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Whitney Englander

Whitney joined the Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) as their Government Relations Manager in 2011. She works with Congress, federal agencies, and the Administration to advance a domestic policy agenda that includes overdose prevention, viral hepatitis, defense of syringe exchange services and access to addiction treatment and recovery services. Her work on the prescription drug epidemic has allowed her the opportunity to contribute to the drafting of several federal authorizing bills as well as to language included in major spending bills. Previously, Whitney served Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) in Washington, DC, in a communications capacity before joining Faces & Voices of Recovery as Outreach and Program Coordinator where she mobilized national advocates around health, budget and criminal justice policy. Whitney began her political activism working for the Health Care for All Oregon campaign, among other initiatives, before graduating from the University of Oregon. While working as Vice-President in a Los Angeles investment banking recruiting firm, Whitney began The Los Angeles Health Initiative, where as an organizer, she distributed health and hygiene supplies to homeless in need of basic necessities. Whitney continues her work with HRC after relocating to Los Angeles with her husband and their two-year old son, and is expecting her second son in September.