FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tom Riley / Brian Blake (202) 3956618
April 22, 2002
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ONDCP
CONFIRMED BY U.S. SENATE
MARY ANN SOLBERG TO BRING HER COMMUNITY COALITION AND DRUG PREVENTION
EXPERTISE TO DRUG CZAR'S OFFICE
(Washington, D.C.)Today the United States Senate confirmed Mary Ann
Solberg as Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
Mrs. Solberg's extensive experience working with community anti-drug coalitions
at the grassroots level will greatly benefit ONDCP's efforts to reduce drug
use in America.
John P. Walters, the Director of National Drug Control Policy, said, "Over
the course of her career, Mary Ann Solberg has been a leading innovator in
the community drug-prevention movement. Her advocacy has had a positive impact
on tens of thousands of young people. Mary Ann's expertise and experience will
be a tremendous asset in our efforts to reduce substance abuse."
Prior to joining ONDCP, Mrs. Solberg served in Michigan as the Executive Director
of both the Troy Community Coalition for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol
Abuse and the Coalition of Healthy Communities. Her expertise is solicited
by community coalitions all across the United States. She travels extensively
as a lecturer and consultant helping communities form prevention coalitions
and providing technical assistance to community partnerships and coalitions.
She also serves as an advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services'
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and as a member of the Board of Directors
of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.