Oregon Partnership President/CEO Judy Cushing, one of the state’s top advocates for substance abuse prevention, has been appointed to serve on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Advisory Council.
The Council advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
This isn’t the first time Cushing has been call on to participate on a national level. She was a member of the National Research Council Institute of Medicine’s committee that produced the landmark report, “Reducing Underage Drinking – A Collective Responsibility” and was appointed by President George Bush to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities.
Under Cushing’s leadership, Oregon Partnership has earned a national reputation for innovative and effective prevention programs and curriculums in the field of substance abuse.