Operations Supervisor | Hub & Spoke
Megan graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal & Civic Studies, a focus in education and a minor in Montessori Thought. Her professional background began in an administrative setting working at a newly implemented non-profit program (CBEST) primarily servicing Los Angeles’ Skid Row population with severe physical and/or mental limitations. From there, she moved into case manager and lead case manager roles working directly with patients and assisting with SSI & SSDI applications. Her roles have fluctuated between educator, case worker, program developer, and occasionally, first responder. Witnessing Skid Row’s rampant substance misuse revealed many of the underlying barriers to treatment and the need for further harm reduction education. She continues to align her knowledge, experience, and interest in harm reduction with her work today. In her current position as Operations Supervisor for Tarzana Treatment Center’s Hub & Spoke program, Megan remains passionate about dismantling misconceptions of addiction and lifesaving evidence-based harm reduction treatment modalities to safeguard the health and dignity of adults and youth with a substance use disorder. Since 2019, Megan has worked to expand access to Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) and free naloxone to individuals and community-based organizations in Los Angeles County. She regularly facilitates trainings for providers, patients, students, staff, and community members on Medications for Addiction Treatment and overdose prevention interventions like naloxone and fentanyl test strips while streamlining referrals into treatment. Megan is interested in redirecting the negative and damaging concepts of substance dependency and treatment into a support service that provides education and gateways to treatment though targeted outreach, groups, trainings, and community partnerships.