ADAMH Board is addressing Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic with Statewide VISTA Project
The Paint Valley ADAMH Board is pleased to welcome Brian Cristi as their new VISTA Volunteer. The Paint Valley ADAMH Board was able to seek a VISTA as part of a statewide project to combat the Opioid Epidemic.
Executive Director Penny Dehner stated, “We are so pleased to announce that Brian Cristi will be supporting The Paint Valley ADAMH Board for his second year of service as a VISTA Volunteer. As the Opioid County Hub Coordinator, Brian will partner with our five-county drug abuse prevention coalitions to fulfill the mandate for county hubs. This project will provide data on strategies to improve the lives of those impacted by the Opioid Crisis, as well as the effects the crisis has had on the community.”
Brian Cristi has been selected as the Paint Valley ADAMH Board’s Opioid County HUB Coordinator. Brian will assist the ADAMH Board in strengthening the county and community efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike, and Ross Counties. Brian will serve in this capacity for one year ending on July 6, 2020.
Brian Cristi is from Athens, Ohio. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from The University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State. Last year was his first year of service in Athens county where he was the Farm to School VISTA for Rural Action. Brian gained experience working for people in Athens county who needed assistance with local fresh food access.
Mr. Cristi stated, “I am eager to start my second year of service as a VISTA. I look forward to supporting the five county ADAMH Board region.”