Maimonides Society Presents

Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis


Sunday, April 22


6:30 p.m. - Networking and Nosh

7-9 p.m. - Program at Federation


This event is free and open to the community.

REGISTER ONLINE or call Dianne Hines (336) 852-5433 x233


Scroll down for photos and bios.

Jenny Caviness, Community Engagement Manager, Greensboro Police Department (GPD)

Lieutenant Dan Moore - Lt. Moore has 18 years of experience in policing and the majority of his career
has been dedicated to drug work. He has partnered with Caviness (above) to spearhead the GPD’s campaign for education and awareness regarding opioids.

Dr. Jody Miller - Oral Surgeon – speaking from a provider perspective

Mat Sandifer - Owner and Clinical Director at New Vision Therapy

Deborah Young - Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist

Rabbi Mark Borovitz (via Skype) - speaking about Beit T’shuvah, a faith-based program for recovery


Jenny Caviness

Jenny Caviness is the Community Engagement Manager Greensboro Police Department City of Greensboro. As an administrator with 19 years of progressive experience in municipal government administration, Jenny has a strong reputation for networking and excellence in program management. She specializes in interpersonal communication and building relationships with both government and private agencies and creating mutually beneficial collaborations that provide quality services for all residents. Jenny has a master’s in Public Administration from UNC Pembroke. Shas been in the role of Division Manager of the Office of Community Engagement for the Greensboro Police Department since the fall of 2015.

Lieutenant Dan Moore

Lt. Moore has 18 years experience in policing and a long list of accomplishments within the Greensboro Police Department.  Lt. Moore has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from High Point University. He attended the Benedictine Military Institute in Richmond Virginia and spent three years with the Greensboro Fire Department. Lt. Moore Joined the Greensboro Police Department in 2000 as a member of the 77th Police Academy and has steadily risen in rank. The majority of his career has been dedicated to drug work. Lt Moore has been honored with the Michael G Winslow Award Recipient for the 77th Police Academy, Operations Bureau III Officer of the Month Three Times and Greensboro Police Officer Association Officer of the Year in 2008 and has twice earned the Medal of Valor.

Dr. Joseph Miller

Joseph L. Miller, DDS, PA has been in private practice since 1980. He has served as Past president of the Guilford County Dental Association, Past Director of the Department of Dental and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Moses Cone Hospital System and as an Alternate Delegate to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Miller is Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and in Anesthesia through the American Board of Dental Anesthesiologists.  Dr. Miller trained at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and New York University School of Dentistry.

Mat Sandifer

Mat Sandifer has been a member of North Carolina’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder professional community since 1992.  Mat earned a Master of Social Work from UNCG and NC A&T.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Professional Mat serves as Director of Clinical Services at Triad Behavioral Resources and New Vision Therapy, PLLC, in Greensboro, NC.  Currently, Mat is the Vice President for the North Central Region of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina.   As an advocate for substance abuse treatment Mat is a founding member of CURE Triad, a coalition of public safety, public health, public education, healthcare and substance use disorder providers and community advocates.

Deborah Young

Deborah Young, LCAS (Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist) is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. She has been a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist for 20+ years and has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In 1996, she opened the Family Recovery Center in Greensboro, NC with the goal of treating alcoholics, addicts and their affected family members. In addition to her outpatient practice, Deb conducts trainings for professionals and parents to promote awareness and to offer solutions for assisting those with addictive disease.

Rabbi Mark Borovitz

Rabbi Mark Borovitz will join us via Skype from LA to talk about Beit T'shuvah, which is a faith-based program for recovery ( Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism with a Master’s in Rabbinic Literature, Rabbi Mark Borovitz combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. Spiritual Leader, Author, Senior Rabbi, ex-con, recovering alcoholic, he is able to reach both the addict and the congregant, and de-stigmatize this life threatening disease. After being released from prison in 1988 he began his work at Beit T’Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center and synagogue community in Los Angeles. Over the past twenty-eight years, he has co-created one of the most exceptional approaches to addiction treatment and criminal rehabilitation and reintegration in the world.  He is the author of two books, The Holy Thief: A Conman’s Journey from Darkness to Light (Harper Collins), and Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness (Jewish Lights Publishing).