Jay served as Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for Congressman Frank Guinta of New Hampshire and brings a wealth of policy knowledge and management experience to APF. Given his work on political campaigns, he understands the political landscape shaping the country. Jay received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College in 2008, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from American University in 2013.
Casey Elliott has been working on nonprofit legislation and grassroots advocacy for over six years. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, her experience ranges from the Uniform Law Commission to the American Association of Diabetes Educators to DDC Public Affairs as the Associate Director of Program Management. In 2015 Casey joined the Addiction Policy Forum to work on an issue close to her, and her family's, heart - addiction.
Jennifer is the web developer for Addiction Policy Forum. Formerly the QA Engineering Fellow at HearstLab, she also ran a web development consultancy serving small businesses with social impact. Jennifer is passionate about equality, and leveraging the power of technology to make the world a better place.
Theresa graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Writing and minored in Psychology. Her interest in psychology, combined with her personal experiences regarding substance use disorders, are the main reasons she seeks to advocate for people with SUDs. Her goal is to spread as much information and as many resources as possible to prevent this disease, eliminate the stigma around this disease and destroy the barriers that prevent those with a substance use disorder from getting help. Theresa has multiple years of experience in communications and marketing and is now proudly helping us with the Field Advancement team.
Prior to joining Addiction Policy Forum Morgan served as Baltimore City's Overdose Fatality Review Coordinator. Morgan received her Bachelor of Arts from New York University. Her essays about substance use disorder have appeared in The Washington Post, Vox, and The Fix.
Michelle and her husband Darrell have four adult children and three grandchildren. Both of their sons have struggled with addiction for many years but are currently in recovery. Determined that no family should have to go through this struggle alone, Michelle is passionate about helping connect impacted families with each other and available resources. Michelle is also active in advocating to raise awareness, end stigma and promote changes within the community as APF's Wisconsin State Chair.
Sierra is a recent graduate of Old Dominion University, where she studied Communications and Marketing. As a D.C. Metro area native, she has had the privilege of being surrounded by people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. She’s excited to expand Addiction Policy Forum’s communication and public relations strategies.
Emma Montgomery attended St. John's University where she studied theology and physics, as well as performing research internationally on cross-cultural exchange and staying actively involved in debate.The work being done at the Addiction Policy Forum is of great personal significance to Emma and she is proud to work in our field advancement division.
Zac Onufrychuk joined Addiction Policy Forum after receiving his M.A degree in Criminology from George Mason University. During his graduate career he worked for GMU’s Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence. He also has experience working in multiple advocacy based non-profits in D.C. Beyond his professional and academic interest in treatment and recovery, Zac also holds a personal passion for the field given his front-line experience. He is in long-term recovery, but spent years battling a severe substance use disorder. Knowing the obstacles and difficulties faced by those who suffer from this illness, he now strives for more accessible, available and effective treatment options.
Mark is a recognized expert on criminal justice and addiction with over eight years of experience advocating for and implementing smart policies and practices in these areas. Prior to joining Addiction Policy Forum, Mark served as Baltimore City’s Director of Opioid Overdose Prevention and Treatment, managing a high-profile overdose response initiative.
Lisbet has advocated for addiction and criminal justice reform as a writer, researcher, and teacher. Her writing about mental health treatment and the architecture of criminal justice systems has appeared in Pioneer Magazine, Scapegoat Journal, and Spatial Violence (Routledge, 2017). Lisbet received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Smith College and her masters in writing from the University of Montana.
Simone Greene works to highlight best practices and innovators in the field of addiction through her work at Addiction Policy Forum. Prior to joining, she was a project coordinator for The Moss Group, a correctional consulting firm based in Washington, DC. She received her master’s degree in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University.
Melissa joined APF after more than 13 years with BR McCaffrey Associates LLC, working directly for General Barry McCaffrey, Chairman of APF's Advisory Board and former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. During her years with BR McCaffrey Associates, she worked closely with several healthcare organizations and non-profit groups dedicated to the mission of helping lives affected by addiction. Melissa graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Communications and spends her free time dedicated to the care of her three young children.
