Housing and the Opioid Crisis

Tuesday, November 6: 11:15am – 12:30pm

Hear a hard-hitting and engaging discussion on the roots of the opioid crisis, its impact on individuals, and why access to affordable housing is critical to addressing the problem.

Session Materials:

Housing and the Opioid Crisis Presentations (3.48 MB Adobe PDF File)

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Jennifer Walters, Fairfield Homes, Inc.
Jennifer Walters, President, joined the staff of Fairfield Homes, Inc. as Vice President in 2008. She was appointed President in May 2010, expanding her talents through the land development, construction and realty divisions as the third generation of leadership for Fairfield Homes. Having learned all phases of the business working directly with her father, she has an acute sensitivity to Fairfield Homes' commitment to quality within the organization, with the customers they serve, and within our communities. Jennifer founded Gorsuch Construction, Inc., a full-service commercial construction and development company, as well as a Certified Women's Business Enterprise, in 2013. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Denver, a real estate license, and certification from the Corporation for Supportive Housing's Supportive Housing Institute, Opening New Doors. She is actively involved in the Ohio Housing Council, the Lancaster Festival Board of Directors, Special Improvement District Board Member, and the Young Presidents Organization Board Treasurer.


Andrea Boxill, State of Ohio, Governor's Opioid Task Force
Andrea Boxill is a highly experienced leader and team builder in behavioral healthcare with a record of achievement in judicial, community mental health and substance abuse programs at state and local levels. Andrea is a counselor knowledgeable in serving adults, young people, and families in a variety of environments with a focus on chemical dependency. As Deputy Director of the Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Andrea monitors service delivery, assists in writing policy, interprets federal and state laws and regulations to ensure compliance and assists in coalition building to address the opioid epidemic across the state.