Our own Jason Pinkston, former offensive guard with the Cleveland Browns, will be MCing the event which features, Dr. Thomas Brophy as our Keynote Speaker along with comments from our community first responders, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Alumni Brianna Stanick.
Dr. Tom Brophy is a physician with many ties to our local community. He is a graduate of Shaler Area High School and studied neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. He also did his medical residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He is board certified in Addiction Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and lives locally in Hampton Township. Having grown up with a brother who struggled with heroin addiction, he witnessed first hand what addiction does to a family, and has always had a passion for fighting the stigma and helping struggling addicts.
He and his wife currently own and operate an addiction treatment facility in Allison Park called Trinity Wellness Services. He has also launched a non-profit organization called The Opiate Reform Initiative which is dedicated to educating the public and empowering communities to fight the epidemic.
His efforts with the non-profit have resulted in more than 15 large scale Opioid Education Summits over the last year. He is also a regular contributor to KDKA (radio and TV), The Tribune Review, and is consulted frequently by peers and colleagues on topics related to Opioid Addiction. He has received various honors and awards for this work, including a proclamation award from Allegheny County. His knowledge of these topics combined with his skill in public speaking has earned him praise from many leaders in both education and healthcare.
The devastation he sees in the ER is counterbalanced by the hope he helps provide families at his treatment facility. He and his wife have 3 children, and as a local family they are dedicated to making the world a better place, starting right here in our home community.
Free childcare is being offered for children ages 3 - 11 by our high school preschool and child development students.
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