Gabriel Sayegh

Gabriel Sayegh is co-founder and co-director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Sayegh has worked on campaigns to end mass incarceration the war on drugs, promote fair economies and racial equity, and more. From 2003 – 2015 he worked at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), in many capacities, including as managing director of policy and campaigns. At DPA, he led numerous policy reform campaigns in cities and states around the country, including the coalition effort to roll back the Rockefeller Drug Laws in New York, campaigns to reform New York’s marijuana arrests laws and pass medical marijuana legislation, and efforts to reduce overdose fatalities through health-based approaches to drug policy. In each campaign, Mr. Sayegh managed three strategic areas: policy advocacy and grassroots engagement; communications; and affiliated c4 and PAC political engagement activities. He has appeared in a wide range of broadcast, online, and print media, includingThe New York Times, NY1, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, Fusion, NPR, Washington Post, Newsweek, Vice, New York Daily News, New York Post, Associated Press, Huffington Post, The Village Voice, Gawker, BBC, and more. He lives in Brooklyn.