For Immediate Release
Contact: 
Samantha Thomason
Community Relations Manager
FOR MEDIA ONLY
Library hosting Community Conversations on the opioid crisis
Fredericksburg, Virginia, September 14, 2018 - In partnership with the Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Fredericksburg TRIAD organization and the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB), Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) is hosting two Community Conversations on the opioid crisis. Attendees will be able to engage in open dialogue with expert panelists and learn about local interventions for safety, prevention, and recovery.

Thursday, September 20, Porter Branch , 7:00-8:30

Panelists:

  • Eric Olsen - Stafford County Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Megan Ortiz - Lead Outpatient Therapist/SA, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
  • Jeremy Burton - Peer Recovery Specialist, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Tuesday, September 25, Salem Church Branch , 7:00-8:30

Panelists:

  • Michelle Wagaman - Prevention Services Coordinator, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
  • Michele Leith - Community Outreach Coordinator, Office of the Attorney General
  • Linda Copeland, RN - President of Cardinal Institute for Health Careers
  • Michael Grubb - Division Chief of EMS/Health and Safety, Spotsylvania Fire, Rescue, & Emergency Management
  • Sgt. Andrew Lettner - Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office

Prevention and harm reduction items provided at the event by Rappahannock Area Community Services Board.  
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For more information, contact Salem Church Branch Manager Pamela Smith, pamela.smith@crrl.org, 540-372-1144 ext. 7530.

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