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Meet the Steering Committee

Meet the Steering Committee*

Charles Argoff, MD

Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

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Penney Cowan

Founder and Executive Director
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
Rocklin, CA

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Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS

Nurse Practitioner
Suburban Hospital
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Bethesda, MD

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Bill McCarberg, MD

Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, San Diego
Practicing Physician Elizabeth Hospice and Neighborhood Healthcare
San Diego, CA

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Sandy Robertson, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Carolinas HealthCare System
Cabarrus Family Medicine
Concord, NC

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Steven P. Stanos, Jr, DO

Medical Director
Occupational Medicine Services
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

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Marcia Lee Taylor

Senior Vice President, Director of Government Affairs
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
New York, NY

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The Rethink Opioids initiative was developed through the collaboration of a Steering Committee and the sponsor of the initiative, Pfizer Inc. This collaborative effort is referred to as PROJECT ROOT.

The PROJECT ROOT Steering Committee is a diverse, distinguished panel of professionals who seek to make a real difference with respect to the problem of prescription opioid abuse. Comprising clinicians, academicians, and patient advocates, the Committee met to discuss the scope of the problem and, importantly, to begin developing practical approaches to the problem of opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain. The information, tools, and resources you will find here are a product of the Steering Committee’s work and their collaboration with the sponsor of the initiative, Pfizer Inc.

Select a Steering Committee member to view a brief biography, and watch this brief video to hear from Committee members regarding why they joined PROJECT ROOT.

*The PROJECT ROOT Steering Committee members or their organizations are compensated by Pfizer for their participation.