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September 2, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$22 – $27
$22 members | $27 non-members – RSVP Today
Please Note: Registration Deadline is Thursday, August 27
No Walk Up’s allowed at this time. Attendee’s must be pre-registered.
Guest Speakers: City Councilman Ron Salem, At-Large Group 2 and Mark Rowley, Assistant Chief of Information Services, JFRD
Topic: Opioid Epidemic, Addiction and Overdose in Jacksonville
City Councilman Ron Salem
Ronald B. Salem, Pharm. D., is currently the Director of PharMerica-Jacksonville, a long term care pharmacy. Dr. Salem was appointed by Governor Bush to the Florida Board of Pharmacy in 2003. He was reappointed by Governor Crist for a second term in 2007 and served as Chairman of the Board in 2007 and 2009. Prior to his service on the board, he was appointed to the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee by Governor Bush where he served from 2001-2003. Dr. Salem served as Chairman in 2001. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Pharmacy in 1978 and 1980, respectively from the University of Florida.
Dr. Salem has also been involved in community activities in the Jacksonville area. He has served as chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Better Jacksonville Plan. Dr. Salem also served as Chairman of the Greater Arlington Citizens Planning and Advisory Committee (CPAC), for two years. He was a member of the Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Board from 1999-2013 and served as Chairman on four different occasions. Dr. Salem served on the Jacksonville Sports Council from its inception as an appointment by Mayor Lenny Curry.
Councilman Salem presently serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee and the Special Committee on Parks and Quality of Life. He also chairs the Special Committee on the Opioid Epidemic for the City of Jacksonville. Councilman Salem is the Council liaison to the Jacksonville Port Authority and is a member of Jacksonville’s Tree Commission.
Dr. Salem is married to the former Nancy Hanania and has three children and five grandchildren.
Mark Rowley has enjoyed over 28 years working as a paramedic, firefighter, and an ER and addiction treatment nurse. He is currently an Assistant Chief with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and aids in supporting various overdose prevention and harm reduction programs. He is also a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student at Jacksonville University.
Spotlight Speaker: TBA
In-Person Meeting Details:
- No Walk Up’s allowed at this time. Must be pre-registered.
- Please Note: Registration Deadline is Thursday, August 27
- 50/50 Raffle Tickets can now be purchased on-line: $5 for 10 tickets. Money collected with raffle will be
split 50/50. Half of total cash collected will be given to lucky attendee at the luncheon.
Event Cost: $22 members | $27 non-members – RSVP Today
For assistance with a payment issue or receipt, please contact Council Treasurer, Jason Lafser at email@example.com, or 904-224-9911.