Marcia Lee Taylor is the Chief Policy Officer of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction. Marcia also leads the Partnership’s Medicine Abuse Project, a communications and education campaign aimed at reducing teen initiation of prescription drug and over-the-counter cough medicine abuse by half a million.
Previously, she served as the Senior Advisor for Drug Policy and Research for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs and the Democratic Staff Director of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, working for then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. In that capacity she worked on a wide variety of drug policy bills aimed at curbing the proliferation of methamphetamine, Ecstasy and GHB as well as drug treatment, prevention and enforcement initiatives. She has also previously worked for former Secretary of Health Education and Welfare Joseph Califano at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York, and was a community organizer in inner-city Baltimore.
Marcia is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and holds a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University, where she has served as an Adjunct Professor. She and her husband Jeff are the proud parents of two daughters.