Gordon Smith: Maine's New Opioid Response Director Discusses His Priorities and Plans

Feb 19, 2019

Credit Maine Medical Association

As Maine's first director of opioid response, Gordon Smith is tasked with coordinating state efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Smith will be Mills’ point person for coordinating interagency efforts to address Maine’s opioid crisis, which continues to claim an average of more than one life every day.


Gordon Smith, lawyer, executive vice president of the Maine Medical Association since 1993, appointed as Maine's director of opioid response by Gov. Janet Mills in Jan. 2019.

Robert MacKenzie (by phone), chief of police, Kennebunk Police Department

Kayla Kalel (by phone), co-chapter lead of Young People in Recovery, Brewer