PERU utilizes our diverse, multidisciplinary team to ensure that we constantly move ever-closer to our vision of facilitating each patient’s ability to achieve optimal health, well-being, recovery, and choice.

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Abby Talbert

Project Coordinator

Abby Talbert, MPH, CPH, is a Project Coordinator for multiple projects including the Pennsylvania Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treat

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Abe Perez

Program Implementation Specialist

Abe Perez, MS, is a Program Implementation Specialist at PERU's Community Health Initiative Program. He earned a master's from Chatham University in c

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Alec Howard

Research Specialist

Alec J. Howard, MPH is a Research Specialist for PERU’s SBIRT initiatives. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Gradua

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Alexis Waksmunski

Research Specialist

Alexis Waksmunski, MPIA, is a Research Specialist for the Pennsylvania Opioid Use Disorders Centers of Excellence Technical Assistance Center (PA OUD

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Ali Burrell

Director of Technical Assistance for VA SP TAC

Ali Burrell, MPH, CPH, is the Director of Technical Assistance for the Veteran’s Administration Suicide Prevention Technical Assistance Center (VA S

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Alli Clevenger

Project Coordinator

Alli Clevenger, MPH, is a Project Coordinator for PERU’s medication-assisted treatment (MAT) projects, including the Commonwealth Opioid Medical MAT

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Amanda Mihalko

Community Health Initiatives Program Director

Amanda Mihalko, is the Director of PERU’s Community Health Initiatives. She directs the teams responsible for Overdose Reduction Technical Assistanc

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Amy Snider

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Amy Snider, MPA, is a Senior Program Implementation Specialist for the Veterans Affairs Initiatives at PERU. Amy earned a Master of Public Administrat

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Annette Mich

Director of System Transformation Support

Annette C. Mich, B.S., MS, is the Director of System Transformation Support for PERU. She earned her master’s degree from Rush University in health

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Brenda Foor

Senior Program Implementation Specialist

Brenda Foor, B.A. O.C.P.C. is a Senior Program Implementation Specialist for the Community Health Initiatives and Veteran Affairs programs. She earne

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Brendan Barstow

Research Specialist

Brendan Barstow, MS, is a researcher and writer at PERU focused on the Pennsylvania Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (PA ODR TAC), the P

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Brianna McDonough

Training Coordinator

Brianna McDonough, MPH, CPH is a training coordinator for multiple projects including the Rural Access to MAT in Pennsylvania Project (RAMP), the AHEC

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Chris Chirdon

Program Implementation Specialist

Chris Chirdon, MEd, is a Program Implementation Specialist for PERU’s Community Health Initiatives Program. Chris earned his master’s degree in sc

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Courtney Brenner

Research Specialist

Courtney Brenner, MS, is a Research Specialist for PERU's Pennsylvania Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (PA ODR TAC) and SCOPE projects.

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Dane Miller

Research Specialist

Dane Miller, MPH, is a Research Specialist for multiple projects including Pennsylvania Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (PA ODR TAC), P

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Dan Lomauro

Research Specialist

Dan Lomauro, MPH, is a Research Specialist for multiple projects, including the Rural Access to MAT in Pennsylvania Project, the Commonwealth Opioid M

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Debra Moore

Senior Program Evaluation Specialist

Debra W. Moore, PhD, is a Senior Program Evaluation Specialist for PERU. Debra earned a doctorate in Research Methodology from the University of Pitts

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Ellie Schneier

Research Specialist

Ellie (Sweeney) Schneier, MS, is a Research Specialist for multiple projects including the Pennsylvania Opioid Use Disorders Centers of Excellence Tec

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Erin Straw

Project Director for the Strategies to Coordinate Overdose Prevention Efforts (SCOPE)

Erin Straw, MPH, is a Project Director for the Strategies to Coordinate Overdose Prevention Efforts (SCOPE) programs at PERU. These programs include S

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Georgie Scott

Research Assistant

Georgie Scott, MPH, is a Research Assistant for the PA SBIRT project. Georgie earned a bachlor's degree in Biology with a focus on microbiology and bi

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Glenn Hoffman

Research Specialist

Glenn Hoffman, BS, is a Research Specialist for PERU's Pennsylvania Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (PA ODR TAC) and Veteran’s Admini

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Grace Drnach

Program Implementation Specialist

Grace Drnach, MPH, CHES, is a Program Implementation Specialist for the PA SBIRT initiative. Grace earned her master’s degree from Tulane University

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Greg Griffith

Program Implementation Specialist

Greg Griffith is a Program Implementation Specialist for PERU’s Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC). In t

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Heather Santa

Research Specialist

Heather Santa, MS, MA, is a Research Specialist for PERU’s SBIRT initiatives including three healthcare professional student training projects, the

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Jack Warwick

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program Director

Jack Warwick, MPH, is a Program Director for PERU’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Projects including the Rural Access to MAT in Pennsylvania P

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Jacqueline Cohen

Research Specialist

Jacqueline Cohen, MPH, is a Research Specialist for multiple projects including the Pennsylvania Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (PA OD

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Janice Pringle

PERU Director and Founder

Jan Pringle, PhD, is the founder and director of PERU, as well as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Dr. Pringle is an ep

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Jessica Northcott

Associate Program Implementation Specialist

Jessica Northcott, LSW, is an Associate Program Implementation Specialist for PERU’s Innovative Health System Initiatives. Jessica earned a Master o

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