Shocking updates in the world of Substance Abuse in the US

Guest Speakers Tamme Smith of DART and Dr. Tavir Singh, Medical Director of Recovery Services at UTMC.


Mrs. Smith’s Biography: A distinguished leader in the Public Service industry with an impressive track record spanning over 25 years, Mrs. Smith has made substantial contributions to the field. Many are familiar with her outstanding work as the D.A.R.T. Forensic Counselor at the esteemed Lucas County Sheriff’s Office where she sets on numerous boards and committees, facilitates drug awareness workshops, participants in community outreach, as well as writes and facilitates the implementation of grants for the Sheriff’s Office. However, her vast expertise extends beyond this role, encompassing significant involvement in the development of national substance misuse curriculum, trauma training, and leadership development.

Smith is a dedicated instructor who imparts her knowledge through various platforms. She contributes to the growth and development of professionals as an instructor for esteemed organizations such as the National Council, the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, and the Lucas County Corrections Officer Training Academy. Additionally, Smith has showcased her skills as a novice author with published articles in prestigious publications including Police Chief, The Buckeye Sheriff Magazine, Exchange Today, and Toledo Streets. She also shared her expertise as a cohost on a highly regarded weekly Facebook Live Show named, DART to the Solution. Smith’s expertise has been recognized at local, state, and national levels, as she has delivered numerous presentations to esteemed professional groups like the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, The Bureau of Justice, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Mrs. Smith is an extremely accomplished advocate, revered for her diverse range of talents. Smith was a recipient of the 2020 Commendation Award by the Ohio Buckeye Sheriff’s Association, honored with the prestigious title of the 2019 Advocate of the Year for her remarkable efforts in community work and groundbreaking innovations in the field of prevention and trauma-informed responses, and created the curriculum for the Community Advocates Outreach Project which was honored as the 2019 Most Promising Program by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

To further bolster her impressive credentials, Mrs. Smith possesses a Bachelor of Social Work from Columbia College, as well as a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Community Mental Health from the esteemed University of Toledo. Committed to her profession, she holds licenses as a Social Worker, Chemical Dependency Counselor III as well as certifications as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Instructor, and Stop the Bleed Instructor. Adding to her prowess, Mrs. Smith’s achievements include accreditation as a Naloxone Educator, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) respondent, Crisis Intervention Trained Officer and Full-Service Facility Corrections Officer.


Dr. Singh’s Biography: Dr. Tanvir Singh completed medical school in Jammu, India, his residency at UTMC, and a fellowship in Child Adolescent Psychiatry also at UTMC. He is a Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at UTMC in the Child and Adolescent Division and serves as the Medical Director for both the Inpatient Detox Unit and the Child and Adolescent Unit.  He is double board certified in addiction medicine and child and adolescent psychiatry. His special interests are mood disorders and psychopharmacology.