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Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board

The advisory board provides recommendations on how to best allocate funds resulting from NY's opioid trials.
Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board

Charge

Created via Chapter 171 of the Laws of 2022 and pursuant to Mental Hygiene Law § 25.18, the Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board was established under the Office of Addiction Services and Supports to provide recommendations on how funding received by the Opioid Settlement Fund could be allocated.

Recommendations are required to be evidence-based and can consider federal, state, or local initiatives and activities that have shown to be effective in preventing and treating substance use disorders as well as maintaining recovery and assisting with the collateral effects of substance use disorders for individuals and their families or support system.

Upcoming Meetings

July 10, 2024

10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY – Meeting Room 6
  • Horizon Health Alliance, 55 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY
  • OASAS, 501 7th Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 

September 13, 2024

10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY – Meeting Room 6
  • Horizon Health Alliance, 55 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY 
  • OASAS, 501 7th Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 

September 24, 2024 

10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY – Meeting Room 6
  • Horizon Health Alliance, 55 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY
  • OASAS, 501 7th Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 

October 7, 2024 

10:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY – Meeting Room 6
  • Horizon Health Alliance, 55 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY 
  • OASAS, 501 7th Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 

October 8, 2024 

10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY – Meeting Room 6
  • Horizon Health Alliance, 55 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY 
  • OASAS, 501 7th Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 

Members

  • Lawrence S. Brown, MD     
  • Anne Constantino     
  • Stephen Giordano, PhD  
  • Suzanne G. Lavigne           
  • Ashley Livingston     
  • Stephanie Marquesano 
  • Cheryll Moore 
  • Debra Pantin 
  • Carmen Rivera 
  • Joyce Rivera  
  • Tisha M. Smith, EdD              
  • Justine Waldman, MD         
  • Kevin Watkins, MD
  • Raymond Ganoe        
  • Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, Commissioner Office of Addiction Services and Supports
  • James V. McDonald, MD, MPH, Acting Commissioner, Department of Health
  • Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan, Commissioner Office of Mental Health
  • Blake Washington, Director Division of the Budget

Reports

The Board provides their recommendations in a written report to the Governor, the temporary President of the Senate, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, the Chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, and the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committees by November 1st each year.

Past Meetings

2024 Meetings

May 17, 2024
February 26, 2024

2023 Meetings 

December 18, 2023
October 31, 2023
October 13, 2023
September 26, 2023
July 10, 2023
May 15, 2023
March 6, 2023

2022 Meetings

December 14, 2022
October 31, 2022 
October 19, 2022
October 14, 2022 
September 30, 2022 
September 20, 2022
August 29, 2022 
August 3, 2022
July 18 to 19, 2022
June 28, 2022
June 14, 2022

Contact Opioid Settlement Fund Advisory Board

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