The College of Health has partnered with the Addictions Coalition of Delaware County, with generous support provided by IU Health and Urban Light Community Church, to present the 3rd annual Delaware County Symposium on Substance Use Disorders.

Register Now, Free to Attend

Join us on March 15, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the following sessions:

Morning Session (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) 
Ball State Student Center, Cardinal Hall A & B (2000 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, IN. 47306)
The morning session will include several talks establishing a foundation on addiction as a disease, as well as the state of substance use disorders in Delaware County. It will be followed by a moderated discussion on the role of faith in addressing substance use crises and local services available.

Welcome by Dean of College of Health Scott Rutledge
“Addiction and Substance Use Disorders in Delaware County: Where We Can Build From” by Dr. Dane Minnick from Ball State University
“Addiction 101: Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorders from Initiation to Treatment” by Dr. Ryan Brown from IU Health Addictions Treatment Center
“Role of Faith and Resources for Addressing Substance Use Disorders” by Urban Light Pastor Maria Wilson and Director Dorie Taylor, Resident Leader Neil Kring, & Dr. Jonel Thaller from Ball State University
“Resources of the Addictions Coalition of Delaware County” by Dr. Jean Marie Place and Dr. Munni Begum from Ball State University

Networking Lunch and Resource Fair (12:00 – 1:00 pm)
Ball State Student Center, Ballroom (2000 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, IN. 47306)
This lunch is provided free-of-cost thanks to the very generous support of the Urban Light Church and their associated grant funders. A resource fair on recovery- and treatment-related services will be provided concurrently. Please reach out to Jason Craig at to register if your organization would like to participate in the resource fair.

Afternoon Session (1:00 – 4:00 pm)
Ball State Student Center, Cardinal Hall A & B (2000 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, IN. 47306)
The afternoon session will highlight a personal story of addiction and recovery and a keynote talk. Finally, local experts in addiction, health, and behavioral health services will guide a town hall panel discussions about coordinated response to crisis intervention in Delaware County.

The following panelists will be in attendance for the event, moderated by Pastor Andrew Draper:

Local Panel:

Lisa Suttle, Regional Vice President of Clinical Services, Meridian Health Services
Richard Ivy, Deputy Mayor, City of Muncie
Jeff Hansard, Chief Probation Officer, Delaware County
Paula Tyler, IU Health Service Line Leader, IU Health
Zach Craig, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Delaware County
Among other valued panelists…

Tour of Health Professions Building (4:15 – 5:00 pm)
Ball State Health Professions Building (1615 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, IN. 47303).
At the conclusion of the symposium, Dean Scott Rutledge invites all who are interested to tour the College of Health’s Health Professions Building and associated clinics.