Former Gov. James Florio to Be Honored with Drugs Don’t Work in NJ! Founder’s Award at Annual Seminar



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Former Gov. James Florio to Be Honored with Drugs Don’t Work in NJ! Founder’s Award at Annual Seminar


WHAT: Former Governor James J. Florio will be presented the Drugs Don’t Work in NJ! Founder’s Award at the 20th Annual Legal Issues of a Drug-Free Workplace Statewide Seminar, hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey through its Drugs Don’t Work in NJ! program.

Florio, who served as New Jersey’s governor from 1990 to 1994, is being honored for his foresight and vision in establishing Drugs Don’t Work in NJ! as a resource for the New Jersey business community to be compassionate and competitive.

The event will be an informative gathering for various professionals, including compliance and safety experts, human resource managers, non-profit executives, government representatives, union representatives and owners of small, mid-sized and large businesses. Among the topics that will be addressed during the seminar are the impact of prescription drug abuse in the workplace, medical and legalized marijuana, drug testing protocols, trends in drug use and new case law.

The seminar is co-sponsored by Saint Peter’s University, CarePoint Foundation, CarePoint Health, Mack-Cali, Horizon Health and the United Way of Hudson County.


WHO: Speakers include:

  • William J. Holubek, MD, MPH, CPE, FACEP, FACMT
  • Nima Majlesi, DO, Founder, Toxicology Consultants of Tri-State; Director of Medical Toxicology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Stephen E. Trimboli, Esq., Trimboli & Prusinowksi, LLC
  • Nancy N. Delogu, Esq., Littler Mendelson PC


WHY: Statistics show that 70 percent of drug abusers are employed and, in many cases, found jobs in companies with no drug policy. Substance abuse in the workplace can lead to higher absenteeism, more accidents, higher health care costs, more theft, workplace violence, decreased productivity and lower profits to a business owner’s bottom line.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 7

WHERE: Saint Peter’s University - The Duncan Family Sky Room, 47 Glenwood Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

To register: visit If you have a question, please contact Bill Lillis at or 973 467-2100.



Best known for its statewide anti-drug advertising campaign, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is a private not-for-profit coalition of professionals from the communications, corporate and government communities whose collective mission is to reduce demand for illicit drugs in New Jersey through media communication.  To date, more than $70 million in broadcast time and print space has been donated to the Partnership’s New Jersey campaign, making it the largest public service advertising campaign in New Jersey’s history. Since its inception the Partnership has garnered 161 Advertising and Public Relations Awards from National, Regional & Statewide Media Organizations.