A statewide committee is working hard to design a vibrant, productive agenda for this year's summit.

Our 2020 Agenda:

Please understand that some programming in tentative and may be moved to other time slots to accommodate the participants’ schedules.

Wednesday

Thursday

3:00pm - 3:15pm: Welcome with Mike Marshall & Tony Vezina

3:15pm - 3:50pm: Keynote

Plenary with Andre Johnson

4:00pm - 5:20pm: Panels & Workshops

  • Personal Growth: What's a Family To Do? with Senator Lew Frederick (D) of Oregon District 22, Cordelia Kraus, LPC, CADC-I of Vital Spaces LLC and Jen Stratton, LPC of Crestview Recovery.  Moderated by Dominique Simon-Levine, PsyD, MPH of Allies in Recovery.

  • The Science of Addiction and Recovery: Psilocybin Therapies in Addiction Treatment with Tom & Sheri Eckert, Therapists and Co-Chief Petitioners of Prop 34.

  • Cultivating Leadership: Centering Anti-Racism in Mutual Aid Meetings with Mark Harris, Professor at University of Oregon & Lane Community College, Lucy Zammarelli, Supervisor at LaneCare Program. Moderated by Tony Vezina, Executive Director of 4D Recovery

  • Policy: Racial Disparities in Treatment with Anthony Jordan, Addictions Services Manager at Multnomah County and Miguel Tellez, Executive Director at NW Instituto Latino.  Moderated by Larry Turner, Addictions Benefit Coordinator, African American Specific of Multnomah County.

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Panels & Workshops

  • Personal Growth: Oregon Record Expungement Clinic with Michael Zhang, Community Law Division Metropolitan Public Defender

  • The Science of Addiction and Recovery: Does Digital Do It?: Exploring Digital Recovery Spaces with Basilio Sandoval of Centro Latino Americano, Mario Cardenas of Volunteer of America and Paul Bryant, Director Addiction Medicine at Kaiser Permanente

  • Cultivating Leadership: Running on a recovery platform with Tera Hurst, Past Portland City Council Candidate and Congressman Ramiro Navarro Jr. of Oregon HD25.  Moderated by Mike Marshall, Executive Director of Oregon Recovers.

  • Policy: Big Alcohol 101 with Andrew Swanson, Policy & Advocacy Director of Oregon Recovers

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Keynote

The Recovery Legacies of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X with Mark Sanders

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Caucuses

  • African American Caucus

  • Asian - Pacific Islander Caucus

  • Latinx Caucus

  • Native American Caucus

  • Ally Caucus

8:00pm - 9:00pm: Social Hour

3:00pm - 3:15pm: Day 2 Kickoff: Why This Work Matters

3:20pm - 4:25pm: Panels & Workshops

  • Personal Growth: Picking a Program: Which Recovery Program is Right for You? with Kitty Martz, CGRM, CGAC II, MBA

  • The Science of Addiction and Recovery: The Science of Recovery: It's Not Magic! with Robert Ashford, MSW of Unity Recovery.  Moderated by Mercedes Elizalde, Public Policy Director of Central City Concern

  • Cultivating Leadership: Fundraising in the NOW Normal with Dwight Adkins and Sama Shagaga

  • Policy: Passing a Local Resolution with Bonnie Windham and Dora Best

4:30pm - 5:20pm: Panels & Workshops

  • Personal Growth: Going Back to School with Mercy Barnes, BS, CADC-r and Laura Chiavaralle, CRM, CADC-r.  Moderated by Ashlei Fraser, BS, CADCII.

  • The Science of Addiction and Recovery: Addressing Stigma: Evolving Views on MAT with Teri Morgan of Springfield Treatment Center, Valentin Bonilla Jr. of PA CASAC, and Billie Cartwright. Moderated by Eric Martin, MAC, CADC III, PRC, CPS, Director of Policy, Compliance & Legislation at MHACBO.

  • Cultivating Leadership: Creating an expungement Clinic in your community with Michael Zhang, Community Law Division Metropolitan Public Defender

  • Policy: Supporting Students -- High School and Beyond with Barbara Collins, Principal of Mission High School, Josh Lokeno, Mentor at FIR, Angie Bryan, MA, MEd, MFT, Counselor/Recovery Specialist & Recovery Program Manager at UC Santa Barbara, and Dharma Mirzak, Student at OSU. Moderated by Devin Miles, MS, PhD candidate.

5:30pm - 6:20pm: Caucuses

  • African American Caucus

  • Asian - Pacific Islander Caucus

  • Latinx Caucus

  • Native American Caucus

  • Ally Caucus

6:30pm - 7:45pm: Closing Plenary

7:45pm - 8:00pm: Closing Session


Please understand that some programming in tentative and may be moved to other time slots to accommodate the participants’ schedules.

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