The Heroin Partnership Project will be under new leadership following the departure of founding coordinator Teri Minney, who announced her resignation effective May 25th. On her first retirement from employment with the State of Ohio, she only had a few days off before being selected as the coordinator of the Partnership under a grant from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. She is ready to retire once again.
The purpose of the grant award was to provide the HPP with a staff member to establish and sustain the efforts of the Ross County response to the opiate epidemic, assisted by state, federal, and local agencies.
“The success of the Partnership is largely due to Teri’s efforts and dedication to positively impacting the overwhelming epidemic of opiate use, abuse, and overdose deaths,” said Dr. John Gabis, Chair of the Partnership. “Key successes for her were the development of the Post Overdose Response Team (PORT), the guiding of the subcommittees of the Partnership, and advancing the awareness of the resources for help in Ross County. She is the face of the HPP in our county.”
The immediate successor as coordinator will be determined by a sub-committee of the HPP that will meet in the next few weeks. This will also involve a review of the strategic direction of the HPP and what the qualifications of the next coordinator will require.