OPPA Conference 2022


Join us May 3-5 for OPPA Conference 2022, We Are Prevention Influencers: Inspiring Prevention in our Backyards and Beyond!

Online registration is HERE. (If you would prefer to complete a paper registration form, you may download the form HERE.)
Payment can be made via credit card, below, or by mailing a check to OPPA; P.O. Box 2394; Columbus, OH 43216.
The three-day conference is a virtual event bringing together Ohio's prevention community for learning, dialogue, and networking. This year's content will focus on building the capacity of prevention professionals to affect individuals, families, organizations, communities, and systems.

"Our work is ultimately about creating conditions and providing tools that influence healthy behaviors," noted Rachel Miller, co-chair of the OPPA Education & Training Team. "The conference will further equip all of us to apply those skills, whether we're teaching a curriculum, coordinating a coalition, or affecting state policy."

Conference registration is $75.00 for OPPA members and $175 for non-members. Non-members receive an OPPA 2022 membership with their registration.

Nicole M. Augustine, Gavin Luther, and Simone Crawley are the conference keynote presenters.

Augustine has worked in the prevention field for over 20 years. Among her many roles, she is the prevention director of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina and the owner of RIZE Consultants, through which she consults with organizations and businesses on improving systems to create change. Augustine was previously the project director for the Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC).

Luter is the director of UniverCity Alliance, an organization that connects education, service, and research activities at the University of Wisconsin to local communities. He previously served as executive director of Wisconsin Campus Compact, which also focused on community and systems development.
Crawley is a cross-cultural expert with a diverse career history that includes serving over six years in the Ohio Legislature, once holding the office of President of the Ohio Young Black Democrats, and previously leading Ohio’s leading agency for cultural competence, the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC), as Executive Director.

The conference session schedule:
Tuesday, May 3
Session 1: 9:00 - 10:30am - Strengthening Community Partnerships; Gavin Luter, PhD, Managing Director, UniverCity Alliance, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session 2: 11:00am - 12:30pm - A Voice for the People: Creating Equity in Prevention; Simone Crawley, Founder/CEO, Crawley Cultural Consulting

Session 3: 2:00 - 3:30pm - Advocating for and Expanding Prevention Programs in School-based Settings; Erin Horn, BS, Youth Programs & Training Manager and Christine Browner, RN, MEd, Program Manager, 1N5

Session 4: 7:00 - 8:45pm - Prevention & Pop Culture Trivia Night: Team event featuring a blend of prevention history and pop culture questions
Wednesday, May 4
Session 5: 9:00 - 10:30am - The Future of Prevention Planning: Equity and the Social Determinants of Health; Nicole Augustine, MPH, MCHES, CPS, CEO & Founder, RIZE Consultants

Session 6: 11:00am - 12:30pm; Expanding Prevention Careers Within and Beyond Prevention; Panelists: Derek Longmeier, MBA, OCPC, ICPS, Executive Director, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio; Reggie Robinson, OCPC, Community Coordinator, Health Recovery Services; Jill Smock, OCPC, ICPS, Executive Director, Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
Session 7: 5:00 - 6:30pm - OPPA Youth Prevention Showcase; Ohio youth prevention leaders
Thursday, May 5
Session 8: 9:00 - 10:30am - Young Adults and Prevention: A Perspective Panel; Panelists: Carly Griffith, CHES, OCPS, ICPS, Prevention Education Provider, Talbert House Serving Warren and Clinton Counties; Cameron Justice, BSW, Juris Doctorate Candidate, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; Jim Posey, BS, OCPSA, Health Educator, Sandusky Public Health

Session 9: 11:00am - 12:30pm - Championing Prevention in Ohio; Aimee Wade, MSW, LISW, OCPC, ICPS; Jim Ryan, OCPC, ICPS


OPPA Conference 2022