NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids welcomes Gina Samson as its new Chief Financial Officer. Samson will play an important role in shaping the financial future for the nonprofit, leading the day-to-day operations as well as overseeing accounting, human resources and IT for the Partnership.
"When looking for a new CFO, we sought a strong leader who would bring significant nonprofit financial expertise and who would thrive in a collaborative work environment, and Gina fit all those qualities," said Marcia Lee Taylor, President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. "We're excited to work with her and it's great to welcome her back to the Partnership, where she served for many years as our VP, Controller."
"It is a great feeling to be back at the Partnership. Our mission is as relevant and critical as ever and I am looking forward to working with our Board, key partners and staff on growth and new initiatives to provide information, support and resources to those who are seeking to prevent or are dealing with the effects of substance abuse," said Samson.
Most recently, Gina was the Director of Finance and Administration for Women Deliver, Inc., a global advocacy organization. She has previously held top finance positions with Comprehensive Development, Inc.; National MS Society, Southern NY Chapter; and Draft – Foote, Cone & Belding.
Gina received her B.S. in Accounting from St. John's University and an MBA in Corporate Finance from Fordham University – Graduate School of Business. She resides in Flushing, NY with her husband and two children.
About the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is dedicated to reducing substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens. We develop public education campaigns that drive awareness of teen substance abuse, and lead teen-targeted efforts that inspire young people to make positive decisions to stay healthy and avoid drugs and alcohol. On our website, drugfree.org, and through our toll-free helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE), we provide families with direct support and guidance to help them address teen substance abuse. Finally, we build healthy communities, advocating for greater access to adolescent treatment and funding for youth prevention programs. As a national nonprofit, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and are thankful to SAG-AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity. We are proud to receive a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, as well as a National Accredited Charity Seal from The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.
SOURCE The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids