Daniela Guarnizo, BS, received her bachelor’s of science in psychology from the University of Central Florida. Through her work with Rusty Selix and other government behavioral health champions, Ms. Guarnizo has helped with the passage and implementation of key initiatives to improve behavioral health services in California. After finishing the Capital Fellows Program, where she worked at the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Ms. Guarnizo joined the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) as their governmental affairs associate. In 2017 she was appointed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to the California Department of Education Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup, and in 2018 she was appointed to the County of Sacramento Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee.
The opioid epidemic is far from contained; in 2017, the national death toll from drug overdoses climbed to a record high of 70,237 deaths (Hedegaard, Miniño, & Warner, 2018). Today, people are dying from opioids ...
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