Marcia Lee Taylor is the former President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and founder of MLT Strategies, a behavioral health consulting firm. Marcia has 30 years of public and private sector experience in the addiction field.
In her work at the Partnership, Marcia oversaw the organization’s relationships with government agencies, elected officials and key stakeholder groups, managed all fundraising and development efforts and served as a media spokesperson. She forged partnerships with Google, Meta, Walmart, and Paramount, as well as numerous pharmaceutical companies. She also created and ran the Medicine Abuse Project, a successful five-year campaign to drive down teen misuse of prescription medication, partnering with eight government agencies, fifteen corporations and more than 80 non-profit organizations.
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 bills, which were enacted into law, aimed at curbing the proliferation of methamphetamine, ecstasy and GHB as well as drug treatment, prevention and enforcement 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 in Public Policy from Georgetown University, where she has served as an Adjunct Professor. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and recently completed nine years of Board Service for the United States Anti-Doping Agency. She and her husband Jeff are the proud parents of two teenage daughters.