Staff


Naomi Burke-Shyne - Executive Director

Naomi is the Executive Director of Harm Reduction International. She brings 19 years of international experience at the intersection of law, harm reduction, HIV and human rights. From 2014-2017,… Read more

Colleen Daniels - Deputy Director

Colleen is the Deputy Director and Public Health Lead at Harm Reduction International. She has 23 years’ experience as a Director, Project Manager, and Technical Advisor in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis,… Read more

Ajeng Larasati - Human Rights Lead

Ajeng Larasati is the Human Rights Lead at Harm Reduction International. Ajeng is a human rights and public health specialist with twelve years of experience in programme management, organisational… Read more

Anne Taiwo - Finance Manager

Anne Taiwo is the Finance Manager at Harm Reduction International (HRI). Anne is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (FCCA), bringing in over twenty years of… Read more

Cinzia Brentari - Senior Advisor/Programme Manager

Cinzia Brentari is a Senior Advisor/Programme Manager at Harm Reduction International, providing technical guidance and support to the Human Rights and Justice team, and Public Health and Social… Read more

Catherine Cook - Sustainable Financing Lead

Catherine Cook is a researcher, policy analyst and advocate who leads the Sustainable Financing team. Since joining Harm Reduction International (HRI), Catherine has developed a portfolio of ground… Read more

Giada Girelli - Senior Analyst, Human Rights and Justice Team

Giada is a Senior Analyst in the Human Rights and Justice team at Harm Reduction International. She monitors trends on rights violations committed in the name of drug control, authors reports and… Read more

Maddie O'Hare - Conference Director

Maddie is Harm Reduction International’s Conference Director and is based in our Liverpool office. She is responsible for the organisation of Harm Reduction International’s flagship biennial… Read more

Marcela Jofre - Project Assistant

Marcela Jofre is the project assistant for the Human Rights and Justice Team at Harm Reduction International, providing support to the team's different projects. Marcela is a criminal lawyer with… Read more

Lucy O'Hare - Conference Director

Lucy joined Harm Reduction International in April 2016. Along with Maddie, she is responsible for organising Harm Reduction International’s conference. Lucy also works at HIT, a UK-based harm… Read more

Ruod Ariete - Project Assistant

Ruod Ariete is a Project Assistant for Communications and Advocacy of the Human Rights and Justice Team at Harm Reduction International. Ruod is a communications and learning specialist with over… Read more

Suchitra Rajagopalan - Communications Strategist

Suchitra Rajagopalan is the Communications Strategist at Harm Reduction International (HRI). At HRI, Suchitra works to develop and implement the strategic communications plan for the organisation,… Read more

Temitope Salami - Project Coordinator and Researcher

Temitope Salami is the Project Coordinator and Researcher in the Public Health and Social Policy team, working primarily on the Global State of Harm Reduction 2022 report. Prior to joining HRI, he… Read more

Genevieve Sander - Human Rights Analyst

Gen Sander is a Human Rights Analyst at Harm Reduction International and monitors trends on violations of fundamental rights committed in the name of drug control, with a focus on prisons and the… Read more

Sam Shirley-Beavan - Consultant

Sam is a consultant for the Public Health and Social Policy team, which conducts original research and analysis into harm reduction trends around the world. Before joining Harm Reduction… Read more

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