Aimee lost her son Emmett to the disease of substance use disorder in 2016. She vowed to not let her son’s death be in vain and has been actively working to help end the stigma of addiction and help other families find essential resources.In January 2018, Aimee joined the staff at APF and has been an integral part in launching state chapters across the country opening up advocacy & education avenues for families affected by the disease of substance use disorder.
Terrilynn Parker is deeply committed to the mission of the Addiction Policy Forum, having experienced the impact of addiction in her own family and the loss of several loved ones. She is a dedicated team member working on the Addiction Resource Center, a portal to help families in crisis, which connects them with needed resources. She is a wife and mother of two amazing boys, ages 21 and 6.
Prior to joining the Addiction Policy Forum as a Digital Media Associate, Kelsey was the communications fellow at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Having worked for a local television station in communications and marketing, Kelsey has a vast background in video production, social media and communications. She brings this creativity and communication skills to her work at Addiction Policy Forum in the programs and education team.
Julia Reid is a graphic designer at Addiction Policy Forum. She will receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. As a graphic designer, Julia is passionate about communicating complex information about substance use disorder through accessible design. She has witnessed the impact of Addiction Policy Forum’s mission and now creates work to educate and help other people affected by this disease.
Kevin is an experienced law enforcement executive with many years of local and federal experience, serving first as a police officer, then with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a special agent, supervisor and an operations executive in the U.S. and abroad. On behalf of the DEA, he was selected to serve in the Executive Office of the President with the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Office of State and Local Affairs, focusing on national and international drug law enforcement issues, including the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program.
Kelly has nearly a decade of research and managerial experience across academic, governmental, and nonprofit organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the New York City Department of Health, and the Rudd Center at Yale University. She served as the Population Health Manager for the Baltimore City Fire Department, where she utilized 911 data to inform programmatic and policy interventions to connect individuals with substance use disorders to available resources. Kelly received her PhD in Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Kimberly is a five-time Emmy award-winning journalist who has spent a quarter decade giving a voice to the voiceless, holding the powerful accountable, and exposing dangerous trends, scams, and products. She joined the Addiction Policy Forum in 2018 after serving as the APF Family Day emcee in DC, wanting to work with those impacted by addiction and help save the next family from heartbreak.
Mina has been working as a graphic designer in the Washington DC metropolitan area since graduating from the Corcoran School of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. She has worked on branding and promotional design for many corporations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.She hopes to make a difference to the community affected by addiction by creating thoughtful, impactful and inspiring designs which can help provide solutions and resources to people in need. As a mother of two young children, Addiction Policy Forum's mission is very important to Mina since Addiction Policy Forum strives to make a difference not only by helping people currently affected by substance use disorder, but also by providing information to help families protect their children from this disease.
Matthew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Addiction Policy Forum’s telehealth team. Prior to joining APF, Matthew was focused on working with the veteran population. His experiences include providing individual and group therapy in the mental health outpatient clinic at a VA hospital and working to end veteran homelessness at a local non-profit.
Lindsey was born and raised in New Hampshire, the oldest of five, and she's always found the need to help others grow. Her dream was to be a full-time freelance makeup artist and beauty professional, but God had other plans. In December of 2016, a family friend lost their son Austin in an opioid-related car accident, along with a young driver. The devastation the community faced losing two young people at once was unbearable, and a team of passionate community members joined together and took action right away. In January of 2017, Lindsey took on the role of Communications Director for the non-profit community center Austin17House, creating a place for young and old to enjoy themselves and be supported in their gifts to help map out their dreams. Lindsey brings this passion to Addiction Policy Forum where she’s helping to build solutions, resources and answers to those wanting to make a difference in their communities.
Veronica studied at Montgomery College, where she received an Associate of Arts degree in Business Management/Accounting. Prior to joining the Addiction Policy Forum, Veronica worked as an administrative assistant at Brimley Group, as a bookkeeper for Masterpro Recovery and as Data Entry Clerk for the Aylward Law Firm. Veronica has also worked as a volunteer for the Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity.