Hillary Evans, MA
|Senior Project Coordinator
Location: Drachman Hall, A219Z
Hillary is a Senior Project Coordinator working on the SAMHSA First Responders Initiative. The 4-year grant addresses the national opioid public health emergency by ensuring Arizona First Responders have access to overdose prevention training and the life-saving drug, Naloxone.
Prior to coming to the Center, Hillary worked in the field of mental health, addiction and homelessness. From 2006-2016, Hillary was a Los Angeles leader in creating supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and Veterans. From 2013-2016, she worked under President Obama’s initiative to End Veteran Homelessness, leading a Los Angeles County-wide team in housing over 1000 veterans. From 2016-2018, Hillary was the Executive Director for a Nonprofit agency in Seattle that provided housing and companionship for formerly homeless individuals living with mental illness.
Hillary is passionate about ensuring access to health care and social services for those most vulnerable on the streets, specifically people living with chronic mental health conditions or substance use disorders. To this end, she has chaired and participated in numerous work groups and coalitions on community coordinated entry, veteran homelessness, harm reduction, drug policy and affordable housing legislation.
Hillary is a graduate of Fuller Seminary and is a certified Harm Reduction Specialist through York University.