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The Transition Cafe of Central Ohio Metting
January 31 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am| $10 Pre-registration/$15 at the door
“HOW TO SOLVE THE OPIATE EPIDEMIC”
This month we have two very special guest speakers, Judge Scott VanDerKarr and Dr. Christopher Yerington, MD, both who have made recent transitions to help change the community. Mr. VanDerKarr, along with Dr. Yerington, will be discussing their work and passion in dealing with the local opiate epidemic that is occurring both nationally and locally – and how it is impacting the economy, but especially families, the health care system and the community.
As both Scott and Christopher have experienced changes in their careers, they will also share the “why? and how?” of their transition – and the outcome of their project as a result of their new career direction. If you have ever pondered a change in industry or profession or “what you are doing with your life,” join us for a very informative and inspirational presentation.
Meet This Month’s Speakers!
Currently President of Life Net Metrics and a Consultant and Addiction Specialist, Judge VanDerKarr has held positions with Franklin County Municipal Court’s Opiate Extension Program and has extensive experience with the Military and Veteran’s Service Specialty docket, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, and the Mental Health Program from 2004 – 2014. Prior to his role as a judge, he was a Legal Consultant with the League Against Child Abuse from 1983 – 1992, and held various roles as a Child Abuse Prosecutor, criminal trial staff member, and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Division. Judge VanDerKarr is actively involved with numerous civic and professional organizations and has presented in excess of 500 speeches to diverse groups throughout the community. He is a graduate of Miami University and Capital University Law School.
Dr. Christopher Yerington
Dr. Yerington is a retired cardiac and trauma anesthesiologist. After his clinical medical career ended, Chris used his entire education and experiences to assist start-ups and entrepreneurs in Central Ohio. Chris is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has attended both The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and Capital Law School. Dr. Yerington has been associated with OSU’s Wexner Medical Center and with a large private practice where he was Medical Director for the group’s surgery center and Chief of Staff for the hospital. Chris has also completed research in opioid reversal agents for first responders. Disabled in 2010 from a birth injury resulting in a degenerative palsy of his left hand and arm, Chris refocused his life on family, his four children and volunteering. During this time, he has assisted several Ohio companies from start-up through growth and profitability through volunteer consulting, advising and extensive networking.