Joseph Rannazzisi retired from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration after serving more than 29 years as a Special Agent/Invesigator.  He was assigned to the Office of Diversion Control as the Deputy Assistant Administrator during the last 10 years of his career with DEA. LinkedIn

Co-founder and co-director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice. He is a Master Organizer with a 25 year history of developing leaders, building campaigns, and winning policy reform. Jones has worked, trained, and consulted on campaigns for immigration rights, healthcare reform, gender equality, marriage equality, safe access to drugs, and ending the…

Dr. Susan M. Kansagra serves as Section Chief of Chronic Disease and Injury for the NC Division of Public Health.   She is trained as a primary care physician and has worked extensively on public health initiatives related to chronic disease and tobacco control.   Her previous roles include serving as Deputy Commissioner of the…

Dr. Houry leads innovative research and science-based programs to prevent injuries and violence and to reduce their consequences. She joined the CDC in October 2014. She has previously served as Vice-Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and as Associate Professor in the Departments of Behavioral…

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…