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Lisa McElhaney is retired from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) after serving over 25 years as a sworn law enforcement officer. During her law enforcement career Lisa held supervisory positions in the agency’s Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Unit, the Crime Laboratory, and the Public Corruption Unit. A large portion of her law enforcement career was focused on the area of pharmaceutical drug crimes and the fallout in the community.

Ms. McElhaney was also aggressive for more than two decades in advocating for legislative initiatives directed at preventing & prosecuting pharmaceutical drug crimes, and was the driving force behind the push for a prescription monitoring program for the State of Florida. The 10-year initiative allowed her the opportunity to work with a wide variety of government agencies, membership organizations, and community prevention associations concerning the pharmaceutical drug trends, violations and the need for prevention practices.

Lisa has been a national trainer in the field of pharmaceutical drug related issues for more than 20 years, and has also been certified as an expert in state, federal and family court(s). Lisa has been an active member of many state & federal associations focused on the related issues of controlled substances, but she has also volunteered much of her time to working with community coalitions.