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.

Donald Davis
Donald DavisFounder
Donald Davis; Executive director 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. Read has a B.S. in communication degree from Xavier University in and Masters of Arts degree from Bellarmine University and recently earned a certification as a certified 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 Kentuckian’s health with her work at KyHRC.
Telly Harris
Telly Harris Harm Reduction Supervisor
Telly Harris is the Harm Reduction Supervisor with strong and thorough knowledge of Harm Reduction, HIV prevention, treatment, and care. A native of Louisville, KY, he began his career in public health in 2005 as a volunteer and Youth Advisory Board Member for the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council. In 2009, he worked as an HIV & Syphilis Prevention Specialist for Volunteers of America Mid-States. In 2016, he moved into the LBGTQ Health & PrEP Initiatives Program Coordinator position for the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
Cameron Murphy
Cameron MurphyHarm Reduction Specialist
Cameron Murphy started off as a volunteer with KYHRC. He now works at the KYHRC syringe exchange and does narcan trainings and distribution around the city

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 Hep 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
Mater Trainer and Consultant and Registered, Licensed 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

Damin K. Williams, MBA
HIV Outreach Specialist, Volunteers of America