Task Force Committees

Committee reports can be found by clicking on each of the respective committee links below.

  1. Provider Education & Policy Reform, led by Dr. Paul Updike, Catholic Health and Erie County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale Burstein
  2. Community Education, led by Barbara Burns of the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, Western Region of NY
  3. Families and Consumer Support & Advocacy, led by Debra Smith, Parent Advocate
  4. REAP Program, led by Dan Rinaldo of NYNJ-HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)
  5. Treatment Providers, led by Erie County Commissioner of Mental Health, Michael Ranney
  6. Hospitals/ER ROI Project, TBA
  7. Naloxone Access, led by Cheryll Moore of the Erie County Department of Health   


Opiate Task Force Home Page





Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

ECDOH Locations

Western New York 211