Greg is a sociologist, documentary filmmaker, harm reduction outreach specialist, and drug user activist. Since January 2001 he has served as the director of research for the Chicago Recovery Alliance, one of the first harm reduction organizations in the world to distribute "take home naloxone" to opioid users and their friends and family. He's also the founder and current president of Sawbuck Productions, Inc. At DePaul University in Chicago, IL he is an associate professor of sociology and director of the Social Science Research Center.
Matt is policy director at VOCAL New York, a membership-based organization that fights to end the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and the HIV and hepatitis epidemics. He's been involved in overdose prevention for more than 10 years, initially through volunteering in NYC and then as part of his work with the Open Society Foundations and other international organizations, where he supported the development of harm reduction programs in Eastern Europe and Asia. Matt has only the vaguest understanding of filmmaking, but is handy with audio production and holds a masters degree in epidemiology.
Eliza is the program manager of the Drug Overdose Prevention and Education (DOPE) Project at the Harm Reduction Coalition, where she works with a team of people to distribute naloxone in San Francisco, California. She also has the privilege of working with people from all over the country to help expand access to overdose prevention and naloxone. Eliza moved to California from Massachusetts, where she worked at the Cambridge Needle Exchange for many years. She found harm reduction in 2001 and never looked back.