Catskills Addiction Coalition Oct. 30, 2019 Meeting Minutes and Followup
Thanks to everyone for coming to the Oct. 30 meeting of the Catskills Addiction Coalition, held at the Margaretville Hospital Classroom, 42084 Route 28, Margaretville, NY 12455. Here is a summary of what we discussed and the action items we agreed on. 

Watch a video of the entire meeting here: 


Diana Mason, facilitator, Catskills Addiction Coalition
Rina Riba, National Alliance on Mental Illness and Catskills Addiction Coalition steering committee
Kimberly Lacey, Administrative Assistant, Catskills Addiction Coalition, Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
Kali Murphy, Delaware County Substance Use Task Force, Department of Public Health
David McNamara, Samadhi Recovery Community Outreach Center
Linda Webb Varian, clinical social worker, Catskills Addiction Coalition steering committee
Karen Driskill, Catskills Addiction Coalition steering committee
Mary Rosenthal, Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County
Arnie Schwartz, Catskills Addiction Coalition steering committee
Amy Smith, Margaretville Hospital Education Coordinator
Tom O’Brien, Superintendent of Roxbury Central School
Jonathan Gross, Mountaintop Cars/Mountaintop Advocacy Coalition
Drew Brenner, community member, prevention work with teens
Randy Moore, Pharmacist, Margaretville Hospital Pharmacy
Judy Williams, Infection Control/Employee Health, Margaretville Hospital
Judy Green, Utilization Review, Margaretville Hospital Quality Assurance
Carol Bouton, Case Manager, Margaretville Hospital
Chad Storey, First Sergeant, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, Police Chief, Town of Shandaken
Rebecca Manning, Director, Catskills Recreation Center
Kayliegh Riordan, Program Manager of the Delaware County Recovery Center
Scott Tyree, Mountaintop Advocacy Coalition
Mica Gonzalez, Community Development Specialist, Central Region Prevention Resource Center Prevention Network 
Megan Walradth, Central Region Prevention Resource Center, Prevention Network
Emily Taggart, social worker, O’Connor Hospital
Jessica Vecchione, filmmaker, created of “Smacked” documentary
Susan Linn, Grants Manager for HealthAlliance/Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Joe Damone, photographer, CAC steering committee
Scott Burrows, Coordinator, Delaware County Treatment Court
Kurt Govenberg, MD, Addiction medicine, Suboxone provider, Ulster County Medical Examiner
Kenneth Oclatis, Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Mark Pohar, Executive Director, Margaretville Hospital
Julia Reischel, Project Director, Catskills Addiction Coalition, Rural Communities Opioid Response Program


1. Welcome, introductions, review of agenda and check in (10-10:10 – Diana)
2. Opportunity presented by the hospital grant and its implications for CAC (10:10-10:15 Julia and Diana)
3. Brief group discussion of shared values for consortium, consensus decisionmaking, ground rules of engagement with each other (attention, respect, and commitment to consensus) — (10:15 - 10:30) Diana and Julia
4. January Summit (including it leading to the April grant) (10:30-10:40 Julia and Diana) —save-the-date, sectors and outreach (10:30 – 10:40)
5. Committee reports
a. Recovery Coaches -- meeting with Friends of Recovery, Recovery-Friendly Businesses (10:40-10:50 Julia and Joyce or Kayliegh?)
b. Medication Assisted Treatment -- collaboration and capacity building in the Catskills, suboxone and counseling with local providers (10:50-10:55 Julia and Joyce?)
c. Transportation -- grassroots campaign for Delaware County Public Transportation (11:00-11:05 Julia)
d. Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion — collaborating to respond to bail reform (11:05-11:10 Joyce and Julia)
e. People in recovery leading our work -- outreach to folks in recovery, focus groups, people in recovery panel at summit, school 11:10-11:15 Kayliegh and Julia)