India Hayes Larrier

State Advocacy Manager, Substance Use Disorder/Justice Involved Populations

India Hayes Larrier is a State Advocacy Manager for the Substance Use Disorder/Justice Involved Populations team. She supports state consumer advocacy groups' work in expanding health and treatment resources for inmates released with substance use disorders and in advocacy for pre-arrest diversion programs.

Formerly, India was an Associate State Director of Advocacy for AARP-New Jersey, where she actively advocated for those age 50 and older.  Before AARP, she worked for the state-wide advocacy and social justice organization, New Jersey Citizen Action, where she spoke out and organized events in defense of the Affordable Care Act, expansion of substance use disorder treatment, and prevention services for youth and young adults. She served as a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Ms. Larrier worked for over 15 years in the health insurance industry in community relations and consumer advocacy. 

In her hometown of Maplewood, NJ, Mrs. Larrier served two terms as an elected member of Maplewood's Township Committee and president of the local Board of Health. 

India received her BA degree from Temple University and her master's degree in Public Health from Benedictine University.

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