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Women and Alcohol: A Community Conversation


Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room

You think about what you eat. Do you think about what you drink?

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, join local experts as they discuss alcohol and women's health, social drinking, role modeling, and the rise of alcohol use among women.

The Darien Library is proud to cosponsor this event with the YWCA of Darien/Norwalk.

About the Panelists

Holly Jerspersen is a Darien resident and Senior Communications Manager for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation the disease of addiction causes families. She is responsible for digital marketing and public relations support, alliance management and support to the Founder and CEO. Holly has a B.A. from Denison University and is a graduate of Darien High School. She is an active member of the Darien community. Holly is very involved with Noroton Presbyterian Church as a former deacon, Stephen Minister and on the leadership team for Celebrate Recovery.

Board certified in internal medicine, Amanda Collins-Baine, MD, has been in practice since 2001. Prior to launching Darien Signature Health, she provided care at the Internal Medicine Associates of Darien and Stamford Health Medical Group. She earned her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at Stamford Hospital, where she was appointed chief medical resident. Dr. Collins-Baine served her internship at Hahnemann University Hopsital and earned a post baccalaureate degree in pre-medicine at Columbia University. Dr. Collins-Baine has received the Patient's Choice Award, a recognition that reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of their patients.

Ginny Anderson has been an active member of the recovery community in our area since 2005. When Ginny relocated from California to Fairfield County in 2003 she was drinking around the clock, in failing health and on the verge of losing her job and the few remaining relationships she had managed to hold on to. It has not been a straight line to sobriety and not an easy path. After an extended stay at Silver Hill, and dedicated attendance and participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, today she enjoys a life beyond her wildest dreams. This March she celebrated 11 years of continuous sobriety. She is a resident of New Canaan and is engaged to be married to the love of her life.

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