Our Board

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has been governed by volunteers since its inception. The Board of Directors is composed of seven Officers and 19 Directors, including five Life Members and two ex officio. Directors are elected for a three-year term. The Board is responsible for managing the activities, property and affairs of the Corporation.

The Board of Directors utilizes a self-perpetuating board model and is responsible for the nominating process, the election of the Board members and Officers.  

The Board is the sole governing and fiduciary body for NCADD, and as such it sets policy, develops and approves strategic plans and related resource allocation, and is responsible for the performance of the organization as a whole.  
James L. Abernathy, Chair
Chairman, The Abernathy MacGregor Group, Inc.
New York, NY
Mitchell S. Rosenthal, MD, Deputy Chair
Founder & President, Rosenthal Center for Addiction Studies
Founder, Phoenix House
New York, NY
Joyce V. Bracey, Vice Chair
Executive Director, The Council On Alcohol & Drug Abuse For Greater New Orleans
New Orleans LA
Benjamin S. Heldfond, Vice Chair
Tampa, FL
John H. Foster, Treasurer
Chairman and Managing Director, Healthpoint Capital
New York, NY
Roger Bensinger, Secretary
Chicago, IL
Andrew N. Pucher, President/CEO
New York, NY
Martha B. Baker, Life Member
Lake Leelanau, MI
Michael Ballue
Chief Strategy Officer, Behavioral Health Services
Gardena, CA
Thomas P. Beresford, MD, ex officio
Research Society on Alcoholism
Denver, CO
Sharon Burden
Executive Director, Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center
South Bend
Gregory B. Collins, MD
Pinehurst, NC
Julie M. Dostal, PhD
Executive Director, LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions
Oneonta, NY
R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, ex officio
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Cincinnati, OH
Charles J. Hamilton, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
New York, NY
Kelly Victoria Helfet
Delray Beach, FL
Elizabeth R. Kabler
New York, NY
Judi Marie Kosterman, PhD
J. Kosterman Associates
Reno, NV
Lawrence Kudlow
Kudlow & Co., LLC
Fairfield, CT
David C. Lewis, MD
Brown University
Providence, RI
Eugene D. McWilliams, Life Member
Birmingham, AL
Nicholas A. Pace, MD, Life Member
Tuckahoe, NY
Christopher B. Smithers
President, The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation, Inc.
Mill Neck, NY
Harris B. Stratyner, PhD
Regional Vice President, New York Recovery Center, Caron Foundation
New York, NY
Juliana Terian
New York, NY
Doug Tieman
President & CEO, Caron Foundation
Wernersville, PA
Evan L. Yurman
Chief Design Director, David Yurman Enterprises
New York, NY
Last modified onFriday, 31 March 2017 11:03

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