Trainer/Consultant, National Coalition Institute, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
• Advocacy Track: Activating Your Community
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Formerly the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Drug Commission in Knoxville, Tennessee, where her primary responsibilities included strategic planning and program implementation, government relations and media development, Catherine Brunson, MS, is a trainer/consultant with the National Coalition Institute. Ms. Brunson began working to increase awareness of the extent of Rx drug abuse in her community 15 years ago, and continues to work with communities throughout the country to develop strategies and collaborations with healthcare providers to reduce the devastating effects of Rx drug abuse. In 2002, she was the recipient of the FBI Community Director’s Outstanding Leadership Award, and in 2006 received a presidential appointment to the Office of National Drug Control Policy Drug Free Communities Commission in recognition for her efforts. She has a bachelor’s in business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.