Pool report #2 - list of attendees at opioid roundtable

From: Francesca Chambers [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:33 PM
Subject: Pool report #2 - list of attendees at opioid roundtable

List of attendees provided by the White House. The three in bold spoke after the President and Christie. Solomon is also a recovering addict, even though he’s not listed that way here. Garozzo’s son overdosed on opioids.

As previously noted, Christie, Sessions and Rosenberg (DEA) also made remarks at the request of the president.


Vice President

Governor Chris Christie

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Secretary Betsy DeVos

Secretary David Shulkin

Secretary John F. Kelly

Dr. Don Wright, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS

Charles “Chuck” Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency

Richard Baum, Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Mariano Rivera, Former New York Yankee and founder of the Mariano Rivera Foundation

Pam Bondi, Attorney General, Florida

Bertha Madras, Professor of Psychobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment) in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Pam Garozzo, Drug Awareness Advocate

AJ Solomon, Founder of Victory Bay Recovery Center

Vanessa Vitolo, Recovering Addict

From: Francesca Chambers [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:18 PM
To: Coia, Giovanna EOP/WHO ; Mocarski, Ashley D. EOP/WHO
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Subject: Pool report #1

Pool was brought into the Cabinet room at 11:30 am for the president’s listening session on opioid abuse.

The meeting was attended by several people who have been affected by the disease of addiction, three of whom told their stories.

Attendees included New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is leading the president’s commission on combatting opioid addicton, Florida AG Pam Bondi, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, AG Jeff Sessions, VA Secretary David Shulkin, Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller, Omraosa Manigault, and other administration officials.

Full list of attendees to come.

The president spoke, then Chris Christie, then two addicts who have turned their lives around, a mom who lost her son.

POTUS interjected as his guests spoke, asking them questions.

He also asked Sessions to say a few words, and asked some questions of the acting head of DEA about where the drugs are coming from.

Pool was led out at 12:05 pm.

Highlights of the conversation TK.

Francesca Chambers

White House Correspondent

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