The steering committee will advise and oversee projects of the network.
Current Steering Committee
Executive Director, SMART Initiative
UT System Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Professor of Community and Behavioral Health, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, Director of the ETSU Addiction Science Center and Co-Director of the Opioids Research Consortium of Central Appalachia (the ORCCA)
4th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge, State of TN
Chief Medical Office, Cedar Recovery
Vice President, Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners
Chair, Tennessee Opioid Abatement Council
UT System Vice President, Institute for Public Service
Executive Director, Metro Drug Coalition
UT Knoxville College of Nursing Professor and Public Health Professor
Chief Strategy Officer, Cedar Recovery, LLC.
Assistant Professor, UT Health Science Center, College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, East TN State University
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Internship Coordinator, University of TN at Chattanooga
Substance Use Program Coordinator, UT Institute for Public Service, SMART Initiative
Associate Director, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy; Director, Leadership and Governance Policy Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science (adjuct)
Robert Williams, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics UT Health Science Center
Alex M. Dopico, M.D., Ph.D.
Harriet S. Van Vleet Chair of Excellence and Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science and Toxicology, College of Medicine, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Carla Saunders, DNP
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Regional Neonatal Associates