Mackenzie Tewell,



Mackenzie has a background in applied anthropology and public health. Having focused on infectious disease epidemiology at both the state and local health departments, Mackenzie now works as a public health liaison, connecting Maricopa communities to public health resources. In addition to a professional interest in harm reduction and stigma elimination, being a part of the board is personal for Mackenzie after losing her sister to an opioid overdose in 2018. She hopes to contribute to the humanization of people who use drugs and support safe spaces for people who use drugs to find their own definition of recovery.