Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts Welcomes a New Board Member and Two New Members to the Scientific Advisory Council
NEW YORK (Sept. 22, 2021) -- The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) today announced that The Reverend Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, President of the New York Theological Seminary and Preaching Pastor at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York City, has joined its Board of Directors. FORE also announced that Dayna Bowen Matthew, Dean of the George Washington University Law School, and David K. Mineta, President and CEO of Momentum for Health in Santa Clara County, California have joined its Scientific Advisory Council.
“With over 93,000 deaths from overdose last year, it is clear that our nation is in the grips of a crisis that calls for extraordinary leadership and innovative approaches,” said Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH., President of FORE. “We are extremely grateful to Dr. Walrond, Dean Matthew and Mr. Mineta for sharing their time and expertise with us. By listening to and learning from the varied perspectives of our Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Council, FORE will be able to expand our mission to support the most effective patientcentered, evidence-based solutions to the opioid crisis that is devastating so many individuals and families.”
LaKeesha Walrond, PhD
An educator, visionary leader, sought-after speaker, and consummate change agent, Dr. LaKeesha Walrond faithfully encourages individuals to embody their infinite possibilities. As the first woman and 12th President of New York Theological Seminary, Dr. Walrond is committed to preparing faith and thought leaders to engage relevant, restorative, and revolutionary ministry...