Taylor Bennett is Harm Reduction Ohio’s new director of advocacy.
Bennett earned a master of science degree in human development and family sciences from the University of Wyoming in 2011. She received her undergraduate degree from Morehead State University in her native Kentucky in 2017.
“It’s exciting to have someone with Taylor’s intellect, passion and initiative work on drug reform in Ohio,” says Dennis Cauchon, founder and president of Harm Reduction Ohio. .
Bennett will focus on a wide range of drug policy reforms, especially policies that reduce drug overdoses in Ohio. She’s especially committed to increasing access to naloxone, the drug that reverses opioid overdoses but has had limited distribution in Ohio, especially in rural areas.
“One of the goals of harm reduction is to keep people alive so that they can live long enough to see recovery,” Bennett said. “I’m looking forward to increasing access to naloxone and other services that reduce harms associated with drug use.”
Bennett is the mother of two adorable young boys. She is married to her college sweetheart, who she’s known since pre-school. She divides her time between Columbus and Greenfield, Ohio.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to help reduce the stigma, spread awareness and advocate for the rights of users,” Bennett said.
Harm Reduction Ohio is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports drug policies based on science, health, compassion and human rights.