The Opioid & Substance Use Disorder Virtual Summit is on November 12 & 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days.

Thursday, November 12

Friday, November 13

8:00 - 8:30 A.M.

Virtual Booths Open and “Speed Networking"

8:30 - 8:45 A.M.


Willie Brooks, President & CEO, DWIHN

Kate Kohn-Parrott, President & CEO, GDAHC

8:40 - 9:10 A.M.

Keynote: Opioids - A Holistic Approach to Recovery

Sheriff Daniel Lemma, Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

9:10 - 9:40 A.M.

Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration - Updates and Strategic Priorities

Allen Jansen, Senior Deputy Director, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration, MDHHS

9:40 - 10:10 A.M.

Parallel Paths in Recovery and Treatment Revelations from COVID-19

Dr. Abdulhassan Saad, FACP, Patient First Medical Clinic, PLLC

10:10 - 10:25 A.M.


10:25 - 10:55 A.M.

A Parent's Nightmare - End the Stigma

Ken Daniels, Detroit Red Wings TV PxP, and Co-Found, Jamie Daniels Foundation

10:55 - 11:25 A.M.

Harm Reduction Strategies

Darryl Dewberry, President & CEO, Abundant Community Recovery Services

11:25 - 12:15 P.M.

Responding Appropriately to Prenatal Substance Exposure: How Technology Can Help

Dr. Steven Ondersma, Professor, Division of Public Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Biology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

12:15 - 12:30 P.M.

Awards Presentation & Conclusion

8:00 - 8:15 A.M.


Kate Kohn-Parrott, President & CEO, GDAHC

8:15 - 8:45 A.M.

Treating Alcohol Use Disorder in Michigan: an overlooked gap in coverage

  • Cara Poland, MD, MEd, FACP, DFASAM, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

  • State Representative Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn)

8:45 - 9:15 A.M.

How Vaping Changed My Life

Daniel Ament, Senior, Grosse Pointe North High School, and Founder, Fight4Wellness

9:15 - 10:15 A.M.

The Key to Prevention - A Panel of Experts

  • Dr. Grenae Dudley, President & CEO, The Youth Connection

  • Dr. Kamal Khalil, President of Clinical Research & Community Health, Sina Health

  • Daniel Ament, Senior, Grosse Pointe North High School, and Founder, Fight4Wellness

  • Lawrence Kenyatta, Youth Counselor, Spectrum Health Services

10:15 - 10:30 A.M.


10:30 - 11:30 A.M.

Co-Occurring Disorders - How to Effectively Address Mental Health, Gambling, and Substance Use Disorder Together

  • Lori Mello, MA, LPC, MPA, Program Manager, Gambling Disorder Treatment and Prevention Program, Health Management Systems of America

  • Dave Sampson, CEO, Mariners Inn

  • Dr. Brad Ray, Director, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, and Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Wayne State University

11:30 - 12:00 P.M.


Darlene Owens, Director, Substance Use Disorders Initiatives, DWIHN

Kate Kohn-Parrott, President & CEO, GDAHC

12:00 - 12:30 P.M.

Virtual Booths Open and “Speed Networking”