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
Peer support specialist, Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay; Harm Reduction Coordinator/Peer Support Specialist, syringe service program, Hancock County Public Health
Harm Reduction Service Coordinator, Caracole Inc., 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
President and Founder, Harm Reduction Ohio
Naloxone Program Manager
Project Manager, Southwest Ohio Naloxone Distribution Project; Outreach Coordinator, Anti-Stigma Project
Media Specialist, Anti-Stigma Project
Naloxone Distribution Specialist
Project Manager, Anti-Stigma Project; video storyteller
HRO Dayton/Montgomery County Coordinator; creator, HRO model Safe Consumption Site
Syringe Program Advocacy Director
Robert Masone, M.D.
Medical Director, Naloxone Program
Controller; Hepatitis C Project Director
Tammy Whitis, R.N.
Creative Services Maven
DECEASED: Dylan died August 28, 2020, at age 30. She was a vibrant personality, loving mother and great harm reductionist. We miss her dearly.
Miami County Coordinator
Portage County Coordinator
Jenny Foote Nath
All-around naloxone aide
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