Health Care Committee Presents: The Impact of Pain, Opiates, and Depression in our Community

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Name: Health Care Committee Presents: The Impact of Pain, Opiates, and Depression in our Community
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Health Care Committee invites you to join them on April 13, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. as they host a panel of professionals who will tackle the taboo topic of how pain, opiates, and depression impact our community. 

Panelists will include Dr. Alino Alonso, Florida Department of Health, Dr. Rachel Docekal, The Lyrae Group, and Riviera Beach Police Chief Clarence D. Williams, III. Michael Reed, Palm Beach Spine Institute, will Moderate.

This event will follow the below timeline:

7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Networking & Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Guests will take their seats
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Opening Announcements
8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Panel Discussion
8:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Q&A

Get to know our Panelists:

Michael Reed - Founder, Palm Beach Spine Institute 
Dr. Michael Reed is the Founder & Director of the Palm Beach Spine Institute, a VIP spine specialty firm for patients with spinal disorders. Dr. Reed and his colleagues are experts at leveraging available resources to evaluate, treat, navigate, guide, coach, and monitor patients to optimize outcomes and reduce the unnecessary suffering and costs associated with spinal disorders. Primary areas of focus include degenerative conditions, disc-related injuries and pathology, perioperative spine care (pre- and post-surgical management), complex spinal disorders, pediatric spine care, and vertebral fragility fractures.

Dr. Alina Alonso
Director, Florida Department of Health 
Alina M. Alonso, MD is the Director of the Florida Department of Health – Palm Beach County.  Dr. Alonso is a Family Practice Physician and a Preventive Medicine/Public Health servant to the residents of Palm Beach County since 1989.  As Director, she oversees the operations of one of the largest and nationally recognized local county health department serving a population of approximately 1,372,000. Her leadership of the professional staff provides a full range of primary and preventive services through seven strategically placed health centers, Environmental Public Health, WIC, Nutrition, School Health, Epidemiology, Preparedness and Community Health. Read Dr. Alonso's complete bio here.

Dr. Rachel Docekal - Founder, The Lyrae Group
Rachel Pappert Docekal, MBA, Ed.D has extensive experience in enterprise building, governance, business and program development, fund development, customer and community relations, social media, and the creation, launch, and management of brands. Rachel is a seasoned leader with specialized knowledge in for-profit and nonprofit sectors. As an accomplished writer, polished speaker, experienced leader, respected trainer and successful motivator with excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills, Rachel focuses on the improvement and acceleration of marketing and philanthropy programs. She has a gift for aligning organizational goals with core missions while ensuring sustainability, which led her to establish The Lyrae Group in 2015. As CEO of the Hanley Center Foundation, she was responsible for board and donor relations and creating fund development strategies to support Hanley’s lifesaving programs and capital expansion.

Chief Clarence D. Williams, III. - Police Chief, Riviera Beach
Clarence Daryl Williams, III is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Although a recent transplant to the Palm Beaches when he accepted the position of Chief of Police for the City of Riviera Beach in 2002, he is no stranger to community service and activism. His involvement in community service spans several decades and includes the following organizations and commissions: NAACP-Cincinnati Branch, State of Ohio Minority Police Officers Advisory Task Force; Ohio Governor's Commission on Socially Disadvantaged Black Males; and President of Golden Bears Youth Baseball Program, Hawks Youth Basketball and Hilltop Youth Football Program. Read Chief Williams' complete bio here.

Thank you to the Riviera Beach CRA and the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center for sponsoring this event, Palm Beach Spine Institute for providing breakfast, and Oceana Coffee for providing coffee.

This is a complimentary event for our community, but please be sure to register. We look forward to seeing you on the morning of Thursday, April 13th!
Riviera Beach Marina Event Center
190 E. 13th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Contact Information:
Melanie Scherr
Free Event
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