Speaker Bios For Project Future
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Wayne Campbell - Wayne Campbell is the President of Tyler’s Light — a non- profit organization that is helping to bring awareness to communities in Northern West Virginia about the dangers of prescription and illegal drug use. The organization is named after Wayne’s son, Tyler, who fought an addiction to prescription pain medication and died of an accidental heroin overdose in July 2011. Tyler's Light has made great strides in encouraging people who know someone struggling with an addiction to “Speak Up, Save a Life.”
Phil Bauer - Since the prescription drug related death of his youngest son, Mark, in 2004, Phil Bauer has been helping others avoid this tragic fate. He has told his son’s story and spoken about prescription drug abuse nationwide to high school students, law enforcement representatives, health care professionals, community groups, and parent groups.
Philicia Barbieri - Philicia Barbieri is a teacher who lost her job, her home and so much more when prescription medication and heroin took over her life. Philicia tells a compelling story of how her recreational use of drugs and alcohol in high school led her to a life of addiction, crime and desperation. Her story provides a first-hand insight into the dangers of drug addiction and the struggles of withdrawal and recovery.