Emilia is the Program Coordinator for ATLAS®, Shatterproof’s quality measurement system for addiction treatment facilities. Emilia provides support for states that have already implemented the ATLAS® platform and those working towards the development and implementation of expansion of ATLAS into new states.
Emilia works for those with a substance use disorder and their loved ones with a sense of compassion and empathy, derived from personal experience as the daughter of a parent with a dual diagnosis of serious mental illness and a substance use disorder. She is an advocate for policy changes surrounding the criminalization of those with a substance use disorder, and for an increase in support for harm reduction programming and outreach. Emilia previously developed Kyah’s EPICourse - a free online food allergy and epinephrine training program for the Kyah Rayne Foundation (KRF). She also has experience working in harm reduction at the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), at the Syringe Access Program, conducting HIV/Hepatitis C tests, and developing LGBTQ+ youth summer programming around substance use and suicide.
Emilia is committed to increasing access to scientifically proven methods of successful addiction treatment and ending the stigma which causes immense harm to those with addiction and their families.
Emilia has a BS and MPH in Public Health from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She lives in Alabama with her partner and three cats. When not at work, you can find Emilia doing yoga, eating good food, or out for a hike.