India Hayes Larrier, MPH, is a State Advocacy Manager for the Substance Use Disorder & Justice-Involved Populations Project team at Community Catalyst. In this role, India supports state advocacy groups seeking to extend and improve substance use disorder treatment and services to all people through a race equity and social justice lens.

India brings broad advocacy experience to her role, including her work advocating for adults aged 50 and older at AARP-New Jersey. She also worked at New Jersey Citizen Action, a state-wide advocacy and social justice organization, where she raised awareness and organized events in defense of the Affordable Care Act, expanded substance use disorder treatment and prevention services for youth and young adults. India also worked as a consumer representative for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and has worked in community relations and consumer advocacy for the health insurance industry.

In her hometown of Maplewood, NJ, India served two terms as an elected member of Maplewood’s Township Committee and president of the local board of health. India received a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a Master in Public Health (MPH) from Benedictine University.