St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction
SACHR has been the most client centered program I know of that works with men and women who use drugs.
-Dennis deLeon
Latino Commission on AIDS
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Joyce Rivera
Founder and Executive Director

A National Science Foundation Fellow from 1981 to 1984, Joyce has over 25 years working in program development and social services delivery. As a consultant and grant writer, her expertise in HIV prevention and harm reduction has made her a local and national leader in the field of AIDS and drugs. She is a founding member of the National Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC), the North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN), and the Harm Reduction Care Network of New York (HRCNNY). Joyce frequently presents and conducts training on drug policy, harm reduction, women, communities of color, and social justice. She has chaired the boards of HRCNNY and the Latino Commission on AIDS. Joyce holds a bachelor of science degree in health administration with a specialization in healthcare planning and a master’s in comparative political science.

Bart Majoor
Deputy and Clinical Director

A clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Bart Majoor brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of harm reduction, drug treatment and HIV prevention in the Netherlands, serving as the Director of the Department of Methodology and Training of the National Institute on Alcohol and Drugs, and since 1995 in the US as Deputy & Clinical Director of SACHR. As a consultant and trainer for several organizations in Europe and the United States, he shares his expertise in a wide range of subjects, including drug policy and AIDS, worker burnout, and harm reduction as drugtreatment modality. Bart served as an appointed member on the NYC & NYS Prevention Planning Groups, where he chaired the organization's Substance Use Committees.

Ivette Melendez, MSW
Program Manager Counseling Services

Lucie Schwartz, LMSW
Licensed Social Worker / Mental Health Services

Wanda Arroyo
Office Manager

Milagros Velez
Risk Assessment Counselor

Martin Guzman
SEP Coordinator

Jennifer Villafuerte
Data Quality Control

Mirta Roman
Hepatitis Services & Health Care Coordination

Larry Suriel

Minett Ramos
Peer Recruiter / Acupuncture

Ruby Grannum
Syringe Access Programs

Toni Smith
Syringe Access Programs

Lourdes Correa
Syringe Access Programs

Delores Lopez

Maria Rodriguez
Soup Kitchen

Angel Sanchez

Jonathan Braver
Fiscal Consultant

Board Members

Nathan Riley
Columnist, Gay City News
Staff, New York City Council, Ret.
New York State Department of Law, Ret.
Board Chair


Marisa Toni Gallo
Tagine Dining Gallery

David Hamond


Joyce Rivera
Ex Officio


Raul Russi

Acacia Network, Inc.

Jose Morales, Jr.,
Board Chair, Emeritus (deceased) | ph 718 585-5544 | fx 718 585-8314 | 310 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451