NCADD Board Member Arlene Goodstein Rosen died peacefully in her sleep in the presence of her loving family on July 21, 2015 at her home in Beverly Hills, California.
Arlene was born on April 5, 1928 in Casper, Wyoming and is the daughter of Fred Goodstein and Ida Goodstein.
She is survived by her loving Husband Freddee Towles, her daughters Tobi Travis and Linda Lorentzen, her grandchildren Phillip Haleen and Sean Haleen, and great grandchild Zamara Rose Haleen.
Arlene grew up in Casper, Wyoming and attended Stanford University where she earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees.
After the untimely death of her son Michael, Arlene devoted her life to the creation of a drug abuse treatment and after-care facility in Palm Springs, which she aptly named "Michaels House." Her zest for life, her business acumen and her ability to turn life's losses into victories powered her leadership in the drug abuse community for many years.
Arlene joined the NCADD Board in 1997 and served almost continuously since that time until her death, also serving as Vice Chair for many years. In 2014, Arlene was awarded the Marty Mann Founder's Award for her "extraordinary support of NCADD and its mission."