718 585-5544 info@sachr.org

      Our dedicated staff and board include a diverse group of experts in the field of harm reduction.

      Joyce Rivera 
      Founder and Executive Director 
      jrivera@sachr.org  (718) 585 – 5544 Ext. 101

      A National Science Foundation Fellow from 1981 to 1984, Joyce has over 35 years of experience 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. She is also ABD at the Public Policy program at City University of New York.

      Bart Majoor 
      Deputy and Clinical Director 
      bmajoor@sachr.org  (718) 585 – 5544 Ext. 102

      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.

       Since 1995, he has served 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 drug treatment modality. Bart served as an appointed member on the NYC & NYS Prevention Planning Groups, where he chaired the organization’s Substance Use Committees.

      Our Board

      Toni Marisa Gallo Chair & Executive Committee taginedinging@gmail.com 

      Raul Russi Treasurer rrussi@acacianetwork.org

      Fr. Luis Barrios, Ph.D., FACFEI Secretary lbarrios@jjay.cuny.edu 


      Jonathan Giftos, MD Member giftos@gmail.com

      Michael T. Baldwin, Esq. Member mtbaldwin@gmail.com

      Joyce Rivera Ex Officio jrivera@sachr.org

      Our Staff

      Van Asher HRS/SAP Program Manager vasher@sachr.org Ext. 105

      Emma Blackman EBO Manager eblackman@sachr.org

      Thomas Blazsek CHOW & HCV Navigator tblazsek@sachr.org Ext. 119

      Eileen Corcoran Agency Tester / Case Manager ecorcoran@sachr.org Ext. 100

      Rebecca Dayan HCV Navigator rdayan@sachr.org Ext. 120

      Alexis Del Rio-Cumba Care Coordinator adelrio-cumba@sachr.org 

      Michael Doctor Kitchen Assistant mdoctor@sachr.org 

      Sheila Duncan The Sanctuary / Acupuncture & Massage Therapy sduncan@sachr.org Ext. 115

      Maximilian Eyle Digital Media Consultant meyle@sachr.org 

      Stephanie Ferguson Data Management sferguson@sachr.org Ext. 110

      Anaisa Garcia Front Desk Reception agarcia@sachr.org Ext. 109

      Nelson Gonzalez SAP/HRS Naloxone & Program Coordinator ngonzalez@sachr.org Ext. 150

      Rebecca Halff Mental Health Counselor rhalff@sachr.org Ext. 116

      Chariee Ice HRS Case Manager cice@sachr.org Ext. 121

      Dayonel Mejilla IT Consultant dmejia@dnfsolutions.com 

      David Melendez Data & Quality Assurance Manager dmelendez@sachr.org Ext. 106

      Krystal Montalvo WSU Manager kmontalvo@sachr.org Ext. 151

      Baron Nelson Patient Navigator bnelson@sachr.org Ext. 113

      Mario Novillo Chef mnovilla@sachr.org Ext. 133

      Carmen Pagan WSU Peer cpagan@sachr.org Ext. 118

      Nando Pinto Mental Health Case Manager npinto@sachr.org Ext. 117

      John Rivera HRS Case Manager jcrivera@sachr.org Ext. 103

      Bruce Smith The Sanctuary / Acupuncture & Massage Therapy bsmith@sachr.org Ext. 115

      Johnny Velazco Custodian rrodriguez@sachr.org Ext. 131

      Maceo Wilson Bathroom Monitor mwilson@sachr.org 

      Shantrell Winslow Data Entry Intern swinslow@sachr.org Ext. 123

      Santos Zelaya Data Entry Intern szelaya@sachr.org Ext. 123