Speakers

Terry Bunn, Tim Hilton, Van Ingram, David McMahan, Devin Oller, David Sheff

Terry Bunn, PhD

Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health
Director, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Bunn is the Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Kentucky Drug Overdose Prevention program. She is currently working in the areas of injury surveillance and prevention including the prevention of drug abuse and the relationship between drug abuse and other injuries such as occupational injuries and motor vehicle injuries.

Research interests include risk factors contributing to occupationally-related motor vehicle crash, road and highway construction, machinery, and youth fatalities occurring in the state of Kentucky with an emphasis on development of strategies for prevention.

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Tim Hilton

Principal Owner
Recovery Consulting
Birmingham, Alabama

Tim is a recovery education and advocacy expert.

Hilton speaks about overcoming a devastating drug addiction and becoming able to help others. He describes how he struggled with active addiction for 25 years and nearly lost his life because of it.

He will also explain the science behind how addiction affects the brain.

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Van Ingram

Executive Director
Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Frankfort, Kentucky

Ingram joined ODCP in November 2004, shortly after it was created with the mission of coordinating Kentucky’s substance abuse efforts in enforcement, treatment and prevention/education.

Ingram served with the Maysville Police Department for more than 23 years, the last six as its chief. He is a former president of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, and was named “Kentucky Chief of the Year” in 2001. He is a former recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement as well as the Melvin Shein Award for distinguished service to Kentucky law enforcement.

Van is a certified law enforcement instructor and has trained officers across the state on a variety of topics, including community oriented policing, case management, and “Kentucky Substance Abuse Issues” for Chiefs, Sheriff’s and command staff. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of substance abuse issues both in Kentucky and nationally.

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David McMahan

KASPER Program Administrator
Office of Inspector Generator
Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services
Frankfort, Kentucky

David has worked in the IT field for over 35 years and done everything from writing code and pulling cable to being an IT director at a Fortune 200 company. His experience covers the areas of healthcare, criminal justice, and business process outsourcing.

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Devin Oller, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Staff Physician
UK Addiction Consultation and Education Services (ACES) and Primary Care, Internal Medicine Group
UK First Bridge Clinic
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Oller earned an MD from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed Internal Medicine residencies at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, and at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining UK, Dr. Oller served as the inaugural fellow in Rural Health Leadership and as Ambulatory Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

He has presented at national conferences on substance use disorder education and the integration of peer support specialists into addiction care.

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David Sheff

Bestselling Author & Advocate on the
US Drug Crisis, Prevention & Treatment of Addiction
Petaluma, California

David is the author of Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy, the follow-up to his New York Times #1 best seller, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction. Clean is the result of the years Sheff spent investigating the disease of addiction and America’s drug problem, which he sees as the greatest public health challenge of our time. In 2009, Sheff was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Influential People. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids honored him with a Special Tribute Award “in recognition of his voice and leadership for families who are struggling with addiction.” He was also awarded the 2013 College of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) Media Award, 2017 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Media Award, and 2017American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Media Award “to recognize his compelling portrayal of addiction and its personal effects on families and society as a whole.”

Sheff ’s Beautiful Boy, published in 2008, was based on his article, “My Addicted Son,” which appeared in the New York Times Magazine. The article won a special award from the American Psychological Association for “outstanding contribution to the understanding of addiction.” Beautiful Boy was named the year’s Best Nonfiction Book by Entertainment Weekly, an Amazon “Best Books of 2008,” and it won first place in the Barnes and Noble Discover Award in nonfiction. In 2018 Beautiful Boy was made into a film directed by Felix Van Groeningen starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. Sheff also contributed to HBO’s Addiction: Why Can’t They Just Stop. His new book is HIGH: Everything You Want To Know About Drugs, a book for young adults written with Nic Sheff. He is currently working on his next book, The Buddhist on Death Row: Finding Light in the Darkest Place.

David is on the advisory boards of the The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program “designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional well-being and mental health programming, reduce substance abuse and prevent suicide among their students,” and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Along with the New York Times Magazine, Sheff has also written for the New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone, Outside, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Playboy, Esquire and Observer Magazine in England, Foreign Literature in Russia, and Playboy (Shueisha) in Japan. He has conducted seminal interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, nuclear physicist Ted Taylor, Congressman Barney Frank, Steve Jobs, Tom Hanks, Betty Friedan, Keith Haring, Jack Nicholson, Carl Sagan, Salman Rushdie, Fareed Zakaria, and others. He also wrote an award-winning documentary about John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and a radio special about Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, both for National Public Radio.

Sheff is also the author of Game Over, called “the bible of the videogame industry” by the Wall Street Journal, and “beguiling” and “irresistible. . . almost as hypnotic as a successful video game” by the New York Times. Author Gore Vidal said that China Dawn, Sheff ’s book about the Internet revolution in China, is a “fascinating…study of go–getting businessmen in a revived China bound to shape our future.”All We Are Saying, based on Sheff ’s interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1980, was a Literary Guild Selection book. Charles Champlin, Arts Editor of the Los Angeles Times, wrote: “David Sheff ’s sympathetic questions evoked so much of the Beatle past and of Lennon’s intellectual past and present and future plans that the interview would hardly have been less engrossing and important even it if were not illuminated by tragedy.”

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley

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