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The DEA Educational Foundation is not part of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) or Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Neither DOJ nor the DEA approves, endorses, or authorizes the Foundation, its materials or its fundraising efforts.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

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

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

Board of Directors:

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

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

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

  • Mr. Lewis Rice, Jr., Secretary - Former Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Currently Senior Vice President for Global Security and Trademark Protection for the Estee Lauder Companies, New York, New York.

Members-At-Large:

  • 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. 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 – Former Partner, Kikori Whiskey; Co-Founder, Milken Young Leader's Circle; former Co-Director, Milken Scholars Program; 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.

  • 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 President and Chief Executive Officer, Bensinger, Dupont and Associates, 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