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October 17, 2017 | 5:00 - 7:30
Kozmo's Grille: 37 1st St SW, Massillon OH 44647 (directions)

Reservation Deadline: Friday. October 13

Pre-Dinner Technical Session (5:00 - 6:00 pm)

The Opiate Epidemic
Presented by Gary Seech, Regional Director of Operations, Glenbeigh

Gary Seech started at Glenbeigh in Ashtabula County in 1983 and is now Regional Director of Operations.

Located in Northeast Ohio, Glenbeigh is a Cleveland Clinic affiliate drug and alcohol rehabilitation specialty hospital and treatment center. Its mission is to provide the highest quality care and support to individuals and their families. Since 1981, Glenbeigh's alcohol and drug treatment centers have helped more than 60,000 individuals and families overcome the struggle and pain of addiction. At Glenbeigh, individuals suffering from drug or alcohol addiction are not only treated; they are listened to, accepted and understood. Glenbeigh treatment centers employ a highly experienced staff of physicians, nurses, certified chemical dependency counselors, psychiatrists, licensed independent social workers, and clergy. The organization believes in a holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment. This includes treating the body, mind and spirit to successfully achieve lasting recovery.

Gary has a Bachelorís Degree from Duquesne University and a MBA from Cleveland State University. He has worked in the addictions field for more than 30 years. He has presented in a variety of settings including the UAW Conference Center in Black Lake, Michigan, Alliance of Occupational Health Nurses, Stark County, University of Pittsburgh Pharmacy Students, Duquesne University Pharmacy Students and many other local social service agencies.

After-Dinner Technical Session (6:30 - 7:30)

The Canton Health Department
Presented by Gus Dria, Community Services Supervisor, Canton City Health Department

Gus Dria, Community Services Supervisor for the Canton City Health Department, attended Ashland University, graduating in 1998 with BS in Chemistry and Toxicology. Following graduation, Gus joined Total Source Analysis Inc. in Wellington, Ohio, performing air emissions testing services as a Crew Chief/ Manager Trainee.

In 2000, Gus started his career at the Canton City Health Department as a Field Inspector in the Air Pollution Control Division, performing complaint investigations, emissions testing observations and facility inspections. In 2005, he moved to the Environmental Health Division - Consumer Services Section performing inspections for the swimming pool, food service and school programs. In 2009, he moved to the Community Services Section to solve public health nuisances within the neighborhoods. In 2013, he was promoted to Community Services Supervisor.

Gus is Servsafe certified, holds his pesticide applicator license and is Hazmat 40 hour trained. He has been involved with preparedness training, drills and response throughout his tenure at the health department. Gus is a past district director of the Ohio Environmental Health Association and currently serves as their State Awards Chair and on the State Audit Committee and NE Planning Committee.

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