UISCE (Advocacy For People Who Use Drugs) Staff

María Otero Vázquez

Maria Otero Vazquez Community Development Officer UISCE

Community Development Officer

María Otero Vázquez – Community Development Officer

María started as an intern in UISCE back in 2016 and since 2017 she works as Community Development Officer of UISCE managing projects, advocacy and communications, working in partnership with services and coproducing and editing the Brass Munkie magazine. She holds a MSc. in Health Psychology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and a MRes. Applied Research in Feminist, Gender and Citizenship Studies from the University Jaume I (Spain).

Lynn Jefferys

Maria Otero Vazquez Community Development Officer UISCE

Peer Support Worker

Lynn Jefferys – Peer Support Worker

Lynn began their work in harm reduction services in 2009 volunteering at a 24-hour drop-in centre for sex workers in Vancouver, Canada. They have since had experience in youth work, housing first, mental health & addiction, human resources administration, low threshold program management and outreach. Most recently they worked as a relief project worker for Depaul in 2016, and now working as the Peer Support Worker for UISCE, they are a firm believer in community-based organizing and self-determination for people who access services.

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