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International Working Group 2013
Irina Alexander (USA) - email@example.com
Irina Alexander was part of SSDP from 2007-2012 as President of the University of Maryland’s SSDP chapter and as Chairwoman of SSDP’s National Board of Directors. Irina has worked as Chief of Staff of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation and volunteered with Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS). She played a vital role in helping pass a University of Maryland Good Samaritan policy and a DC Good Samaritan law. Currently, Irina works as an Outreach Counselor for homeless and unstably housed youth in San Francisco with At The Crossroads.
Meheret Melles (France) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mimi has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and spent five years as International Project Manager at Advocates for Youth, focusing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Mimi has provided technical assistance and capacity building expertise in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia to empower young people to be powerful advocates within their own countries and at international forums. Mimi also volunteered at Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS).
Nicole Ferreira (Portugal) - email@example.com
Nicole is a psychologist with Masters in Psychology Deviant Behaviour and Justice from Porto University. Since 2010 she has developed work within the harm reduction outreach teams, prevention with young people and advocacy at national and international levels. Currently she is working in APDES (Portuguese NGO that works with vulnerable communities in several settings).
Alexandrescu Florin-Ionut (Romania) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Florin is an activist, promoter and Cooridinator for Harm Reduction services at Caracuda – Ferentari Drop-in Center, Carusel Association, providing services to vulnerable groups, especially among injecting drug users. He has had experience in this field for more than 3 years. Florin has also participated in different researches and advocacy meetings targeting drug users. This summer Florin will get his diploma in psychology.
Frans Judea Samosir is as Coordinator and Case Manager for Harm Reduction in Caritas PSE in Medan, Indonesia. He leads 5 (4 young, 1 adult) Outreach Workers and 8 young volunteers including former drugs users, students, PLWHA, LGBT, Street Children). Frans and the Outreach group support drug users in getting access to health services. Frans also takes part in counselling, training, educating, managing, and advocating fo harm reduction services.