NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse announced today that Caroline Netchvolodoff, vice president, education, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), has been elected to its board of directors.
"We are thrilled to welcome Cary to our board of directors," said Samuel A. Ball, PhD, president and CEO of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. "Cary's rich professional experience and deep interest in advancing our mission make her a wonderful addition to our esteemed board of directors."
Netchvolodoff currently directs CFR's Campus Initiative, which is designed to help build global literacy among high school and college students. She previously oversaw the development and launch of the organization's Council of Councils, a program that connects leading foreign policy institutions from 23 countries, roughly mirroring the G20.
"I've seen first-hand how substance abuse affects families, and am determined to make a difference in the prevention and treatment of this destructive disease," said Netchvolodoff. "I am particularly interested, given shifting attitudes around the legalization of marijuana, in raising awareness of the effect THC has on developing adolescent brains."
Netchvolodoff joined CFR in 2010 as senior adviser to the president for strategic planning. Prior to joining CFR, Netchvolodoff was a senior vice president at the consulting group Robinson Lake Sawyer Miller, where she developed research-based strategic communications, crisis management and marketing advice for multinational corporations including Morgan Stanley, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sotheby's, American Airlines and Time Warner.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
About The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
We are a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., our interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. We conduct and synthesize research, inform and guide the public, evaluate and improve health care, and analyze and recommend policies on substance use and addiction. For more information, visit www.centeronaddiction.org.
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