The HRCSD - On Point team has over 30 years experience with harm reduction and lived experience.
As the founder and Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition of San Diego’s (HRCSD’s) mobile syringe services program (SSP), OnPoint, Tara Buesig have worked tirelessly over the years to facilitate change and advocate for evidence-based best practices, specifically as it pertains to drug user health. As a harm reduction specialist, substance use counselor, case manager, and social worker with 30 plus years of experience and deep knowledge of community needs across San Diego County, she has built the trust of providers, treatment facilities, community members, those impacted by overdose death, the recovery community, and people who use drugs. Tara Buesig has both professional and lived experience with harm reduction and have successfully engaged PWID and key academic, government, and community stakeholders in harm reduction research and practice.
Jenna Logan, ACSW, SUDCC (Executive Director of Human Inclusion and Services). Ms. Logan is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish, a certified alcohol and other drug counselor through CADTP. Ms. Logan has a master’s in social work from Walden University and is registered with Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker. She is trained in numerous interventions including Motivational Interviewing and has over 15 years of professional experience in human services and public health serving underserved populations. Ms. Logan has lived experience of the difficulties that may arise with substance use and strives to serve the community with love and compassion for people who use drugs and are at risk of dying from this brutal disease. She has experience with individuals who inject drugs (PWID), those whose lives have been heavily impacted by the justice system, and those with PTSD and complex trauma. Ms. Logan believes in community and people working together to achieve equity and social justice for those who are underserved and at risk.
Rachel Crowner is the newest addition to the On Point team! Rachel graduated with a BS in Healthcare Administration and has extensive experience working with vulnerable and disadvantaged populations as an emergency medical technician and health aide. Rachel believes that harm reduction services should be free and easily accessible to improve public health and reduce stigma in the community.