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Aliese Alter, BS

Data-driven overdose reduction

Aliese Alter is a senior program manager for the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (W/B HIDTA), overseeing both the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) and Case Explorer. In her role, she is responsible for the overall management of ODMAP and Case Explorer, including outreach, program development, implementation and national partnerships. Aliese is responsible for interfacing with thousands of partners representing government, law enforcement, and public health nationally to support data-driven efforts to reduce overdoses, as well as facilitate information sharing.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services from Longwood University; and is currently enrolled in a Master of Science program in EMS Systems Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Prior to joining the W/B HIDTA, Aliese served as a detective in Richmond, Va. During her career, she held a variety of assignments to include: patrol, recruitment and special victims unit.

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