NC Senator Jim Davis

Senator Jim Davis has represented NC Senate District 50 since 2011. He serves on a range of committees including: Chairman Joint Legislative Committee Transportation Appropriations; Chairman Senate Transportation Policy Committee; Member Senate Finance, Health Care, and Judiciary Committees; Chairman Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government; Chairman Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government; Member Joint…

NC Senator Robinson, PhD

Senator Gladys Ashe Robinson, Deputy Minority Leader of the North Carolina Senate, has been elected to her fifth term in the Senate. She is Chair of the Guilford County Delegation and is a dedicated advocate for the people of North Carolina, specifically Guilford County. Senator Robinson serves on the following Legislative Committees: Appropriations/Base Budget, Education/Higher…

Bertha Madras, Professor of Pscyhobiology and Drug Abuse Expert

Bertha Madras, PhD is Professor of Psychobiology, Harvard Medical School, is based at McLean Hospital, and is cross-appointed at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research focuses on brain biology and addiction. She has written or edited over 200 manuscripts, essays, articles, monographs and books, including “The Cell Biology of Addiction”, and “Effects of Drug Abuse…

Monique Tula

Monique is the Executive Director of Harm Reduction Coalition, a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of people affected by drug use. Previously, she was Vice President of Programs with AIDS United where she oversaw the organization’s grantmaking and technical assistance portfolios. A skilled trainer and alum of the Centers…

Admiral James Winnefeld

Admiral Winnefeld graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and served for 37 years in the United States Navy.  He was an instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School and commanded a fighter squadron, the amphibious ship USS CLEVELAND, and the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE. As a flag officer,…

Kody Kinsley, NCDHHS

Kody H. Kinsley serves as the Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health & Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at DHHS. He leads state-wide public policy and operations that promote whole-person health by developing prevention methods, interventions, and systems of care for individuals living with mental illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and substance use disorders.…

Mark Benton, DHHS Deputy Secretary for Health Services

Mark Benton is DHHS Deputy Secretary for Health Services. He is responsible for overseeing the Divisions of Public Health, Health Services Regulation, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Services for the Blind. He also oversees Disability Determination Services and the Offices of Rural Health, Minority Health and Health Disparities,…

NC Opioid Summit Josh Stein NC Attorney General

Josh Stein was sworn in as North Carolina’s 50th Attorney General in 2017. As Attorney General, he is focused on protecting North Carolina families from crime and consumer fraud. Stein has made combatting the opioid epidemic a top priority. His office drafted the STOP Act to reduce the number of people who become addicted to…

NC Opioid Summit, Mandy Cohen, NCDHHS Secretary

Cohen is an internal medicine physician and has experience leading complex health organizations. Before coming to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She brings a deep understanding of health care to the state…

NC Governor, Roy Cooper

Roy Cooper has spent nearly three decades in public service protecting families, keeping communities safe, and working to create jobs and improve schools. In the NC House and Senate, Roy Cooper fought to increase teacher pay and reduce class sizes. In 2000, Roy Cooper was elected as the Attorney General, where he continued to fight…