A Night Of Awareness
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Newport Beach Civic Center
A ONE-Raiser 501(c)3 nonprofit
The Mothers. The Advocates. The Experts.
The Mother: Amiee Dunkle
Amiee Dunkle had a beautiful boy. Ben died from complications following an accidental overdose at the age of 20. The people he was with did not have naloxone nor had they been trained to recognize an opioid overdose. Aimee founded The Solace Foundation to reduce opioid related deaths by expanding access to this life saving drug.
The Mother: Jodi Barber
Jodi Barber lost her beautiful boy, Jarrod in 2010. He was 19. Several of his close friends died that year from accidental prescription drug overdoses. Jodi used her pain as her power. She and Christine Wood produced a documentary called Overtaken, and recently released Overtaken 2 in addition to Behind the Orange Curtain.
Dr. Matthew Polacheck, PsyD, MA, Director, Betty Ford Center
A nationally-recognized expert and spokesperson on mental health and substance use disorder issues. Matthew’s willingness to share his extensive knowledge and raise our collective awareness has elevated conversations on CNN, NBC and in the community for over a decade.
John Lieberman, MA, Director, Visions Teen
John is an integral part of the fabric that makes up Visions. He joined in 2002, creating the initial building blocks to ensure Visions became the preeminent provider of adolescent treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders it is today. John is a nationally recognized expert in adolescent treatment, intervention, and family dynamics.
A&E’s Intervention, author, family educator, interventionist, Principal of The Advocacy Group and a cherished Board Member of ONE possesses three decades of commitment to the recovery of others. We are incredibly proud to have Candy lead our panel of experts taking questions, comments and concerns from the community for over a decade.
Cal-welfare Investigator for the Newport Mesa Unified School District and the Irvine Unified School District. Vladimir has a 28-year career in law enforcement. He dedicated 12 of those years as a SRO Officer; a sworn officer responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. He served his Country in the Marines and continues to serve this community.
Lynne Pedersen, CADC-II, Founder of ONE
Lynne’s extensive history in the field of adolescent mental health spans more than thirty years. She has contributed in the build of the finest adolescent residential programs in the nation. She has an innate ability to create spaces for youth where healing and integrity of purpose are paramount.
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