Gordon Smith

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Gov. Janet Mills proposed two-year budget includes an allocation of $5.5 million for addressing the state’s opioid addiction crisis.

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.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has picked a former lobbyist from the state's leading physician organization to oversee Maine's response to the opioid crisis.