Law enforcement leaders can play a meaningful role in supporting overdose prevention and linkages to treatment. Join us for the next Web Forum in the National Overdose Prevention Network (NOPN) Meet the Partner series for a live discussion with Judy A. Gerhardt, CPP, a former Commander with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. We will speak with Commander Gerhardt about the role of law enforcement, how to partner effectively, and what strategies look like in action. Register today and read more about Commander Gerhardt’s story here.


Judy Gerhardt

Former Commander, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.

Los Angeles

Judy Gerhardt is a proud 40 year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and retired at the rank of Commander assigned to Special Operations Division. Her duties included oversight of the Emergency Operations Bureau, the Special Enforcement Bureau, including SWAT, K9, and HazMat, the Transit Services Bureau, the…

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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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