Our Mission

Project Bald Eagle leads a regional coalition of organizations, community leaders, professionals and citizens working together to stem the tide of the heroin/opioid epidemic.

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Our Vision

In the Fall of 2016, we started discussions with the Pennsylvania National Guard Counterdrug Joint Task Force about working together to replicate the Project Bald Eagle model in other counties. Our two organizations entered a formal collaborative agreement in January 2017 to develop the Regional Opioid Coalition Alliance that would span 17 counties of northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.

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Our History

The roots of our federally-recognized coalition can be traced back to the early efforts of Lycoming County’s Heroin Task Force which was formed in late 2013. The Heroin Task Force rallied support from diverse community groups to engage in dialogue and identify solutions in response to heroin/opioid use in Lycoming County.

In 2014, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by Senator Gene Yaw, conducted a series of hearings throughout the commonwealth to gather information on the issue of heroin in our communities. This culminated with the creation of one of the most comprehensive reports on the heroin epidemic in our state. In light of this new data, an organization with a designated 501(c)3 status was formed and the task force blended into the new initiative that would be known as Project Bald Eagle.

Original seed funding for general operating costs of Project Bald Eagle was provided by generous contributions from Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lycoming College, Susquehanna Health and the Lycoming County Board of Commissioners.

Board of Directors

Steve Murphy Shope

Executive Director

Project Bald Eagle
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
ProjectBaldEagle@comcast.net

Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour

President

Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • HIGHER EDUCATION

Hon. Nancy Butts

President Judge

Court of Common Pleas
  • COURTS

Dr. Kent Trachte

President

Lycoming College
  • HIGHER EDUCATION

Dr. Vince Matteo

President & CEO

Wmspt./Lyco. Chamber of Commerce
  • BUSINESS

Gene Yaw

Senator

PA 23rd District
  • STATE GOVERNMENT

Shea Madden

Executive Director

West Branch Drug & Alcohol
  • SINGLE COUNTY AUTHORITY

Rev. Andrew France

Archdeacon

Episcopal Diocese of Central PA
  • FAITH

Dr. Bradley Miller

Director

UPMC Susquehanna
  • TREATMENT

Eric Linhardt

District Attorney

Lycoming County Government
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT

Dr. Todd Fausnaught

Medical Director

CleanSlate Centers
  • TREATMENT

Tony Mussare

Commissioner

Lycoming County Government
  • COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Michael Pawlik

Superintendent

East Lycoming School District
  • SCHOOLS

Dr. Beth McMahon

Professor

Lock Haven University
  • HIGHER EDUCATION

Joseph Yoder

AVP Marketing & PR

Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • MEDIA

Donald Benson

Mileiu Director

White Deer Treatment Center
  • TREATMENT

Dr. Jonathan Williamson

President

Williamsport City Council
  • CITY GOVERMENT

Student Representative

Student

To Be Determined
  • YOUTH

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