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Program Staff

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My goal is to make sure every ACT team member has the most valuable learning experience possible during their term-of-service. The way I see it, service can be a stepping stone to personal and professional growth that's hard to find in a classroom. Drawing from my background in community health research, program evaluation and public health I coordinate opportunities for professional development, help members apply service to their individual paths, and ensure our members have the foundational skills and knowledge they need to deliver high quality, empathetic and collaborative service to our community.

Chelsea Mudalagi

Member Experience Coordinator

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As a dedicated Master of Public Health student and a proud alum of ACT, my passion lies in raising awareness and empowering communities to recognize the transformative power of prevention and harm reduction. Through my experience with AmeriCorps, I have gained valuable knowledge and now have the privilege of supporting service members, just as I was once supported during my own journey.

Ja'Lea Echols

Training Operations Coordinator

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Lauren Meloche

Program Director

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ACT was my first oppotunity to make a direct positive impact on my community. As a member of the program, I learned a lot about the opioid epidemic and the community at large while also developing professional skills needed for any future career. I rejoined ACT as a staff member to once again be involved in serving my community while giving back to the program. As a staff member, I hope to give members the same support and inclusion I experienced as a member myself and to guide them through such a rewarding experience.

Salam Sulaiman

Outreach Coordinator

AmeriCorps Members

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I joined the ACT program to learn more about the opioid overdose crisis and help spread awareness (and Narcan) in my community!

Nisha Khan

Overdose Rescue Trainer

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I joined AmeriCorps to help others and do my part as a citizen of this community by obtaining as much knowledge as I can to reach others and get them trained as well.

Emily Polasek

Overdose Rescue Trainer

I joined the ACT program to educate myself about the opioid overdose crisis
and to help understand those who are experiencing a substance use
disorder.

Hamnah Obitayo 
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Overdose Rescue Trainer

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I joined AmeriCorps because of personal experience with the opioid overdose crisis. I wanted to be better equipped with the knowledge to prevent or assist other loved ones/people in my community experiencing an overdose. 

Sarah Morrison

Overdose Rescue Trainer

I joined AmeriCorps to gain more of an understanding of the opioid crisis in addition to the hospital experience I already have. I hope that through service, I can help make opioid use less taboo. 

Emily Hubbard
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Overdose Rescue Trainer

I joined AmeriCorps to give back to my community! I want to help make change wherever I can, and I think this is an important way I can do that. 

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Sarim Syed

Overdose Rescue Trainer

Overall I want to help as many people as I can by delivering overdose rescue training. I also want to learn more about those impacted by substance use disorders and what more can be done by our communities to support recovery. 

Nawal Elsabagh
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Overdose Rescue Trainer

Through ACT, I wish to gain better public speaking skills and improve my teamwork and time management skills. I want to be able to teach others while also learning the importance of being prepared and reducing stigma around substance use.

Jace DeRamos
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Overdose Rescue Trainer

Overall I want to help as many people as I can by delivering overdose rescue training. I also want to learn more about those impacted by substance use disorders and what more can be done by our communities to support recovery. 

Diya Patel
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Overdose Rescue Trainer

Through ACT, I wish to gain better public speaking skills and improve my teamwork and time management skills. I want to be able to teach others while also learning the importance of being prepared and reducing stigma around substance use.