Team Group: Opioid Poisoning Response Training (OPRT) Team

  • Lorlyn Chan

    Lorlyn Chan

    As the Program Manager of the Underserved project, Lorlyn is an advocate for harm -reduction focused practice and trauma informed care. Lorlyn is a firm supporter of community-lead knowledge and comes from a background in drug monitoring services, bringing with her a wealth of community awareness.

  • Maria Mirzoyan

    Maria Mirzoyan

    Maria is our Program Evaluation Specialist, leading performance measurement and evaluations for all 3 programs. She brings 6 years of evaluation experience in the non-profit and healthcare sector, and holds a Master of Health Evaluation Degree from University of Waterloo. Maria is also Vice-President of the Canadian Evaluation Society – Ontario Chapter, Board of Directors.…

  • Atyia Police

    Atyia Police

    With years of experience as a Digital Content Developer and Instructional Designer, Atyia brings a wealth of creative and design skills to SJA’s Substance Use and Addictions program. Here, she collaborates with various team members, creating learning materials and courses in line with the Harm Reduction and Mental Health Curriculum.

  • Alanna Balint

    Alanna Balint

    As Program Manager for SJA’s Reaching Home stream, Alanna’s efforts are focused on supporting homeless shelter and support organizations with access to relevant training and life-saving naloxone kits, and fostering conversations around supportive site policies for people who use drugs. With more than a decade of frontline experience in restorative justice and peer-led supervised consumption,…

  • Deanna Reilly

    Deanna Reilly

    Bringing over 5 years of Human Resource Management and Administration skills to the team, Deanna project manages the team’s priorities and oversees the Facilitator Support Team. Deanna also manages the certification process of new facilitators within SJA’s National Office, SJA’s Provincial Branches, and with many Partnered Organizations nation-wide for the OPRT Curriculum.  

  • Killian Cuppage

    Killian Cuppage

    As the Project Administrator, Killian is responsible for guiding and scheduling the incoming OPRT facilitators throughout the various stages of the Train-the-Trainer process. Killian also assists with communication between partner organizations, and councils within SJA. Killian comes from an extensive background in social services, having worked in community planning, education, and various non-profit organizations.

  • Claire Kingston

    Claire Kingston

    Claire oversees the community engagement team, which supports communities and individuals across the country enrolled in the OPRT program. In line with the principles of community-led approaches, this includes outreach and relationship-building with underserved communities to develop customized approaches to training.

  • Camille Balda

    Camille Balda

    Incredibly passionate about Harm Reduction and Poisoning Awareness, Camille brings a unique mix of lived, and professional experience to the team. In her role, you can find her teaching the OPRT course to marginalized communities, training new facilitators to use the OPRT curriculum, and advocating for a safe supply.

  • Julie Fagan

    Julie Fagan

    Julie is a Program Facilitator/Registrar who is extremely passionate about harm reduction, decriminalization, and the dignity of people who use drugs. She is a registered social worker with a degree in criminology and brings a wealth of experience working frontline in many different roles, always with a passion for informed care and stigma reduction. Julie…

  • Shamima Begum

    Shamima Begum

    Shamima is committed to providing support to meet the unique needs of the underserved community through outreach and education for nasal naloxone. She has worked with the marginalized population in various settings, bringing experience and knowledge of factors that may impact the underserved community’s well-being.