About NYSHRA

The mission of the New York State Harm Reduction Association (NYSHRA) is to introduce and promote harm reduction in New York State as a scientifically based treatment appropriate for substance use disorder, as well as a lifestyle approach to people who use substances.

Our Mission

The mission of the New York State Harm Reduction Association (NYSHRA) is to introduce and promote harm reduction in New York State as a scientifically based treatment appropriate for substance use disorder, as well as a lifestyle approach to people who use substances. NYSHRA fulfills this mission on behalf of clinical and other providers, and the consumers they serve, through public policy and advocacy, public awareness, clinical education, and research dissemination.

Our Vision

Harm reduction will be established as the preeminent scientifically based treatment modality for substance use disorder and the appropriate response to people who use drugs, and it will be accessible to all New Yorkers who need it by well-trained practitioners.

Our Activities

NYSHRA conducts the following activities on behalf of its members:

  • Provides members with access to cutting-edge clinical and peer trainings rooted in harm reduction

  • Advocates for policies that make harm reduction the preeminent treatment modality across New York

  • Collaborates with partners working at the intersection of race, gender, and class to end the opioid epidemic

MEET OUR BOARD

The NYSHRA Board of Directors is a diverse group of highly experienced leaders with deep expertise across a broad spectrum of disciplines including law, healthcare, advocacy, public policy, community planning, and education. Their commitment to advancing the work of the organization is unwavering, as is their belief in the mission and vision.

JOSEPH R. TURNER, JD
JOSEPH R. TURNER, JDCo-Chair
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ALEXIS PLEUS
ALEXIS PLEUSCo-Chair
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JOHN BARRY
JOHN BARRYTreasurer
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MARCY THOMPSON
MARCY THOMPSONSecretary
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ANDREW TATARSKY, PhD
ANDREW TATARSKY, PhDMember
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JUSTINE WALDMAN, MD
JUSTINE WALDMAN, MDMember
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CHARLES KING
CHARLES KINGMember
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EMMA FABIAN, MSW
EMMA FABIAN, MSWMember
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ROBERT SUAREZ
ROBERT SUAREZMember
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