Staff

Harriet Smith, MS

Executive Director

Harriet joined BHRC in April 2017 from over a decade of work at various Baltimore area harm reduction and racial justice organizations. She received her master’s degree in gender studies with a focus on health and sexuality from Towson University.

Rajani Gudlavalleti, MPP

Community Organizer

Rajani joined BHRC in January 2018, bringing with her over a decade of experience working at the intersections of social justice, public health, and the legal system. Since March 2017, she serves as organizer for BRIDGES (Baltimore Resources for Indoor Drug-use Grassroots Education and Safety), an advocacy coalition that works to end overdose and criminalization by promoting safe spaces, dignity, health, and justice for people who use drugs.

Tricia Christensen, MPP

Legislative Advocacy Coordinator

Tricia joined BHRC as a volunteer in 2016 and served as policy committee chair and board member before transitioning into a staff position. She has been promoting harm reduction policy for more than a decade, beginning with reproductive health advocacy on her undergraduate college campus. Tricia previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco and worked as legislative staff in the Maryland General Assembly. She earned her master’s degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.