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Staff

The Consortium is housed administratively in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and is coordinated by Professor Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh. The Consortium now is able to offer a staff of ten who can support its efforts throughout the state.

Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh — Executive Director

Rob coordinates the vision of the Consortium by building strategic partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels. Email Rob

José Esquibel — Associate Director

José manages the Consortium’s activities and leads community outreach efforts. Email José

Gina Olberding, MBA — Assistant Director

Gina provides oversight to Consortium projects, programs, and staff. Email Gina

Susanna Cooper, MPH — Program Manager

Susanna provides support to the Harm Reduction and Provider Education work groups to create products and coordinate events. Email Susanna

Jennifer Place, MA, LPC, LAC — Program Manager

Jennifer provides support to the Treatment, Recovery, Affected Family and Friends, and Heroin Response work groups to create products and coordinate events. Email Jennifer

Tyler Payne, BS — Program Manager

Tyler provides support to the Public Awareness, Safe Disposal, Data and Research, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program work groups to create products and coordinate events. Email Tyler

Jessica Eaddy, MSW — External Relations Strategist

Jessica builds relationships with local and regional efforts addressing the opioid epidemic, with a focus on southwest Colorado and mountain communities. She provides technical assistance and establishes connections to other services and organizations in the state as needed. Email Jessica

Jamie Feld, MPH — External Relations Strategist

Jamie builds relationships with local and regional efforts addressing the opioid epidemic, with a focus on the Denver area and northeast Colorado. She provides technical assistance and establishes connections to other services and organizations in the state as needed. Email Jamie

Lindsey Simbeye — External Relations Strategist

Lindsey builds relationships with local and regional efforts addressing the opioid epidemic, with a focus on northwest Colorado. She provides technical assistance and establishes connections to other services and organizations in the state as needed. Email Lindsey

Judy Solano, MS, RN — External Relations Strategist

Judy builds relationships with local and regional efforts addressing the opioid epidemic, with a focus on southeast Colorado. She provides technical assistance and establishes connections to other services and organizations in the state as needed. Email Judy

Michael Davidson, BA — Senior Communications Professional

Michael works with Consortium members to develop, coordinate, and support communications campaigns. He creates digital and print content to promote the Consortium’s work, manages the Consortium’s websites, and coordinates public awareness campaigns. Email Michael

Rosemarie MacDowell, AA — Center Coordinator

Rosemarie provides administrative support to the Consortium and its work groups. This includes producing financial documents, managing files, email distribution lists, and work group communications. Email Rosemarie

Taylor Hillhouse — Program Assistant

Taylor oversees our grant writing assistance program, which supports local organizations with the resources they need to pursue funding opportunities that support prevention, harm reduction intervention, treatment, and recovery of substance use disorders. Email Taylor.