- Health Policy Director
Camille Richoux joined AACF as Health Policy Director in September 2023. She was born in Louisiana and raised in Arkansas, where she developed a passion for health justice through her mother’s advocacy work for children in foster care. She received her Master of Public Health from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and previously worked for the Arkansas Department of Health in the HIV/STD program. From 2016-2018, Camille served as a Prevention Fellow for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA/CSAP), assisting with state agency overdose prevention programs and grants. Most recently, at UAMS, Camille helped design and publish community-engaged research on harm reduction and LGBTQ+ youth quality of life issues in the state. As a reproductive justice organizer, her advocacy focused on addressing racial disparities in maternal mortality and updating sex education standards. She serves as the Board co-president of the Central Arkansas Harm Reduction Project, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing overdose and infectious disease transmission.