NCATOD Conference Speaker Biography

Leilani Attilio, RN, BSN, MPH

Leilani Attilio is the Harm Reduction Medical and Advocacy Coordinator for the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC). She served as an Army Nurse Corp Officer for five years and completed two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a critical care nurse. After fulfilling her Army obligation, Ms. Attilio worked in a number of civilian health care settings including a critical care, pediatric home care and long term health facilities before transitioning into public health nursing. She recently completed a Master of Public Health with a focus in Hispanic and border health at the University of Texas at El Paso. She came to NCHRC as an intern and then became an employee educating drug rehabilitation and methadone clients on drug overdose prevention and advocating for the comprehensive overdose bill, “911 Good Samaritan/Access to Naloxone” bill, at the NC Legislature, which passed overwhelmingly earlier this year.