Who we are

Harm Reduction Ohio is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports drug policies based on science, health, compassion and human rights. We are the largest distributor of naloxone in Ohio.

Harm Reduction Ohio strives to:

  • reduce harms associated with drug use and drug policy.
  • empower people who use drugs to care for themselves.
  • promote health equity through compassionate, nonjudgmental medical services.
  • educate the public and policymakers to treat people who use/d drugs with respect and without stigma.
  • end the criminalization of people who use drugs.

Board of Directors

Anne Trinh, Chair

Anne Trinh, Chair

Epidemiologist; Senior Program Manager, Opioid Innovation Fund, Ohio State University College of Public Health

Molly B True

Molly B True

Writer, Cincinnati; Advocate for people with lived experience

James Decker

James Decker

Peer support specialist, Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay; Harm Reduction Coordinator/Peer Support Specialist, syringe service program, Hancock County Public Health

Billy Golden

Billy Golden

Harm Reduction Service Coordinator, Caracole Inc., Cincinnati; former coordinator, Cincinnati Exchange Project

Dwayne Steward

Dwayne Steward

Director of Prevention, Equitas Health, Columbus; former journalist, leader in efforts to improve public health in LGBTQ community.

Tasha Turner-Bicknell

Tasha Turner-Bicknell

DNP, RN, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Laura Cash

Laura Cash

Board Member/National Director of Chapters, GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) and Broken No More (substance use forum); Board Member, Ohio Change Addiction Now; M.A., Education, Delaware, Ohio

Colleen Garlock

Colleen Garlock

LSW and MSW, Signature Health, Mentor; dual therapist, specializing in harm reduction approaches and trauma-sensitive care.

Dennis Cauchon

Dennis Cauchon

President and founder. Former national reporter, USA TODAY.

Staff and Key Volunteers

Dennis Cauchon

Dennis Cauchon

President and Founder, Harm Reduction Ohio

Mary Loesch

Mary Loesch

Naloxone Program Manager

AmandaLynn Reese

AmandaLynn Reese

Project Manager, Southwest Ohio Naloxone Distribution Project; Outreach Coordinator, Anti-Stigma Project

David Helm

David Helm

Media Specialist, Anti-Stigma Project

Kat Thompson

Kat Thompson

Administrator

Aaron Hubele

Naloxone Distribution Specialist

Lysette Arnold

Lysette Arnold

Project Manager, Anti-Stigma Project; video storyteller

Sheila Humphrey-Craig

Sheila Humphrey-Craig

HRO Dayton/Montgomery County Coordinator; creator, HRO model Safe Consumption Site

Shae Dalrymple

Shae Dalrymple

Communications Speciaist

Billy McCall

Billy McCall

Syringe Program Advocacy Director

Robert Masone, M.D.

Robert Masone, M.D.

Medical Director, Naloxone Program

Linda Smolak

Linda Smolak

Controller; Hepatitis C Project Director

Tammy Whitis, R.N.

Tammy Whitis, R.N.

Creative Services Maven

Dylan Stanley

Dylan Stanley

Outreach Coordinator

DECEASED: Dylan died August 28, 2020, at age 30. She was a vibrant personality, loving mother and great harm reductionist. We miss her dearly.

Tonja Catron

Tonja Catron

Miami County Coordinator

Jereme Mosquito

Jereme Mosquito

Portage County Coordinator

Jenny Foote Nath

Jenny Foote Nath

All-around naloxone aide

Chris Hopkins

Scientific Advisor

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