The Global Exchange Conference Presenter - Liz Evans - Portrait Photo

Liz Evans

Liz Evans has over 30 years of frontline experience working with marginalized individuals struggling with drug use. With a Nursing degree and a Masters in Adult Education, she founded the PHS Community Services Society, introducing housing first and harm reduction policies in Canada establishing North America’s first legally sanctioned injection site in 2003. She is a former Open Society Foundation Fellow. In New York, she led harm reduction organizations to pioneer a drug users health hub and expand overdose prevention services. Currently, as Senior Director of Harm Reduction at Liberation Programs, Liz advances harm reduction approaches for individuals at risk of overdose in Connecticut. She also works as a consultant, continuing her dedication to marginalized communities.