Our Mission and Vision

Mission: To reduce substance addiction overdoses and deaths, the stigma associated with substance use disorder, and to offer harm reduction solutions

Vision: To use harm reduction modalities by engaging, educating, and empowering first responders, police, firefighters, treatment centers, and others closely involved with those suffering from substance use disorder, by partnering with local and state government, as well as medical and civic leaders.

Shreeta Waldon
Shreeta WaldonExecutive Director
Shreeta is noted as an expert in the field of substance use and prevention with experience spanning over 14 years. As the new Executive Director of Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition, her primary focus is on the current, most pressing needs of the people in our community who are disproportionately affected by substance use disorder to improve the overall health of the communities we serve. Her belief, passion, and work come from one intentional focus:
“If we release our idea of what someone needs and wants and simply create the space and opportunity for them to take the lead, that is meeting someone where they are. You will be surprised at how amazing someone can thrive when you step out of the way and walk alongside on the journey. It’s simply magical!”
Donald Davis
Donald DavisFounder
Donald Davis has worked in the field of Harm Reduction for 24 years. Working in Ann Arbor, Michigan and New York City before moving to Louisville in 2013. He is one of the co-founders of the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition.
Russ Read
Russ ReadFounder
Russ Read is a co-founder of the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition and CEO of Beacon House in Louisville. Russ enjoyed a 40-year career in television broadcast, production and marketing. Russ has a B.S. in communication degree from Xavier University in and Masters of Arts degree from Bellarmine University and recently was certified as an addiction recovery empowerment specialist.
Erica Williams-Archie
Erica Williams-ArchieExecutive Administrator
Erica Williams-Archie joined the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition in March 2020 as the Executive Administrator. She is a Public Health graduate from Indiana University – Bloomington. As a Louisville native, she takes pride in supporting the betterment of Kentuckians’ health with her work at KyHRC.
Amanda Mills
Amanda Mills Outreach/MOUD Program Manager
Amanda Mills has over 12 years experience working in outreach. She is passionate when it comes to educating the community about harm reduction. She is a person with lived experience and strives to help others become the best version of themselves.
Cameron Murphy
Cameron MurphySocial Media Manager
Cameron Murphy started off as a volunteer with KYHRC, eventually joining the staff as a Harm Reduction Specialist. Cameron then worked at the syringe exchange, led Naloxone trainings and did community outreach. He now manages and creates content for all KyHRC social media platforms.

Board of Directors

Russ Read, Co-Founder/ CEO
Beacon House CEO

Scott Duke, Public Safety Liaison / Trainer
Wounded Healer, LLC and Rapha Center in Manchester, TN
Owner: Addiction and Mental Health Therapist

Debbie Henderson -Thomas, Secretary
Retired Teacher Jefferson County Public Schools

Lynne Huckleberry, Treasurer
Retired Teacher Jefferson County Public Schools

Barbra Cave, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC
University of Louisville
Assistant Professor and Hepatitis C Lead

Jeremy Byard, SES, CPSS, CSA
Executive Director, Louisville Recovery Community Connection

Robert Berry, MBA
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions

Pam Duke
Former Treasurer

Kerry Hettinger
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Walgreens Pharmacy
Master Trainer and Consultant and a Registered Pharmacist Kentucky and Indiana

Nancy Kern, EdD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AGNP-C
Associate Professor, Spalding University

Dr. James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM, FASAM
Medical Director and Assistant Clinical Professor, Murphy Pain Center and UofL School of Medicine