Marcia Lee Taylor, M.P.P.

Chief External and Government Relations Officer

Marcia Lee Taylor oversees the organization’s relationships with government agencies, elected officials and key stakeholder groups as well as all fundraising and development efforts. She also manages the Partnership’s advocacy work and national network of parent advocates. Marcia formerly served as President and CEO at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Previously, she served as the Senior Advisor for Drug Policy and Research for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs as well as 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 legislation aimed at curbing the proliferation of methamphetamine, Ecstasy and GHB as well as drug treatment and prevention initiatives. She has also worked for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York and served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a community organizer in Baltimore.

Marcia is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, where she has served as an Adjunct Professor. She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. She and her husband Jeff are the proud parents of two daughters.