The steering committee will advise and oversee projects of the network.

Jennifer Tourville
Jennifer Tourville, DNP, CPNP
UT System Director of Substance Misuse Outreach and Initiatives and UT Knoxville College of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor


Tiffany Carpenter
Tiffany Carpenter, MBA
UT System Vice President for Communications and Marketing


Robert Pack
Robert Pack, PhD, MPH
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)


Robert Williams
Robert Williams, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics UT Health Science Center


Duane Slone
Hon. Duane Slone
4th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge, State of TN


Stephen Loyd
Stephen Loyd, MD
Medical Director Cedar Recovery and Journey Pure


Herb Byrd
Herb Byrd, PhD
UT System Vice President, Institute for Public Service


Karen Pershing
Karen Pershing, MPH, CPS II
Executive Director, Metro Drug Coalition


Alex Dopico
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


Carole Myers
Carole R. Myers, PhD, RN, FAAN
UT Knoxville College of Nursing Professor and Public Health Associate Professor


Katie Cahill
Katie Cahill, PhD
UT Knoxville Associate Director, Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy


Carla Saunders
Carla Saunders, DNP
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Regional Neonatal Associates


Paul Trivette
Paul Trivette
Chief Strategy Officer, Cedar Recovery, LLC.
Katie Singer
Katie Singer, PhD
UT System Director of Strategic Planning and Policy