Chelsea Laliberte is one of the leading experts in the U.S. on advocacy regarding the opioid crisis overdose prevention, and substance use. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, TheFix, Fox News, TODAY Show and countless other media outlets. She has advised local, state and federal governments on comprehensive community solutions to reduce stigma, treatment barriers, and overdose.
Laliberte’s passion ignited when she lost her younger brother, Alex, suddenly to a polysubstance overdose in 2008. Along with her parents, Chelsea developed Live4Lali in 2008, which has a mission to prevent and raise awareness of substance use among individuals, families, and communities, and minimize the overall health, legal and social harms associated with substance use. Live4Lali’s approach takes an innovative, comprehensive and compassionate approach to helping people with substance use disorders, their loved ones, professionals, and communities. As the Executive Director, Chelsea guides the organization’s programming and works with communities and stakeholders on addressing these issues via strategic and collaborative public health and policy interventions.
Prior to devoting her life to this mission, Chelsea was a digital marketing and advertising professional. She has a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications (BA) from Roosevelt University in Chicago where a Fellow with the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy, a leading research institute focusing on identifying drug trends to influence policymaking. Chelsea received her Masters of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2017.