Tonya Birney, MS, LPC, LICDC, OCPC, earned her Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Management from Notre Dame College of Ohio. Tonya currently is the Dissemination and Implementation Director for-Prevention Services for the Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County. Previously, she provided administrative oversite and supervision for behavioral health and public health, including AOD outpatient treatment, behavioral health prevention, and harm reduction services, to encompass Narcan and Fentanyl test strip distribution. An Ohio MHAS SBIRT trainer, Tonya is also a certified instructor for Overdose Lifeline, Inc. and the QPR Institute. A resident of Grafton, Ohio, Tonya is passionate about assisting local organizations with mental health and substance abuse issues. Tonya often presents as a subject matter expert on addiction and other behavioral health prevention topics. She also represented the state as an item writer for the ICRC AODA Prevention Exam in 2011.