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Sandy Guillaume, MPA
Harm Reduction Coordinator – Nassau County

Sandy Guillaume is CASJ’s Harm Reduction Coordinator for Nassau County. She supervises peers and provides syringe exchange services and opiate overdose prevention training to the community, while building relationships with service providers and law enforcement to enrich the level of care available to injection drug users.

Her professional experience includes consulting for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct field research on the quality of life of HIV positive individuals residing in emergency single-room occupancy hotels throughout New York City.  She provided harm reduction services to HIV positive substance users receiving housing services at Bailey House in Harlem, NY, and coordinated the activities of a women’s-led health education, case management, and peer program targeting active substance users, homeless sex workers, and the formerly incarcerated at CitiWide Harm Reduction (now BOOM! Health) in the South Bronx, NY.

Sandy currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Best Practice Policy Project (BPPP) and is an active member of Desiree Alliance’s Strategic Committee, two non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting sex workers and sex-worker advocates throughout the United States. Sandy served on the NYC HIV Health & Human Services Planning Council from 2011 to 2013, and was an active participant of the Policy and Integration of Care Committees.

Sandy completed her Master’s degree in Public Administration at The City College of New York’s Colin L. Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership in 2013, received the Distinguished Scholar Award, and will begin an Adjunct lectureship teaching Race, Gender, and Diversity in Public Policy in June, 2017.

sguillaume@nysocialjustice.org