Faculty

These faculty and staff are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with our clinics as well as our communities and they can help you implement programs to address various health conditions.

To connect with one of the experts, please contact us today at echo@npaihb.org.

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Dr. Danica Love Brown

Dr. Danica Love Brown

“I love supporting providers in doing challenging and impactful work. The sharing of space and knowledge that occurs during virtual clinics inspires me. You can see that our communities benefit from them. This is sacred work that I am honored to be a part of.”

Danica Love Brown, MSW, CACIII, PhD, is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma born and raised in Northern New Mexico. Danica is the Behavioral Health Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and has worked as ...read more
Francisca “Sissy” Rilatos

Francisca “Sissy” Rilatos

“I am inspired to do harm reduction work because of my own history with substance use and homelessness. I get to reach out to people and offer life-saving services, as well as empower clients to think about not only their own health, but their friends and community’s health. It’s a ripple effect of kindness and compassion.”

Francisca “Sissy” Rilatos, CRM, is a Harm Reduction Outreach Specialist and Peer Mentor for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians located in Siletz, Oregon, which is currently the only tribal harm reduction program in the state. Sissy is a Siletz ...read more
Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine

“When I started doing this work, the people I cared about were dying from AIDS, hepatitis, and overdose. Many of the deaths related to injection drug use are preventable, so I wanted to help give people the tools they need to stay alive. A harm reduction program saved my life and helped support me without judgement, and I hope to be able to help people in the same way.”

Blue Valentine, CHW, is a Harm Reduction Peer Specialist that currently works as part of a cross-program team of communicable disease, health navigation, and harm reduction staff at the Benton County Health Department, as part of the End HIV Oregon ...read more