Brian Pacheco

Managing Director of Communications and Marketing
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Brian Pacheco is the managing director of communications and marketing at the Drug Policy Alliance. He oversees the organization’s branding, content creation, design, digital communications, and public relations.

Brian has more than 14 years of experience in leading communications for nonprofits. He led the communications strategy for the passage of the NY Child Victims Act. He created a viral video with 110 million views for actor Terry Crews and Safe Horizon.  And he developed a campaign that educates judges and lawyers on how trauma affects domestic violence survivors. Brian is also a skilled media strategist. He has secured coverage in top-tier media outlets like ABC News, CNN, New York Times, Telemundo, The Today Show, and The View.

Brian is a native New Yorker and proud gay Latino. He has a deep understanding of anti-racism, anti-violence, and trauma. This is a framework he brings to his work daily. He is a POSSE Scholar and studied at Middlebury College.

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