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WHEN Advocates for Healthier Community with Forum on Opioid Epidemic

Advocating for a healthy community, Webster Health and Education Network: a Drug Free Community Coalition (WHEN: DFCC), in conjunction with Webster CSD, the Monroe County Legislature, and Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, is sponsoring a community forum on the opioid epidemic. All community members are welcome to attend this very important event, taking place Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Willink Middle School.

Flyer Opioid Epidemic Community Forum.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Mendoza, Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health. He will provide a brief review of the problem of addiction, background on overdose and why we are seeing an epidemic more recently. Discussion will include what is being done across the community, what still needs to be done, and what parents and others in our communities can do to work toward a solution.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley are also scheduled to appear. Also joining the panel will be Jason Teller, Monroe County Substance Use Services Planning and Implementation Specialist; Shana Verdine, clinical social work/therapist, LCSW, OASAS approved provider; Officer David Herrle, Webster Police Department and Webster CSD School Resource Officer; Deputy Michael Favata, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department; Robert Zerby, Monroe County Chief Medical Investigator for the Office of the Medical Examiner; and a parent of a child who battled addiction.

Child care is available for ages 3 and older. Register children by February 23 at

For more information on WHEN: DFCC or the community forum on the opioid epidemic, please visit

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