Medication-Assisted Treatment Office Hours
Second Wednesday of each month | 12-1pm
This program aims to support providers, staff, and administrators providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services in Nevada and other neighboring states. Sessions will be facilitated by teams from Northern Nevada HOPES and Center for Behavioral Health with the goal of providing a forum to discuss patient cases, address questions/concerns, and collaborate regarding MAT therapy.
- Mark Broadhead, M.D. Dr. Broadhead received his medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1986 and has been in practice for more than 30 years.
- Danica Pierce, MSW, LCSW. Danica is a native Nevadan, born and raised in the Reno-Sparks area. She received her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno. Danica is a licensed clinical social worker. She specializes in treating people who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. She is the Program Coordinator for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MATx) Program at Northern Nevada HOPES.
- Kim Nischik, MS, PA-C. Kim received her Master's degree in physician assistant studies at Pacific University in OR. She works at Northern NV Hopes for the MAT program and also works as a primary care provider in adult medicine.
- Shawna Silva, CWIFT/MAT Case Manager. Shawna is the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Case Manager at Northern Nevada HOPES. She started at HOPES, initially, as an Intensive Outreach Case Manager working with clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues. She previously worked for Probation and Parole for 11 years, running both their House Arrest and Drug Treatment Programs. She also has a background in Domestic Violence Education and Victim Services.
To request copies of didactics and reference materials, please contact us at Projectecho@med.unr.edu
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation
This program provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to ethics, pain management, addiction care or SBIRT during each licensure period.
This program provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids, or addiction during each licensure period.