Fred Wells Brason II

CEO, Project Lazarus

Fred Wells Brason II is the President/CEO of Project Lazarus, a community based opioid overdose prevention model reaching North Carolina and various parts of the United States including the U.S. Military and Tribal Groups.

Mr. Brason is also Project Director for Community Care of North Carolina’s Medicaid Management System Statewide Chronic Pain Initiative. He serves on the SAMHSA/CSAT Emerging Opioid Overdose Surveillance Group and is a member of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). Mr. Brason also serves on the Advisory Board for the NC Controlled Substance Reporting System, consults for the North Carolina Medical Society Opioid Death Reduction Task Force, and Co-Chairs the SAMSHA/ASTHO expert panel for Opioid Prescriber toolkit publication. He has also served on the FDA scientific workshop committees for the role of Naloxone in Opioid Overdose Fatality Prevention and Assessment of Analgesic Treatment of Chronic Pain. Mr. Brason received the 2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader Award.