Advocacy and Communications Coordinator for the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
Since 2010, Tessie Castillo has served as Advocacy and Communication Coordinator for NCHRC. She is the agency’s only registered lobbyist and has successfully advocated for the passage of several bills around 911 Good Samaritan laws, naloxone access, and the legalization of syringe exchange programs. She produces the majority of NCHRC’s media articles on harm reduction, drug policy reform, sex work and law enforcement issues. In addition to her advocacy and media work, Tessie conducts trainings on drug overdose prevention, law enforcement safety and other harm reduction topics.