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Charmie Gholson, Julia Negron, Gretchen Burns Bergman, Denise Cullen, Joyce Rivera, Joy Strickland


Moms United to End the War on Drugs
National Steering Committee 2014


Gretchen Burns Bergman
Co-Founder & Executive Director, A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) San Diego, California gretanewpath@cox.net / www.anewpathsite.org Mission: To reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through education and  compassionate support and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies.

Julia Negron
Regional Director Los Angeles Chapter of A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) & Certified Addiction Specialist, Los Angeles, California ANewPATHLA@gmail.com / www.anewpathsite.org
Mission: To reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through education and  compassionate support and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies

Yolande Cadore
 Director, Strategic Partnerships, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY ycadore@drugpolicy.org  / www.drugpolicy.org The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

Charmie Gholson
Michigan Moms United, The Midwest Cultivator, Michigan
okisay@yahoo.com / www.themidwestcultivator.com Bringing People & Business together in a growing industry.

Kathie Kane-Willis
Director, Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois kkane@roosevelt.edu / www.roosevelt.edu Mission of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy: to promote alternatives to current drug policies and serve as a forum for the open, honest and thoughtful exchange of ideas.

Joy Strickland
Chief Executive Officer, Mothers Against Teen Violence, Dallas, Texas jstrickland@matvinc.org / www.matvinc.org Mission: Information, education and advocacy for teen violence prevention, public health and public safety

Joyce Rivera
Founder & Executive Dir., St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction, Bronx, NY jrivera@sachr.org  / www.sachr.org SACHR is a culturally diverse, community-based non-profit organization  committed to reducing the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the potential for harm associated with unsafe drug use and unprotected sex in a manner that is nonjudgmental and culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Denise Angela Cullen MSW, LCSW
– Executive Director of Broken No More denisecullen@broken-no-more.org & GRASP (Grief Recovery After A Sustance Passing) Orange County & Indio,  CA www.broken-no-more.org, www.grasphelp.org. Mission: Provide support, knowledge, and an information base for those who have lost a loved one through the disease of substance use disorder/chemical dependency. Advocate replacing current, failed public policies regarding drug use.

Mom's United Partners
Andrea James Families for Justice as Healing, Boston, MA, 617-905-2026 www.justiceashealing.org Mary Ann Lemonds GRASP, St. Louis, MO, 314-330-7586 malemonds@gmail.com. Marilee Murphy Oldendahl Freeport, IL - GRASP, 815-801-9450, marileeodendahl@hotmail.com.

Elizabeth Perkins
GRASP, Newark, Delaware, 302-738-7476, Liz@martyperkins.com.

Beth Baker
Healthy Communities Initiative, South Bend, Indiana bbaker@hcisjc.org.

Sandee Burbank
Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse, Oregon,mama@mamas.org

Theresa Daniello
Ohio Medical Cannabis Act 2012, dancingmom@hotmail.com

Diane Goldstein
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), Orange County, dianegoldstein@cox.net 

Alison Holcomb
ACLU, Seattle, Washington, holcomb@aclu-wa.org, www.aclu-wa.org Our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and
liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Nsombi Lambright
Exec. Dir. ACLU of Mississippi, nlambright@aclu-ms.org, www.aclu-ms.org, Our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.www.aclu-ms.org

Claudia Little
RNP, MPH, A New PATH & Americans for Safe Access Ashland, Oregon moms@ronandclaudia.com.

Margarita McAuliffe
Texas Moms United 210-495-5669 - txmomsunited@gmail.com - website txmomsunited.org

Suzanne Riordan
Founder & Director, Families Act!  familiesact@me.com Santa Barbara, California  www.familiesact.org Mission: We strive to overcome the stigma, shame, and fear associated with mental illness, addiction, incarceration and suicide.

Karen Shain
Policy Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children San Francisco, CA karen@prisonerswithchildren.org  www.prisonerswithchildren.org LSPC is working to restore rights of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated people, release people from prison & reunify people, families and communities during and after incarceration. Guided by the vision of people in prison and of formerly-incarcerated people, working in unity with expert attorneys and policy advocates, LSPC seeks to transform the injustice of mass incarceration.

Jan Phillips Simon
Moms United representative in New Jersey, momdads2247@aol.com

Arlene Williams
greenribbonworld.com, New York, New York,ganjagrannysez@greenribbonworld.com.

Rita Lowenthal
rita.lowenthal@gmail.com 310-396-8660, 310-663-2573 cell, Los Angeles

Caroline Stewart
crstewart@ucsd.edu A New PATH President of the Board, San Diego

Barry Lessin
bless1244@yahoo.com, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gwendolyn Fields
The Advocacy Council –theadvocacycouncil@gmail.com. Oklahoma

Karen Garrison
Kgarrison@famm.org , Washington DC

Karen Plavan
karenplavan@comcast.net, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Rev. Mary Moreno Richardson
Moms & Clergy, marenscotty@cox.net. San Francisco

Denise Sumrall
– volunteer – 916-271-4548, Sacramento

Suzanne Wills
Drug Policy Reform of Texas, suzwills@swbell.net, Texas

Mary Torsch
GRASP – 443-554-6150 – 3sons4life@gmail.com, dctfoundationinc@gmail.com, Maryland




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