R. Corey Waller, MD, MS. FACEP, DFASAM
Corey Waller is an addiction, pain, and emergency medicine specialist and now the Senior Medical Director for Education and Policy at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs/Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP). In this role, he is responsible for developing and maintaining all training and live technical assistance delivered by the National Center.
Holly Rehder, State Representative
State Representative Holly Rehder, has become a well-known voice in the fight against opioid addiction and removing the stigma of mental illness. She has worked for five years now trying to pass a statewide prescription drug monitoring program and has also worked to pass a syringe access program in Missouri. Rep. Rehder is a lawmaker who speaks very candidly on this topic from someone who has lived it as a child, got out as a teenager, only to see her daughter fall to it at the age of 17. Holly brings a unique perspective to this national epidemic.
Randall Williams, MD, FACOG
Randall Williams is an obstetrician and gynecologist who graduated from the University of North Carolina with Honors in History and Zoology, and received his medical training at the University of North Caroline where he was a Holderness Fellow. He previously served as both the Deputy Secretary for Health and State Health Director in the Department of Health and Human Services in North Carolina. He led efforts in North Carolina that resulted in the legislature voting unanimously to implement a statewide standing order to treat narcotic overdoses by making naloxone available to everyone in North Carolina under his authority. He is currently the Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Evan S. Schwarz, M.D.
Evan Schwarz graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in 2001. He then attended medical school at the University of Texas Branch in Galveston, Texas, before completing a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology. He is currently the section chief for Medical Toxicology and directs addiction services in the Emergency Department
Rachel Winograd, PhD
Rachel Winograd, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) – University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). Her clinical, research, and program development interests have revolved around alcohol and drug use, consequences, and treatment. Dr. Winograd is the Project Director of Missouri State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant and MIMH Principal Investigator of the Missouri Heroin-Opioid Prevention and Education (MO-HOPE) Project. Her primary focus is on expanding access to medication, assisted treatment and harm reduction strategies for those most in need of evidence-based for opioid use disorders in Missouri. She’ll be discussing new and existing opioid initiatives in Missouri and how we all have a role to play in ending this crisis.
Steve Stenger, County Executive
Steve Stenger grew up in Affton, the youngest of four children. His father was a union telephone lineman with Southwestern Bell. Steve is a 1990 graduate of Bishop DuBourg High School and briefly toured as a singer with two local bands, The Stand and The Painted Faces. He graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, became a certified public accountant and went on to attend law school at St. Louis University. After, he went to work as an attorney and CPA at the firm of Ernst & Young. He later started the law firm Klar, Izsak and Stenger. In 2014, voters elected Steve to serve as the eighth St. Louis County Executive. Previously, he had represented the sixth district on the St. Louis County Council for two terms. Steve and his wife, Ali, have a 3 year-old daughter, Madeline, and a one year-old son, Lincoln.
I am a real life example of what can go right when you put a good plan together in the world of opioid addiction recovery…is it easy? No! Is it doable? Yes! I have an opportunity to share some things that many others who have stood in my similar battlefield will never get the opportunity to share……My name is Shannon Governick and I’m still alive to tell you what happened.