Mike Selick, MSW, is an experienced advocate and organizer specializing in drug policy reform and housing advocacy. He currently works in policy and communications at New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE), where he coordinates the Participant Action and Education Department. NYHRE is the largest and one of the oldest syringe exchange programs in the North East. In addition to providing direct services, NYHRE organizes drug users and sex workers to play a leadership role in policy advocacy on issues that impact their lives.
Prior to joining NYHRE, Mike organized in East Harlem and the Bronx on issues related to welfare, housing, and civil rights at Picture the Homeless and Community Voices Heard. He has experience in campaign development, lobbying, direct action, leadership development, community organizing, communications, coalition building, and participatory research. He currently serves on the board of the PROS Network, which works to improve the health and rights of people engaging in the sex trade in NYC through strengthening connections between sex workers, their direct service providers, and advocates. Mike earned his Masters of Social Work at Columbia University with a concentration in Social Policy and his Bachelor of Arts at New York University with a concentration in Radical Urban Politics.