NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 10, 2016) – The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Waller Law Firm will host a forum on addiction in the workplace Wednesday, August 10 from 11:30am-1pm CST. Representatives from the Chamber, Vertava Health, Cumberland Heights and Waller will share their expertise in cost-effective methods for employers to deal with addiction in the workplace. This topic will be beneficial both for Human Resources professionals and for small business owners who do not have a Human Resources department.


“We seek to provide our members with the easiest access to the tools they need to promote health and productivity in their workplace,” says LGBT Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Howe. “This is an opportunity for us to provide answers on a topic that affects businesses nationwide, but not many people want to talk about.”


The group plans to discuss statistics about substance abuse in the workplace. Experts will explain what small businesses can do to retain employees who struggle with or care for someone struggling with addiction. Resources, costs, strategies, legalities and policies will all be topics of discussion. All experts agree that retaining talent is mutually beneficial for both the employer and employee.


Panelists include:

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Colbey Reagan




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Amber Mohr

Director of Alumni Relations

Vertava Health


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Jeb Gerth




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Chuck Rapp

Regional Outreach Coordinator

Cumberland Heights



Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

511 Union Street


Nashville, TN 37219

Admission is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. Networking will start at 11:30am and the program will run from Noon-1pm. Click here to register!


Media Contacts:

Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce:

Lisa Howe

Executive Director


Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 330971, Nashville, TN 37203




Ron Snitker

Executive Director, Financial Services

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Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

511 Union Street, Suite 2700

Nashville, TN 37219


[email protected]



Vertava Health:

Brian Sullivan

Director of Public Relations

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Vertava Health

5211 Maryland Way #1080 | Brentwood, TN 37027

P: 901.949.7926 Hotline: 888.614.2251


Cumberland Heights:

Chuck Rapp

Regional Outreach Coordinator

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Cumberland Heights

P.O. Box 90727

Nashville, TN 37209

(615) 352-1757

[email protected]



The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the premier advocate of the Greater Nashville Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business community, representing over 150 businesses in Nashville and the surrounding area. The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce advances common business interests, economic growth, and equality in the workplace and society for its LGBT members, businesses, and allies by providing educational, networking, and community building opportunities.



Established in 1905, Waller is one of the oldest law firms in Tennessee. With 225 attorneys serving 10 core industries, they can quickly assemble a multi-dimensional team to address almost any matter. Offices in Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham, and Austin.



Vertava Health provides one of the most comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs in the country by going beyond the standard 30 day plan and treating persons struggling with addiction medically, mentally and spiritually to break the cycle of repeated visits to treatment. Utilizing their 15-500 acre campus environments, they have the depth of caring staff, industry experience and clinical proficiency to effectively treat the disease of addiction for life.



Cumberland Heights has become one of the leading alcohol and drug treatment centers in the country. At Cumberland Heights, the patient’s whole recovery of body, mind and spirit is their number one priority.

Call Vertava Health now!