NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced today that Jeffrey B. Lane has been elected to its board of directors.
Jeffrey B. Lane was Chief Executive Officer of Modern Bank from July 2008 until November 2010. Prior to joining Modern Bank Mr. Lane was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bear Stearns Asset Management.
Mr. Lane has served as Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers, a member of the Office of the Chairman, Co-Chairman of Lehman Brothers Asset Management and Alternatives Division, and Chairman and CEO of Neuberger Berman Inc. (NBI), as well as a member of NBI's Executive Management Committee. Mr. Lane was previously with Travelers Group as Vice Chairman working closely with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in the management of the company's various administrative functions and operating units.
"We are honored to have Jeffrey Lane join our board of directors. In these difficult economic times, Jeffrey's outstanding leadership and business acumen will strengthen CASA's work immensely and help shape our future," said Joseph A. Califano, Jr., CASA's Chairman and Founder. "Jeffrey understands and appreciates the importance of combating substance abuse and addiction to protect our children and strengthen our society."
"Addiction affects all of us. No one is immune to the ravages of this disease, whether through watching the struggles of a family member, friend or co-worker," said Mr. Lane. "I am honored to join such a distinguished board, one that is working hard to ensure a healthy future for all Americans."
Mr. Lane is a graduate of New York University and holds an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is a Director of the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System. He is also a Director of Willis Group Holdings.
CASA is the only national organization that brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances—alcohol, nicotine, illegal, prescription and performance enhancing drugs—in all sectors of society. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., CASA and its staff of some 60 professionals aim to inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their lives, find out what works in prevention and treatment of this disease, and remove the stigma of substance abuse and replace shame and despair with hope.
CASA has issued 73 reports and white papers, published three books, conducted demonstration programs focused on children, families and schools in 36 states and Washington, D.C., held 19 conferences, and has been evaluating drug and alcohol treatment and prevention programs to determine what works best for what individuals. CASA is the creator of the nationwide initiative Family Day—A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ – the fourth Monday in September—the 26th in 2011—that promotes parental engagement as a simple and effective way to reduce children's risk of smoking, drinking and using illegal drugs. The most recent CASA book, How To Raise a Drug Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., a practical, user-friendly book of advice and information for parents, is widely available in paperback. For more information visit www.casacolumbia.org.
*The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University is neither affiliated with, nor sponsored by, the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (also known as "CASA”) or any of its member organizations, or any other organizations with the name of "CASA".
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