MEET THE SMART JUSTICE TEAM
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Dangerous Drug Task Force
Tommy has worked for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for over 14 years and is the director of the Dangerous Drug Task Force. Prior to joining TBI, he was a detective and lieutenant for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.
East Tennessee State University
Operations Director, The Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Angela has been the Director of Operations, Addiction Science Center, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University since 2013. She is the program manager or program director for several HRSA, NIDA, and SAMHSA/TDMHSAS grants.
To read her full profile, please click here.
State Director of Investigations at Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Amy has been with the Department of Children's Services for more than 26 years and has served as the state director of investigations since 2015.
She holds a master's degree in criminal justice and law enforcement administration from Tennessee State University and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and law enforcement administration from Middle Tennessee State University.
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Division of Substance Abuse Services
Prior to being appointed as Assistant Commissioner, Taryn Harrison Sloss served the State of Tennessee in various positions for over 20 years including her most recent role as Program Development Director in the Division of Substance Abuse Services for TDMHSAS since 2008.
SMART Policy Network
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Director of Substance Misuse Outreach & Initiatives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
University of Tennessee, Health Policy Post Graduate Certificate
Vanderbilt University, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Vanderbilt University, Master of Science in Nursing
East Tennessee State University, Bachelor's of Nursing
Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services (TAADAS)
Mary Linden Salter is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug and other Addiction Services, an association of addiction and recovery support providers. Mary Linden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in Tennessee since 1996. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University. Prior to taking this position, she was the Director of Network Services for Behavioral Health for United Healthcare (UHC), and also was the Manager of a utilization review team for Magellan Behavioral Heath, both TennCare MCOs. She has also worked in several clinical programs in Tennessee including the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody at Vanderbilt and as the IOP Program Director for Centerstone. Prior to joining UHC, Mary Linden worked at the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations as the Director of Public Policy, where she ...
Tennessee Department of Health
Director, Opioid Response Coordination
Amy M. Murawski is the Director of Opioid Response Coordination for the State of Tennessee Health Department. Ms. Murawski responsibility is to address how healthcare can more effectively and proactively respond to the ongoing epidemic of opioid misuse, abuse and overdose deaths in the State of Tennessee. The Department currently is the recipient of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Overdose Data to Action Grant.
Her past experience included the Director of the State of Michigan Regional Coordinating Agency System. Her responsibility included the delivery of substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services. She oversaw the monitoring of provider’s performance against contractual obligation. Developed, disseminate and implement substance use disorder policies and procedures.
She was the principles lead in the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control, Community of Practice Grant. And the principles lead for the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Project ...
Tennessee Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts Juvenile Court Manager/Statewide Judicial Safe Baby Court Coordinator
Judge O. Duane Slone is a circuit court judge in Tennessee's Fourth Judicial District in East Tennessee. He is the co-chair of the Tennessee SMART Justice Network. He also serves as chair of the Appalachian-Midwest Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative, SAMHSA Advisory Committee for Womens Services member, NIDA JCOIN Practitioner Advisory board member, National Rural Justice Collaboration steering committee member, SMART Policy Network steering committee member, board member of the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals, and chair of the Tennessee Judicial Conference Problem-Solving Committee. He is a drug recovery court judge as well.
Judge Slone created and developed the Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN ROCS).
He was awarded the National Center for State Courts William Rehnquist Award, the organizations highest honor, in 2019, and the organization's Distinguished Service Award in 2018, both for his work in responding to the opioid crisis.
His biography on the TNCourts.gov website is available ...