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Attorney General Announces W.Va. First Foundation Position Opening

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The West Virginia First Foundation is a new organization that aims to combat drug addiction in West Virginia. It was created by the West Virginia Legislature to assure opioid settlement monies are distributed properly.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced an executive director position has been posted on DRiWaterstone Human Capital, an Arlington, Va. based executive search firm. 

The Foundation will receive 72.5 percent of the net proceeds of each settlement of judgment. The funds will support evidence-based treatment programs, education and prevention strategies, law enforcement efforts, and recovery programs to help end the drug crisis in West Virginia.

“We expect to be in a position that the appropriate candidate will meet with the board by mid-September,” Morrisey said. “Too many West Virginia families have been shattered by opioid use disorders. We will continue to fight so that future generations will have the tools they need to prevent these senseless deaths.”

The six regions in the state have met and elected their representative on the board of directors. The executive director will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.

The posting can be found on the DRiWaterstone Human Capital website.