Current Fellows
Addiction & Overdose

Illaria Dana

Current Fellow

Illaria Dana began working with Tapestry in 2019, providing syringe access and safer use support, HIV/HCV and STI counseling and testing, naloxone and overdose prevention training, and harm reduction education for program participants and community members. Since then, Illaria now serves as the Greenfield Syringe Access Program Manager, where she works to expand rural outreach, secondary syringe exchange, and delivery services. Illaria believes that good public health policy is born out of community demands and initiatives. Illaria supports organizing efforts led by individuals who are sex workers, and those who have been impacted by toxic drug supply, criminalization, systemic racism, and the deadly effects of the War on Drugs.

Tapestry meets urgent community health needs related to sexual and reproductive health, drug use, and childhood nutrition in Western Massachusetts. By combining compassionate health care with the most recent advances in medical practice, Tapestry ensures that people can get the care that they deserve, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or income. Founded in 1973, Tapestry serves over 17,000 residents at 12 locations across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties in Massachusetts.

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