David Petersen provides professional guidance to communities in various forms. Both as a clinical and pastoral consultant, David offers support from an informed, experienced perspective. David’s career experience working in various care delivery systems from healthcare to corrections, and family to community spans decades. He sees much of his experience value stemming directly from difficulties survived and built upon. David often says that “his darkest times are the neon lights on his resume.”
David is currently devoting the majority of his focus on the “opioid epidemic” that is heavily impacting virtually all communities across the country. The tensions between moral, economic and social priorities are seen by David as difficult yet discernable challenges that can be resolved. With open and collaborative effort, David sees the solutions within reach. Conflicted families parallel conflicted communities and conflicted stakeholders. From private to public healthcare, and schools to employers to courts, a conflagration of competing priorities clouds the issue out of focus.