Master Class Series at St. James’ Church 
Thursday, October 25, 2018
The Master Class Series at St. James Presents:
“Confronting the Opioid Epidemic”
When: 7:30pm
Where: The Hazel Smith Parish Hall at St. James’ Episcopal Church 96 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles
What: A panel discussion on the opioid epidemic in the Central New York Community. Panelists include Cheryl L. Reed, Dr. Ray Jannetti, Jordan Eubanks, and Tina & John Socci. Panel moderator for this event will be NewsChannel 9’s Christie Casciano.
Suggested Donation: $10
The panel of experts includes people who have both studied and lived the crisis.
The panelists include:
• Cheryl Reed, journalist, author and Syracuse University Newhouse School assistant professor of newspaper and online journalism. Ms. Reed will talk about her fiction book Poison Girls and her research for the book and reporting that she did on young female drug users.
• Dr. Ray Jannetti, has been a physician for 34 years in the Syracuse area.  He is board certified by the American Boards of Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, and Addiction Medicine and is the former Medical Director of Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center.  Currently he is a Professor of Practice in the Le Moyne College Purcell School of Professional Studies Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Medical Director of the Le Moyne Wellness Center.
• Jordan Eubanks is a National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Certified Recovery Peer Advocate, and Certified Peer Specialist (NY). At Helio Health he is a Lead Peer in Central New York, providing administrative oversight to the implementation of Peers at the Center of Treatment Innovation. Jordan advises organizations and has spoken and led workshops on peer development. As a panelist he will talk about community activism, educating the public on the opioid epidemic, treatment and recovery options, and Narcan® (naloxone HCl).
• Tina and John Socci, John and Tina are Owasco, NY parents who suffered the loss of a son to heroin overdose. They will share their experience as parents of an adult child struggling with addiction. • Christie Casciano, Panel Moderator, is an anchor at WSYR NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse NY.
The Master Class Series at St. James’ are lectures and panel discussions aimed at enriching St. James’ and its surrounding communities. It will focus on topics relevant to the struggles and challenges those in and outside of our community face today along with other topics of regional interest in business, recreation, entertainment and quality of life. This will be a forum whereby speakers, such as authors, health professionals and others with expertise, share their knowledge on a particular topic followed by a moderated Q&A session with audience members.
A reception with light refreshments would follow each event.
The Master Class Series is designed to support the goals of St. James’ Episcopal Church by:
• Strengthening connections both within and outside the parish;
• Increasing congregational reach by inviting new people into our church community;
• Having opportunities to collaborate with other programs and missions that could mix lectures with music and volunteerism; The Master Class Series would be offered in both the spring and fall seasons each year.