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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

Program Managers

Jennifer Place, MA, LPC, LAC — Senior Program Manager

Treatment and Recovery work groups 

Email Jennifer

Jessica Eaddy, MSW — Senior Program Manager

Harm Reduction and Provider Education work groups,

Email Jessica

Hilary Bryant — Program Manager

Affected Families and Friends, Public Awareness, and Safe Disposal work groups

Email Hilary

Shayna Micucci, MSW, LSW — Program Manager

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and Benzodiazepine Awareness work groups

Email Shayna

External Relations Strategists

Jessica Eaddy, MSW — Senior 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

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

Kristin Carpenter — External Relations Strategist

Kristin builds relationships with local and regional efforts addressing the opioid epidemic, with a focus on the southeast. She provides technical assistance and establishes connections to other services. Email Kristin

Jennifer Mackender, MPH — External Relations Strategist

Jennifer 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 Jennifer

Communications and Administration

Michael Davidson — 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 — 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

Teresa Cantwell — Business Operations Professional

Teresa manages the Grant Writing Assistance Program and coordinates office support functions including purchasing. Email Teresa