Karen H. Perry

National Advisory Board Member
Co-Founder & Executive Director, NOPE Task Force

• Moderator Prevention Track: Youth Prevention Programs
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
• Moderator PDMP Track: New Developments in PDMPs: South Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
• Advocacy Track: Activating Your Community
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Perry_Karen-lgFollowing the loss of her oldest son, Richard, to a drug overdose, Karen H. Perry co-founded Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Task Force. She has served in a voluntary capacity as Executive Director since its inception in 2004. Mrs. Perry’s major initiatives include the co-development and implementation of the NOPE Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, as well as the Program Training Curriculum. Other initiatives created and led by Mrs. Perry include the NOPE’s Annual National Candle Light Vigil, NOPE Treatment Fund and the NOPE Support Group. In addition to her commitments to NOPE, Mrs. Perry serves on numerous organizational boards and councils. She has been recognized for her achievements in the substance abuse field on the local and national levels. Additionally, she has been a leading advocate for numerous legislative initiatives on the State and Federal levels in the area of substance abuse. Mrs. Perry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rosemont College.