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FORE Welcomes Dayna Bowen Matthew, J.D., Ph.D., and David Mineta, M.S.W., to Scientific Advisory Council

September 22, 2021

We are pleased to welcome Dayna Bowen Matthew, J.D., Ph.D., and David K. Mineta, M.S.W., to our Scientific Advisory Council.

Dr. Matthew, dean of the George Washington University Law School, is a nationally recognized legal scholar as well as an expert in health equity and public health policy. In addition to Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in Health Care, Dr. Matthew has authored or co-authored dozens of book chapters and articles focusing on health care reform, public health law, and health disparities, among other topics. Dr. Matthew holds a Ph.D. in health and behavioral sciences from the University of Colorado Denver.

Mr. Mineta is a behavioral health counselor and expert on prevention of substance use disorder (SUD) as well as SUD treatment and recovery. He is currently the president and CEO of Momentum for Health, the largest private nonprofit dedicated to adult behavioral health services in California’s Santa Clara County. Prior to that, he served as a presidential appointee in the position of Deputy Director of Demand Reduction for the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy and as deputy director of Asian American Recovery Services in the San Francisco Bay Area.

FORE’s Advisory Council now benefits from the expertise of 10 people in diverse fields related to the opioid crisis, including: SUD prevention and community engagement, addiction medicine, behavioral health, adolescent medicine, pain management, reproductive health, addiction recovery and wellness, and legal and policy issues related to substance use disorders. “The board of directors and staff of FORE are grateful for the guidance of our Advisory Council members,” says Karen Scott, M.D., M.P.H., FORE’s president. “We rely on them to ensure our work is grounded in evidence and informed by the experiences of those on the frontlines of the crisis.”