As part of its 360 Strategy, DEA has partnered with CADCA to host the Key Influencers Summit: Addressing Milwaukee’s Opioid Epidemic.

To effectively address the pills to heroin epidemic, all sectors of a community must join forces to develop collaborative engagement strategies. To facilitate this collaboration, this summit will bring together community leaders to focus on key sectors, which are critical in influencing behavior change: faith, families, education, law enforcement, and the healthcare continuum.

Attendees will gain:
     *   In-depth insights on the national and local opioid 
​     *   Tangible strategies and tactics to address the heroin 
          epidemic within their sphere of influence
     *   Access to a panel of experts spanning from law 
          enforcement officers to grassroots community activists 
          to healthcare professionals
​     *   Networking with local and national leaders addressing 
         this issue

In addition, a special presentation will be shared at lunch. Refreshments & lunch will be provided.

Event Details:
Wednesday, June 15
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Italian Community Center
Grand Ballroom
631 E. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI

Registration is free. 
9:30 – 10:50 a.m. Welcome & DEA 360 Strategy – Why We Are Here
Dennis Wichern, Special Agent in Charge,
DEA Chicago Division

Neil Doherty, Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator,
Office of Diversion Control, DEA

Sean Fearns, Chief, Community Outreach, DEA

  Moving Upstream: Why Community        
Alliances are Key to Demand Reduction

Carlton Hall, Deputy Director, CADCA

Wisconsin Legislative Landscape
Video Presentation from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin 

Secretary Dave Ross, Department of Safety    
and Professional Services


Local Actions and Resources
Michael Murphy, District 10 Alderman

Understanding the Challenge Locally
Robert Bell, Assistant Special Agent in Charge,
Milwaukee DEA 

10:50 – 11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00 – Noon The Pills to Heroin Epidemic Panel Discussion
Noon – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH
Mary Kay Balchunas, PhD, DEA Milwaukee Chaplain

Special presentation by the Lybert family
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Elements of Effective Community Alliances
Carlton Hall, Deputy Director, CADCA
Catherine Brunson, CADCA Trainer
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Faith & Families 
Education & Law Enforcement
Healthcare Continuum 

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.                                                


Sharing Results
Carlton Hall & Catherine Brunson

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.                                              

Closing Dialogue - The Way Forward
Katie Sanders, Executive Director
Safe & Sound
Robert Bell, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, 
Milwaukee DEA 


Special Thanks to Supporting Organizations:

Safe & Sound