Allie is an internationally recognized subject matter expert, trainer, consultant, and speaker on policing and the opioid epidemic. In her role as Executive Director, Allie provides training, technical assistance, and strategic guidance to police to help them create non-arrest pathways to treatment and recovery.
With over 14 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, Allie came to PAARI following her role as the Deputy Director of the Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy. She has worked at several other Boston-area nonprofit organizations, including ZUMIX and Bikes Not Bombs, and has aided various nonprofits with fundraising efforts, event planning, and coaching emerging leaders.
Allie holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and international relations from Ursinus College and a master’s degree in international development from Ohio University, where she focused on community health and behavior change. She also has a certificate in nonprofit management and leadership from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
In spring 2017, Allie received a Nonprofit Excellence Award and was named young professional of the year by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and in fall 2018, Allie accepted an AmeriCorps Excellence Award for PAARI’s first-of-its-kind program that embeds national service members in police departments to address the opioid epidemic. Allie was also recently selected as the Lead Innovator for the Social Innovation Forum’s 2020 Social Innovator Accelerator program.
Allie is based in Massachusetts and spends much of her time traveling to support current and prospective law enforcement partners nationwide. Like many, she has been personally touched by the disease of addiction and has a close family member who is in recovery from an opioid use disorder.