Leadership 

President & Chief Executive Officer

Allison Burns, PharmD, RPh

President and Chief Executive Officer, End Mass Overdose, Inc.

 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hope House Addiction Services

President, Atlas Health Partners Corporation

Pharmacist Consultant and Advisor, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Affiliate Faculty, Northeastern University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy 

Education:                                 

United States Naval Academy, Bachelor of Science 

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy

Awards and Honors: 2017 Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovation Award, Massachusetts Pharmacist's Association; 2016 Top 40 Under 40, The Boston Business Journal; 2016 Spirit of Pharmacy Award, MA College of Pharmacy 

Advisory Boards and Committees: Dept. of Public Health Naloxone Workgroup; Advisory Board, Boston Medical Center Maximizing Opioid Safety with Naloxone (MOON) Study; Advisory Committee, Massachusetts Pharmacists Association Operation Prevention; Massachusetts Health Council member

Allison served in the Navy until she turned in her flight suit for a white coat and transitioned to civilian healthcare. Following active duty, she signed a 7-year commitment to serve as an Intelligence Officer in the Reserves while completing her doctorate degree. She is a registered pharmacist with specialities in substance abuse and addiction medicine.  She completed over 3,000 hours of clinical training as a PGY1 Resident at Beth Israel Medical Center and as an intern at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Department of Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, and CVS Pharmacy. Allison has been personally impacted by the Opioid Epidemic after being overprescribed painkillers at a Florida VA facility for a hip injury. Overprescribing continued when she was diagnosed with stage 3 avascular necrosis (bone death) of the left ankle.  She is a strong supporter of her young brother, who is in long term recovery. 

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Board of Directors 

Director of Finance

Cameron Dumas, PharmD, RPh

Cameron Dumas, PharmD, RPh is the Director of Finance of End Mass Overdose, Inc and a pharmacist at Walgreens HIV/AIDS Speciality Care Clinic.  Cameron served 9 years of active duty in the United States Marine Corps before transitioning to his current role in the Reserves and earning a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is member of the Opioid Safety and Naloxone Focus Group, an interstate Massachusetts-Rhode Island collaborative effort to identify and reduce barriers to naloxone (Narcan) access.  Cameron's area of practice is community pharmacy and he regularly addresses the therapeutic risks and adverse effects of narcotic prescriptions and chronic opioid use at community coalition groups.  Cameron is a DPH-authorized Overdose Education and Naloxone (Narcan) trainer.  He has been personally impacted by the opioid crisis through the loss of friends.  

Director of Law Enforcement Engagement

Sergeant Brendan Douglas

 

Sergeant Brendan Douglas is the Clerk and Director of Law Enforcement & First Responder Engagement on the Board.  Sgt. Douglas is a decorated police officer and 18-year veteran of Milton Police Department.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts.  In 2010, Sgt. Douglas was awarded the Medal of Honor by Governor Deval Patrick for his bravery and heroism in the Revelus murders in Milton. Within his role as a police officer, Sgt. Douglas has had first-hand experience administering Narcan to reverse opioid overdoses and is involved with the legal aspects of substance abuse and addiction.  He lost his best friend to an overdose in 2007.  Brendan is deeply committed to improving addiction within the criminal justice system and developing community resources for addicts and their loved ones.      

Director of Business Development

Joseph Ferullo, BS, PharmD, RPh

 

Joe Ferullo, BS, PharmD, RPh is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director for the Pharmacy Practice Laboratories at MCPHS University, School of Pharmacy-Boston. Dr. Ferullo has over 25 years of experience in the field of pharmacy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences  in 1996 and later earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University.  After graduating, he practiced pharmacy in the outpatient setting for 8 years with Walgreens, while maintaining an Adjunct Faculty position at MCPHS.  In 2004 Joe joined the University as a full-time faculty member. 

 

Ferullo’s areas of teaching include pharmacy management, business planning, leadership and entrepreneurship. Joe was the lead author for Chapter 8, Pharmacy Management, Leadership, Marketing, and Finance, 2nd Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning. He is currently collaborating with two of his colleagues on a chapter update in the 11th edition, Koda-Kimble & Young's Applied Therapeutics textbook, title Medication Therapy Management and Assessment of Therapy, Chapter 1.

 

In addition to teaching, Joe still currently practices pharmacy in an outpatient setting at Walgreens; and spent over two years as a clinical pharmacist at South End Community Health Center, Boston, MA.  Since 2006, Joe has appeared in a number of well recognized national and local media outlets discussing a variety of subjects and has been a consultant for two independent pharmacies.

 

Joe is a nationally certified American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) Immunization Program trainer, member of the Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society (PLS), American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).  He is a faculty advisor for the National Community Pharmacist Association Student Chapter at MCPHS.  In November 2015, Joe was inducted into the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, Phi Kappa Phi.

Director of Community Relations & Outreach 

Mike Gervais

Mike Gervais is the Director of Community Relations and Outreach. Mike served 6 years of active duty in the United States Marine Corps before transitioning to a career in the secure, high value aspect of the transportation industry. Before joining End Mass Overdose, Mike proudly helped establish and served as a member of the Board of Advisors of the SAFE Coalition, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fighting the Opioid Epidemic. Mike was also instrumental in creating a local Police and Fire Department Roundtable monthly meeting, which brings the 12 local First Responder Agencies together to address local issues and hear two presentations by different agencies or individuals, such as the District Attorney's Office, State Representatives, Police Agencies outside of our AOR, including Arlington, East Bridgewater, Weymouth, MA State Police, DEA, and the Attorney General's Major Crime Unit. Topics ranged from identifying resources available to towns from the County, State and Federal Agencies to the role of Pharma and the Medical field in the opioid crisis to After Action Home visits following overdose to offer assistance to victims and/or their families.  These regional networking meetings are vital in the battle of this epidemic. Mike is currently starting up a new Police and Fire Chiefs Roundtable in Worcester County at the request of the District Atty.'s Office.  

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The Task Force

The Task Force is an integral part of our community outreach team and works hand-in-hand with the Board of Directors to innovate and drive change.  The Task Force is comprised of 50 individuals and counting.  If you are interested in joining the Task Force, please contact admin@endmassoverdose.org.  

Community Overdose Prevention and Narcan Trainers 

Our team of Community Overdose Prevention Trainers and Narcan Educators consists of 80 registered pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.  Our team is continuously growing. If you are a registered pharmacist or licensed healthcare professional interested in joining our team and becoming an overdose prevention and Narcan trainer in your area, please contact admin@endmassoverdose.org. 

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