NJ State Senator Vitale to Lead Kean University Roundtable on State's Heroin Epidemic





Legislator Will Be Joined by Prosecutors, Advocates to

Chart Path Towards Prevention and Recovery Efforts

     TRENTON – Senator Joseph F. Vitale will lead a discussion with prosecutors and state advocates on Tuesday, November 18 as part of the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy Roundtable series. The roundtable will cover efforts to curb the state's growing heroin and opiate abuse epidemic.

     Joining Senator Vitale on the roundtable are:

     * Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, R-Morris, Somerset and Union

     * Joseph D. Coronato – Ocean County Prosecutor

     * Fredric M. Knapp – Morris County Prosecutor

     * Richard T. Burke – Warren County Prosecutor

     * Camelia Valdes – Passaic County Prosecutor

     * David Kerr – Recovery Advisory Group

     * Neil Eicher – NJ Hospital Association, VP of Government Relations & Policy

     * Mary A. Ditri, MA, CHCC – NJ Hospital Association, Director of Professional Practice

     * Angelo Valente – Partnership for a Drug Free NJ, Executive Director

     * Angela Conover – Partnership for a Drug Free NJ, Media Director

     * Pamela Capaci – Prevention Links, Executive Director

     * Dr. Terry Golway - Kean University Center for History, Politics, & Policy, Director

     * Shane Derris – Kean University Center for History, Politics, & Policy, Assistant Director

     * James J. Drylie, Ph.D., Kean University Department of Criminal Justice, Chairperson

     The event will take place at 11:30 AM at the Green Lane Academic Building on Kean University's campus, 1040 Morris Ave, Union, NJ.