New Directors Onboard

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of two new Project Directors to the Live Tampa Bay Team, who will play a crucial role in furthering our commitment to the community and tackling the opioid crisis. Without further ado, let’s meet them!

Dr. Heather Henderson
Director
Hospital Bridge Expansion Program
heather42@usf.edu

Dr. Heather Henderson is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and serves as Director of Social Emergency Medicine at Tampa General Hospital, and Program Director for IDEA Exchange Tampa. 

Key accomplishments include establishing and expanding the state of Florida’s largest Emergency Department-based Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) treatment and referral pathway and expanding Florida’s Syringe Services Program (SSP) to Hillsborough County—the second legal exchange in the state of Florida.

As a Certified Addiction Professional, Dr. Henderson serves as a subject matter expert on substance use and associated social determinants of health on multiple boards in the Tampa Metropolitan area and supports multiple regions regarding creating a comprehensive recovery continuum utilizing harm reduction principles.

Dr. Henderson is also actively leading multiple research studies to further expand innovative treatments for substance use disorders. 

Sean Daniels
Director
Anti-Stigma Project
sd@livetampabay.org

Sean Daniels is an internationally known theater director, writer, and Artistic Director, known for new work and innovative community-based leadership.

He is a person in long term recovery, who has been a public advocate for change in the arts field. His play, The White Chip, a New York Times Critics Pick, has been performed around the world as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. It will be returning to New York City this January — produced by Hank Azaria, Edie Falco, Jason Biggs, and Tony winners John Larroqutte and Annaleigh Ashford.

His writing on addiction has been seen around the world in the Los Angeles Times, Korea Times, Salon.com and more.

Sean has been named “one of the top fifteen up and coming artists in the U.S., whose work will be transforming America’s stages for decades to come” and “One Of 7 People Reshaping and Revitalizing The American Musical” by American Theatre magazine.

As a director and playwright his work has been seen in Scotland, England, Estonia and across the United States.

His work has been seen in Scotland (Traverse, Tron, Necessary Space, Edinburgh Fringe Festival) United Kingdom (St. James – The Lion, winner of Best New Musical, Southwark Playhouse) and was the first American director asked to direct at the Baltic American Playwrights Conference in Hiiumaa, Estonia.

In the United States, his work has been at: Manhattan Theatre Club (The Lion, Drama Desk Award and Theatre World Award, nominated for Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle), 59e59 (NYC, I and You, nominated for Outer Critics Circle) Lynn Redgrave (NYC) The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), and at many wonderful regionals (Old Globe, ACT, Geffen, Cleveland Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep., Long Wharf, Alliance, and the Neo-Futurists in Chicago).

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