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Harm Reduction Coalition Welcomes Monique Tula as New Executive Director


August 5, 2016
Contact: Nabarun Dasgupta
(919) 260-3808

New York, NY (August 5, 2016) –Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC), a national advocacy and capacity building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use, appointed Monique Tula as Executive Director, effective September 12, 2016.

Monique Tula most recently served as Vice President of Programs at AIDS United in Washington, D.C., a tenure marked by stellar leadership and implementation of innovative best practices. Since 2003, she has held senior advocacy roles in the public health sector and served on the Board of Directors of Harm Reduction Coalition.

Ms. Tula comes to HRC at an exciting time as the organization expands its menu of program offerings, including public policy and capacity building assistance efforts to eliminate disparities in the provision of health care and basic human rights for people who use drugs and their communities. HRC continues to implement innovative solutions to include drug users in policy discussions and create change on local, state, national and international arenas.

“Monique brings more than 20 years of progressive leadership in public health and has been a visionary in implementing successful harm reduction-based programs across the country,” said Nabarun Dasgupta, Chair of the Board of Directors.

“During our 23 years of existence, HRC has been the most prominent national voice for people who use drugs and service providers and we are confident that Monique Tula is uniquely qualified to inspire a new era of growth.”


Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. HRC advances policies and programs that help people address the adverse effects of drug use, including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, and incarceration. HRC maintains offices in New York, NY; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC.   www.harmreduction.org

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