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NASADAD Board Meeting – May 18, 2018


Dial-in information:

  • 1-855-747-8824 (if you encounter any issues, please use 1-719-325-2630)
  • Passcode: 128 790 3424

Board Book:

Access the Board Book here.


11:00 am Call to Order/Roll Call

11:05 am Consideration of March 2018 Board Meeting Minutes 

  • Page 4 of Board Book

11:10 am President’s Report

  • Includes vote for First Vice President (see current list of Board of Directors here)

11:20 am Treasurer’s Report

  • Click here for the NASADAD Financial Statement (July 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018)
  • Click here for the Proposed Operating Budget, Program of Work, and Strategic Plan for FY 2019

11:40 am Prepare for Upcoming Annual Meeting

  • Access the Annual Meeting Program here

12:00 pm Public Policy Update (time permitting)

12:05 pm Adjourn

NASADAD Board of Directors

The NASADAD Board of Directors is composed of Single State Authorities (SSAs) for their States. The Board has a President, First Vice President, Vice President for Treatment, Vice President for Internal Affairs, Vice President for Prevention, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer, as well as 10 regional representatives elected by the Association members in the region.


President: Cassandra Price (GA)

First Vice President: Vacant

Vice President for Internal Affairs: Kathy Stone (IA)

Immediate Past President: Mark Stringer (MO)

Vice President for Prevention: Michelle Nienhius (SC-President of Prevention Coordinators Learning Community)

Vice President for Treatment: Joyce Starr (OH-President of Treatment Coordinators Learning Community)

Treasurer: Doug Thomas (UT)

Secretary: Rosie Andueza (ID)

Regional Directors

Regional Director I: Rebecca Boss (RI)

Regional Director II: Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez (NY)

Regional Director III: Mellie Randall (VA)

Regional Director IV: Diane Baugher (AL)

Regional Director V: Kevin Moore (IN)

Regional Director VI: Vacant

Regional Director VII: Sheri Dawson (NE)

Regional Director VIII: Doug Thomas (UT)

Regional Director IX: Kyle Devine (NV)

Regional Director X: Rosie Andueza (ID)

NASADAD Executive Director, Rob Morrison, testifies before Senate HELP Committee

On April 11, 2018, NASADAD’s Executive Director, Robert Morrison, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee during its seventh bipartisan hearing focused on the opioid crisis. The Committee, which is led by Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), released a discussion draft of the Opioid Crisis Response Act earlier in April, and during the hearing they sought input from witnesses on the bill, as well as other issues related to substance use disorders.

In addition to responding to certain provisions in the discussion draft, during his verbal testimony Mr. Morrison highlighted: the important role of the State alcohol and drug agencies; the critical role of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant as the cornerstone of the publicly funded system; and the use of State Targeted Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis grant funds for comprehensive and innovative services.

Other witnesses who testified during the hearing were Jessica Hulsey Nickel, President and CEO of the Addiction Policy Forum (APF), and Jennifer Donahue, Child Abuse Investigation Coordinator for the Delaware Office of the Child Advocate.

Mr. Morrison’s written testimony, as well as the entire recording of the hearing, can be accessed here.