than 30 years of experience working in the fields of substance use, mental health and homeless services. Mr. Hollywood holds a BA in Sociology from St. John's University and graduated with an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work.