​Board of Directors​

Executive Committee:

  • Mr. William Alden, Chairman/CEO – Former Chief of Congressional and Public Affairs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Oakton, Virginia.

  • Ms. Jill Roberts, Senior Vice President/Director of DEA YDP/Youth Programs – Pacific Palisades, California.  

  • Mr. James McGivney, Vice Chairman – Former Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration, Cornelius, North Carolina.

  • Mr. Lewis Rice, Secretary – Former Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration. Currently Vice President of Global Security and Trademark Protection for Estee Lauder, New York City, New York.

  • Mr. Daniel Staffieri, Treasurer (Ex-Officio) – Former Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration. Currently President, Federal Agents, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts. 


  • Ms. Jodi Avergun, Esquire – Former Chief of Staff, Drug Enforcement Administration. Currently Special Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Washington, D.C.

  • Mr. Charles Blau, Esquire – Former Associate Attorney General of the United States. Currently a member at Curran Tomko Tarski LLP, Dallas, Texas.

  • Mark Gold, M.D. – Retired, University of Florida College of Medicine Eminent Scholar, Professor, Dizney Distinguished Professor & Chairman (1990-2014), 17th University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professor, Gainesville, Florida.

  • Mr. Thomas Harrigan – Former Deputy Administrator, Former Chief of Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration.  Currently Vice President, CACI International, Arlington, Virginia. 

  • Mr. David Katz – Principal, David Katz & Associates, Highland Park, Illinois. Founding Director, Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation, Highland Park, Illinois.

  • Ms. Colleen Maloof – President, The Maloof Companies, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Ms. Helen Mars – Beverly Hills, California.

  • Ms. EJ Milken – Owner/EVP, Partner, Kikori Whiskey; Consultant, Milken Scholar Program; and Co-Founder, Milken Young Leader’s Circle for the Milken Institute; Member, Everychild Foundation, Pacific Palisades, California.

  • Ms. Carol Safir – President, The November Group, Ltd. President, Board of Trustees, New York City Police Museum, New York, New York.

  • Dr. Charles Sophy – Psychiatrist/Clinical Instructor, Beverly Hills, California 

  • Mr. Haywood Talcove – CEO, Government, LexisNexis Risk Security; CEO LexisNexis Special Services, Inc., Washington, D.C. 

  • Ms. Sue Thau – Public Policy Consultant, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Alexandria, Virginia.

  • Mr. Walter Wang – President and CEO, JM Eagle Inc., Los Angeles, California.

  • Mr. Michael Yamaki, Esquire – Pacific Palisades, California.

Ex-Officio Board Members:

  • The Honorable John Bartels, Jr. – Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, White Plains, New York.

  • The Honorable Peter Bensinger – Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration. Currently Senior Consultant, Morneau Shepell, Chicago, Illinois.

  • The Honorable Robert Bonner – Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Pasadena, California.

  • The Honorable Asa Hutchinson – Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Rogers, Arkansas.

  • The Honorable John C. Lawn – Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

  • The Honorable Michele Leonhart – Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Laguna Niguel, California

  • The Honorable Donnie R. Marshall – Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bastrop, Texas.

  • The Honorable Francis B. Mullen – Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Davenport, Florida.

  • The Honorable Karen Tandy – Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Annandale, Virginia. 

  • Mr. John Costanzo – President of the Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents, Coconut Grove, Florida.

  • Mr. Scott Canales – S.V.P., Lockton Insurance, Los Angeles, California. Foundation Young Executives Council

  • Ms. Jessica Nickel – President, The Brimley Group, Washington, D.C. Foundation Young Executives Council

  • Mr. Kevin Sabet – Co-Founder, Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), New York, New York. Foundation Young Executives Council