Public meets private meets nonprofit. Discuss.
The University of Baltimore's Henry A. Rosenberg Dialogue Series stimulates interactions among the public, private and nonprofit sectors on leading issues.
More a dialogue than a traditional lecture, each series session brings participants together to present a central issue, discuss the participants' assessments of it and explore how public-private and nonprofit partnerships can work together to resolve, advance or otherwise better the central issue.
Members of the business, nonprofit and academic communities—in addition to UB students, faculty, staff and alumni—are invited to participate in the forums that are always free and open to the public. Our goal is to facilitate networking and to encourage ideas that participants will then develop and implement.
Coordinated and led by Alan Lyles, Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business and Nonprofit Partnerships, sessions include about half an hour for each panelist's presentation, followed by about half an hour for questions and answers.
Upcoming Rosenberg Dialogue Series Session
The Coronavirus Pandemic and Sustained Peak Loads for First Responders: Promoting Resilience and Care for Burnout
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
online via Zoom
Deputy Director for Treatment and Prevention, Washington/Baltimore HIDTA
Director of ADAPT, The University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Prevention
D. Kenneth Beyer
CEO and Co-Founder, Harbor of Grace Recovery Center
Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business and Nonprofit Partnerships, The University of Baltimore
More About the Discussion
First responders must respond to the concurrent economic, social and medical crises confronting our society. Their work ranges from security and law enforcement to medical interventions and social work. It tests the limits of their capacities, and is unrelenting.
Our panel will address evidence-based strategies to promote first responders’ resilience, and, when these are not sufficient, treatment and wellness for their recovery. Each panelist will deliver a 20-minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.
About the Speakers
Lora Peppard serves as the deputy director for treatment and prevention for the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA, and the director of ADAPT: A Division for Advancing Prevention & Treatment at the University of Baltimore Center for Drug Policy and Prevention. Prior to her appointment with HIDTA, she was an associate professor at George Mason University and project director for several federally-funded substance use and behavioral health prevention grants from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Health Resources and Services Administration.
Dr. Peppard is dedicated to translating evidence-based practices into integrated, sustainable healthcare systems and communities. She has 15 years of clinical experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in emergency, inpatient, and outpatient settings. Dr. Peppard has developed innovative, system-wide programs to address the unmet substance use and behavioral health needs of underserved, military, and serious mental illness (SMI) populations. She also serves as a community, state, and national consultant on substance use and behavioral health prevention and integration models, and has authored several peer-reviewed publications on her work.
D. Kenneth Byer is the CEO and Co-Founder of Harbor of Grace Recovery Center. Mr. Beyer’s professional experiences prior to Harbor of Grace include extensive management expertise with residential and ambulatory care for substance abuse, being an experienced EMT, and a successful businessman. These experiences uniquely qualified Mr. Beyer to identify the need for residential and related stress, substance abuse and wellness care for First Responders, and to successfully create this growing care organization. Mr. Beyer is also a part-time career firefighter-EMT-B/IVT and a volunteer firefighter.
About the Facilitator
Alan Lyles is a professor in both the College of Public Affairs' School of Health and Human Services and School of Public and International Affairs. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. From 2003-13, he served as the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Public, Private and Nonprofit Partnerships at the University of Baltimore, and was recently appointed the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business and Nonprofit Partnerships, 2015-17.
Lyles' professional interests focuses on pharmaceutical economics and health policy—particularly on policies and practices to improve access to high cost, innovative medicines such as those for hepatitis C (HCV). His research examines individual and third-party payors (government programs and private benefits) in the US’ market-based healthcare system and international contrasts with centralized government systems.
He serves on editorial boards and has published and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He was visiting chair of pharmacoeconomics (2006) and a Fulbright Senior Specialist twice (2007 and 2011) at the University of Helsinki. His views on public and private policy interventions to mitigate obesity have been reported in The New York Times.
Lyles' operations experience with health service delivery includes administrative work in Johns Hopkins Hospital's Comprehensive Alcoholism Program and as general manager of its Outpatient Department (1970s); administrator of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (1980s); executive assistant to the dean and vice president for medicine and assistant dean for planning and analysis, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1990s). He has been chair of the Maryland Drug Use Review Board; chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Group on Institutional Planning; president of Delta Omega, Alpha Chapter, a national public health honor society; and he serves on the board of the National Academy of Public Administration.
The Henry A. Rosenberg Dialogue Series is made possible by the generous support of the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation and the University of Baltimore Foundation.