Sarah Kerr – Chair & Founding Board Member
Sarah Kerr is the Northern Region Administrator with Open Door Community Health Centers, responsible for operational oversight of six health centers. Sarah has worked in community clinics for the past 13 years in a variety of roles and settings. Her experience includes health care services administration, harm reduction program development, quality improvement program oversight, staff supervision and development and HIV patient services. Sarah has also worked as a health care consultant developing learning content for the California Primary Care Association and as a practice coach helping health care providers in both the private and public sectors to make improvements in clinical quality and operations. Her commitment to harm reduction principles is rooted in her work experiences running both Planned Parenthood clinics and a large Needle Exchange Program.
Sarah believes that harm reduction is an absolutely vital component in any successful public health endeavor. She also sees harm reduction as a social justice issue, “by respecting people for who they are and honoring their life choices we come a step closer to achieving equity within our society.”
Tia Baratelle – Board Member
Tia Baratelle is the Public Affairs and Philanthropy Officer with Planned Parenthood Northern California and Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund. Tia has worked with Planned Parenthood for over 10 years in our community and is committed to advocating for high-quality, affordable healthcare and education for all people, regardless of gender, income, insurance, or immigration status. She continues to engage Planned Parenthood donors and supporters in pursuit of reproductive and social justice in our community and beyond.
Tia has confidence that in order to have a more just and equitable society we must strive for individuals to have universal and unrestricted access to care, and that all people are free to follow their own beliefs, values, and moral code when making decisions about their health and well-being. It is because of her experience and belief in access to care for all that supporting harm-reduction and the mission of HACHR is the perfect fit.
Andrew Reynolds – Board Member
Andrew Reynolds is the Hepatitis C Wellness Manager at San Francisco Aids Foundation, an independent hepatitis C and harm reduction consultant, and is the former Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Manager for Project Inform. In these roles, he writes health education materials, fact sheets, toolkits and articles on all aspects of hepatitis C awareness, prevention and treatment. He has been responsible for managing Project Inform’s viral hepatitis and drug user health policy portfolio, including managing the California Hepatitis Alliance.
He is the author of the Positively Aware “Annual Hepatitis C Drug Guide,” and sits on the AASLD/IDSA HCV Guidance Panel. Andrew has over 20 years of HCV, HIV and STD awareness, prevention and treatment experience, delivered in a wide variety of settings from street outreach to clinical settings to jails and prisons.
In addition to HCV, Andrew works extensively in drug user health, harm reduction and safe consumption space education and advocacy. He serves on numerous boards of directors, advisory boards and committees, including the Organizing Committee of the “End the Epidemics” campaign for California, a community initiative to eliminate HIV, HCV and STDs in California.
Glen Hays – Board Member
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Jarrett Nicholson – Board Member
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