Author Archives: Andrew Shaughnessy, M.A.

Newly Elected Opioid Caucus Member for the National Partnership for Action

The opioid epidemic continues to claim the lives of so many of our loved ones. Having been personally impacted by this epidemic through the loss of my cousin, words cannot capture the impact it is having across systems and families. Having been elected to the newly formed Opioid Caucus for the National Partnership for Action, […]

Voted to Board of Directors Grant Professionals Association of St. Louis

Early this week, I was voted by chapter members to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Grant Professionals Association – St. Louis Chapter. The Grants Professional Association builds and supports a community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good. Looking forward to serving grant professionals in St. Louis […]

Overseeing Opioid Response Grant in Southwest Missouri

Phenomenal afternoon spent at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, MO touring their new behavioral health clinic. Dr. Nash is on the front lines of the opioid epidemic in Southwest Missouri providing innovative care to those with substance use disorder. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show opioid deaths in Greene County increased to 31.6 […]

SAMHSA Grant Reviewer

It is official! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has invited me to become one of the Departments newest grant reviewers. In doing so, I will be trained to review proposals that have been submitted to the department. SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged […]

Rediscovering Me as a Voice for Children

For the past couple of years, I have been on a journey of personal rediscovery. Much of this journey focused on understanding who I am, where I currently stand with myself, and what drives me to be me. I had thought I lost myself, but alas I am starting to see the light at the […]