Join us to discuss the opioid crisis that affects our neighborhoods and the actions we can take. Opioids don’t discriminate and are more prevalently used than we might like to realize, and may start with many other routinely used medications. Also, do not forget to grab your own free narcan kit.
Lawrence Nordhoff, DC, EMT
Volunteer Coordinator Medical Reserve Corps, Alameda County EMS Agency
Part-time EMR instructor at Las Positas College, Emergency Medical Technician E136575. Alameda County. Active status.Outreach Director for the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) First Aid and CPR instructor for AHA and Health Safety Institute since July 2023.Certified as an Opioid Overdose Responder and Naloxone train-the-trainer.
Part-time clinical pharmacist at Haller’s pharmacies and at Washington Hospital Health system. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) followed by a community pharmacy residency with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Bremo Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia. During her residency, she worked closely with a primarily geriatric population and trained medication aides on caregiving and administering and managing medications. Throughout her 8 year career, Anisha has been passionate about preventative care, deprescribing medications safely to reduce pill burden and empowering people and their families to be their own health advocates through education about medications, their side effects and proper administration.