Creighton has dedicated his career to delivering life-changing services and opportunities for children and families. As CEO at Partnership to End Addiction, a national nonprofit organization, he leads a talented team dedicated to bringing an end to the addiction crisis and helping more young people live healthy, successful, addiction-free lives. With deep research expertise, the Partnership provides actionable solutions, resources and tools for parents, families and other motivated stakeholders to prevent substance misuse, treat addiction, and support recovery for our children and loved ones.
Building upon experiences and lessons learned during his 30+ years as a nonprofit executive, government official, attorney, and student-athlete, Creighton brings a point guard’s mentality to producing results through clarity of vision and teamwork. Soon after arriving at the Partnership in January 2018, Creighton successfully negotiated the merger and integration of two storied nonprofit organizations, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, substantially deepening the organization’s capacity to achieve meaningful results. In 2022, more than 20k parents benefitted from the Partnership’s personalized support and coaching, and an additional 1.5 million people sought out the organization’s evidence-based resources and tools.
Prior to the Partnership, Creighton served as Executive Director for Covenant House New York and Senior Vice President for Covenant House International; Assistant Attorney General and Director of Gang Prevention for the State of New Jersey under Governor Jon Corzine; Executive Vice President and later President for New Jersey Community Development Corporation; a civil rights attorney with the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler; and Assistant State Director for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.
Among many memorable roles and experiences, Creighton takes particular pride in his civil rights advocacy on behalf of underserved children and homeless adults; building and strengthening high-impact nonprofit organizations providing millions of dollars in services annually; founding a K-8 urban charter school; and negotiating a $100M+ redevelopment to build a state-of-the-art residence and youth center for young people experiencing homelessness in midtown Manhattan.
Creighton received his B.A. in history and political science from Rutgers University, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar and captain of the men’s basketball team, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a proud husband and father of three.