Meet the People Doing the Work
National Harm Reduction Coalition is a nationwide team of passionate humans who share a vision for a world that is healing from harms caused by racialized drug policies.
We’re located from coast to coast and represent a full spectrum of lived and professional experience.
We are catalysts and storytellers, connectors and collaborators, teachers and disseminators of the collective wisdom of the harm reduction community.
Meet the people of National Harm Reduction Coalition who are fighting for the rights of people who use drugs to survive and thrive.
Our Team On and Behind
Our Board of Directors
Susan Sherman, MPH, PhD (she/her)
Professor - Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Alex H. Kral, PhD (he/him)
Director - Urban Health Program, Research Triangle Institute International
Russell Barbour, PhD (he/him)
Co-Director - Data Management and Statistical Analysis, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale School of Medicine
Co-founder - Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative (TONI), Patient Navigator Hep C Project, Austin Harm Reduction Coalition
William (Billy) O. Pick, MSW, JD (he/him)
Senior Technical Adviser - Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, U.S. Agency for International Development
Lisa Ramirez (she/her)
Project Director - Texas Targeted Opioid Response, Substance Use Disorder Unit