Meridian Health Services 2021 Speaker Series
featuring Ryan Leaf
When: Thursday, October 21 from 11am – 1pm
Where: Holiday Inn, 6000 National Road East, Richmond, IN 47374
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, October 8, 2021
A complimentary lunch will be provided by Meridian Health Services. Please note that all COVID protocols, precautions, and social distancing will be followed as determined by state and local mandates.
Ryan Leaf – Richmond 2021 Speaker Series
Ryan Leaf—The Struggle with Addiction and Mental Illness
Former NFL player Ryan Leaf will share his poignant and brutally honest personal story as part of Meridian’s Community Health Speaker Series. Leaf, selected as the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft after Peyton Manning, had a career full of expectations he didn’t live up to. That failure, coupled with his inability to live life on life’s terms, led to drug addiction and landed him in a prison cell—both physically and emotionally. Leaf has since become a symbol of peace and inspiration for those who struggle with substance use and mental illness.
Following Leaf’s presentation, a panel comprised of community leaders and officials will take place allowing for a discussion of issues related to substance use, recovery, and ideas for local solutions.
Moderator and Panelists for this event:
|Darrin Dolehanty||Judge, Superior Court III|
|Christine Stinson||Executive Director, Wayne County Health Department|
|Megan Huffmeyer||CERT Project Manager, Choices Coordinated care Solutions|
|Brad Barrett||Mayor of Richmond|
|Douglas Huntsinger||Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement; Chairman of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse|
|Erika Brandenstein||MD, OBGYN Reid Hospital|
|Lisa Suttle||Regional Vice President of Clinical Services, Meridian Health Services|