Are you working to combat drug addiction and overdose in your community? RSVP Today to attend an exciting launch event via live webcast. Communities across the nation are impacted by the rising tide of addiction and overdose. Join PHI's Center for Health Leadership and Practice as they mark the launch of a national network to support coalitions, organizations and individuals working on real solutions for prevention and treatment.

During this event you will:

  • Hear from local, state and national leaders about how to build a movement around drug safety in your community;
  • Learn the value of joining a national network to advance your programs, build new partnerships, and tap into new resources; and
  • Contribute to the design of a national learning community to support multi-sector partnerships working on addiction prevention, treatment and harm reduction.

We want you to be a part of our growing network. Join us via live webcast.


Cindy Cipriani, JD

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Department of Justice

Southern District of California

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cindy Cipriani, JD develops partnerships and programs that further the U.S. Department of Justice’s mission to prevent crime and enforce federal laws. She co-chairs San Diego’s multi-disciplinary opioid coalition, which works across sectors to raise public awareness and end the vicious cycle of addiction and overdose deaths.…

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Paula Hamilton


Brown-Miller Communications

Martinez, CA

Paula Hamilton has over 20 years of experience as an award-winning food journalist. Serving as director at Brown-Miller Communications, she provides a wealth of knowledge about the media and an extensive network of media contacts. Her background as a journalist provides her with an understanding of the needs of the…

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Roneet Lev, MD, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Washington, DC

Roneet Lev, MD, FACEP, was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). She was charged with providing medical leadership in coordinating drug policy across the federal government. While working on national health policy, she continued her boots on the ground experience…

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Michael Miller

President and Founder

Brown-Miller Communications

Martinez, CA

Michael Miller is president and founder of Brown-Miller Communications, Inc., a cause-oriented public relations agency. He has spent the past 30 years working with the media, policymakers, and communities to help shape public opinion and motivate positive social change. Rooted in issues affecting the nation’s health, health care, food and…

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Kelly Pfeifer, MD

Deputy Director, Behavioral Health

California Department of Health Care Services

Sacramento, CA

Kelly Pfeifer, MD, is Deputy Director for Behavioral Health at the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Dr. Pfeifer was appointed by Governor Newsom in July 2019 to lead the newly reorganized Behavioral Health Division of DHCS. Prior to joining the State, she had been director of high-value care…

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Milano Harden, EdM

President and Founder

The Genius Group, Inc.

Decatur, GA

Milano Harden, Ed. M, is President and Founder of The Genius Group, Inc. He has extensive training in philanthropic strategy; nonprofit management; leadership effectiveness; organizational change and development; equity, diversity and inclusion. The Genius Group, Inc. (TGG) provides organization strategy and grant-making design support to private foundations; technical assistance and…

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Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH

Sr. Vice President Emeritus, External Relations and Preventive Medicine

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

  • Director, Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA

Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, is PHI's Senior Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor and the Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice. A long-standing voice for the public's health, Nevarez is responsible for developing relationships with health and public health organizations and interests, advocating for…

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