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
Epidemiologist; Senior Program Manager, Opioid Innovation Fund, Ohio State University College of Public Health
Molly B True
Writer, Cincinnati; Advocate for people with lived experience
Harm Reduction Coordinator/Peer Support Specialist, syringe service program, Hancock County Public Health
Manager, Drug User Health, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors; Cincinnati; former coordinator, Cincinnati Exchange Project
Director of Prevention, Equitas Health, Columbus; former journalist, leader in efforts to improve public health in LGBTQ community.
DNP, RN, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
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
LSW and MSW, Signature Health, Mentor; dual therapist, specializing in harm reduction approaches and trauma-sensitive care.
President and founder. Former national reporter, USA TODAY.
Staff and Key Volunteers
Director of Operations
Director of Outreach and Engagement
Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager
Communications Director/ Naloxone Specialist
President and Founder, Harm Reduction Ohio
With Gryffin, harm reduction office dog
Robert Masone, M.D.
Medical Director, Naloxone Program
Syringe Program Advocacy Director
Tammy Whitis, R.N.
Creative Services Maven
Dayton/Montgomery County Coordinator; creator, HRO model Safe Consumption Site
DECEASED: Dylan died August 28, 2020, at age 30. She was a vibrant personality, loving mother and great harm reductionist. We miss her dearly.
Let's save some lives together! Become a Harm Reduction Ohio volunteer.