Meet The Staff

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Shoshanna Scholar

Executive Director

Shoshanna Scholar is the executive director of LA Community Health Project. LACHP reaches some of Los Angeles' most vulnerable populations through three specific, evidence-based public health interventions: LA's oldest syringe exchange program, which operates in Hollywood, downtown LA/ Skid Row, Pico Union and Watts; the Overdose Outreach Project, which trains doctors, medical workers, people who use drugs and their communities in overdose prevention and response; and Transition Partners, a pilot project seeking to integrate drug users and homeless clients into the emerging community clinic health system. Since 2003, Scholar has developed, tested and adapted innovative public health strategies for drug-using populations. She is especially focused on activating peer networks to reach hard-to-find populations, working with government to implement better public health policies and raising public awareness around overdose prevention. She currently serves as a Los Angeles County HIV Commissioner.

Michael Marquesen

Michael Marquesen

Director of Prevention Programs

Michael Marquesen is the Director of Prevention Programming at LA Community Health Project. In his work he has been providing harm reduction, as well as peer education and teaching risk reduction strategies to injection drug users in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. He has worked with CHP since 2001, and has served as the organization’s Program Coordinator since 2005. He is a member of the Los Angeles Overdose Prevention Task Force, and sits on the education sub-committee, and is a member of the Cal State Dominguez Hills IRB.

Adam Butler

Adam Butler

Health Access & Training Lead

Adam Butler has worked with active drug users for more than 25 years. For nearly 12 years, Adam was the Director of AHOPE, the Boston Public Health Commission’s needle exchange and overdose prevention program for the City of Boston, where he helped develop and implement Massachusetts’ statewide overdose prevention and naloxone distribution program. Adam’s work with CHP involves bridging communities with common missions and outcomes through expanding overdose prevention and health navigation programs for people who inject drugs in Los Angeles County. He looks forward to the day when everyone has equal access to high quality healthcare.

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Syringe Exchange Schedule

may

25fri

Skid Row9:00 am - 11:00 am E 6th St & San Julian St Los Angeles, CA 90014Event Type :Syringe Exchange and Disposal Services for Injection Drug Users

2fri

Skid Row9:00 am - 11:00 am E 6th St & San Julian St Los Angeles, CA 90014Event Type :Syringe Exchange and Disposal Services for Injection Drug Users

9fri

Skid Row9:00 am - 11:00 am E 6th St & San Julian St Los Angeles, CA 90014Event Type :Syringe Exchange and Disposal Services for Injection Drug Users

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