Lawrence A. Medina possesses over 25 years of experience and expertise in business development and administration within both the public and private sectors. He has also brought expertise in program design and development, fiscal management, strategic planning, marketing, and continuous quality improvement. He has served as accreditation manager for the Santa Fe County Youth Development Program, and as Executive Director for Rio Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program in Taos and Las Vegas, New Mexico. He recently managed the startup of Sangre de Cristo House, a women’s transitional living program, serving clients that include pregnant women, women with children, and inmates transitioning from the correctional system. Mr. Medina led an award- winning organization, Concerned Parents of Pueblo that received the “National Family Volunteer Day Award” by the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC in 2001. He has served on many boards and advisory committees including the Con Alma Health Foundation, HUD’s Empowerment Zone Strategic Plan Committee, Recovery-Friendly Taos County, and Recovery Communities of New Mexico Advisory Committee. Currently, Mr. Medina is serving a three-year term with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council. Mr. Medina holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Resources for drug use and COVID-19 risk reduction

The link below contains guidance documents, government advisories, and tools for people who use drugs and stakeholders likely to engage with people who use drugs, including: Syringe services programs and other harm reduction service providers Medications for opioid use disorder treatment providers, including emergency departments, clinicians, including opioid treatment programs Homeless service providers, including outreach, shelter, and housing Peer navigators, recovery coaches, and community health workers Criminal justice professionals, including corrections, law enforcement, court personnel, community supervision personnel, and defenders.