February 21 Chapter Meeting

Seeing through the Fog: What You Need to Know about Marijuana Legalization in Illinois

Members will receive a PROMO code through the listserv. If you did not receive the code, please contact Tricia Fusilero or Kim Branch at NIEAPA@CorpEvent.com or call 312-756-7756. Please register so we have an accurate number of attendees for the venue.  Thank you!


Speaker: Andy Duran has been the Executive Director of LEAD since May 2012. In the past 7 years, Andy has taken LEAD from a small community organization into a nationally recognized prevention organization that offers programs and services all over the country.  One of his biggest accomplishments is the development of Text-A-Tip, a 24/7 crisis text line that is now available to more than 10 million people. Andy speaks hundreds of times per year in schools, churches and communities across the United States.

Andy was recently elected to the Lake Bluff School District 65 Board of Education, where he is currently serving in his first term.

In 2004, Andy and his wife Lisa founded Camp Hope, a residential summer camp for children with disabilities in the Chicago area.

Prior to his time at LEAD, Andy served as the Executive Director of the Peacebuilders Initiative on the Southside of Chicago, and as Executive Director of the Ministry for Persons with Disabilities for Catholic Charities in Florida, where he ran a summer camp for children and teens with disabilities.

Andy and Lisa live in Lake Bluff, IL with their 2 young daughters, golden retriever, kinkalow cat and 2 guinea pigs.

Program Description: 
This session will discuss the implications of commercialized recreational marijuana in the state of Illinois.

1. Participants will learn about the implications of commercialized marijuana in Illinois, including the effect on communities and youth.
2. Participants will learn facts about the state law and what options local municipalities and employers have.
3. Participants will learn the outcomes from other states that have already legalized marijuana. 


8:30-9:00 am:         Networking
9:00-9:45 am:         Business Meeting
9:45-10:00 am:       15 Minute Break
10:00-12:00 pm: Program
12:15 pm:                Optional Networking Lunch** 

CEU Certificates given out upon completion of the program.

Location Host & Food Sponsor: 

Location:  Riveredge Hospital 8311 Roosevelt Rd Forest Park, IL 60130

Meeting Room:
 When attendees arrive at the hospital they will be directed to the meeting room from the front desk and there will be signage in the lobby and a greeter. 

NIEAPA Contact:  Rickey Schwartz and Tandra Rutledge

Parking Information - Parking is free in the lot and attendees can enter thru the main entrance.
Networking Lunch - Shanahan's 7353 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130 708-366-0775 

**Networking Lunch is optional and each attendee is responsible for their own meal.

Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756
Email: nieapa@corpevent.com

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