The DEA Educational Foundation honored John A. Catsimatidis
and Carol & Howard Safir with the Lifetime Achievement Award. They were honored for their lifetime of work to educate children and adults about the dangers of drugs.
Drugs: Costs & Consequences
Now Open at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
DEA’s national traveling exhibits, Target America and Drugs: Costs & Consequences have impacted more than 22 million students, teachers, and parents who have visited the museum throughout the country. The DEA Educational Foundation has been instrumental in helping DEA establish the exhibit in 16 cities across the United States, and in networking with community and civic leaders to bring awareness to the public about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction. The theme of the exhibit, “Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause” has resonated with diverse communities across the United States.
The Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action
On December 6, 2018, Adrienne Maloof opened up her beautiful home and hosted our traveling seminar “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action” which gave us a chance to reach guests from the Los Angeles community. DEA Educational Foundation board member EJ Milken and her husband, Gregory, along with board member Dr. Charles Sophy co-hosted the evening. Retired DEA SAC Robert Stutman and Dr. Sophy spoke about our nation’s opioid epidemic and the severity of it. Giving guests invaluable information about the epidemic with ideas on what they can do help combat it. DEA EF board members Helen Mars and Colleen Maloof attended in support of this important issue. Special guests included former DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart and her husband Gene Johns, along with Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, the DEA agents depicted in the Netflix series, Narcos. This event comes at a very important time in our country as we face the ongoing opioid epidemic that touches all walks of life.