The 2010 RRF Board of Directors includes:
is the principal and founder of THE CURIE GROUP, LLC, a management and consulting firm working with leaders in the healthcare field, particularly mental health (MH) and substance use(SU) to facilitate the transformation of services and to attain positive outcomes in the lives of people worldwide. Curie's professional experience spans 30 years in the MH and SU fields. He was nominated by the President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to head the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from 2001 to 2006. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the Nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment and mental health services, including The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, the Strategic Prevention Framework for substance use prevention, Access to Recovery, National Outcome Measures, and work with post-conflict and war-torn countries MH and SU systems. From 1995 to 2001, Curie was appointed by PA Governor Ridge as Deputy Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and implemented a nationally recognized MH and drug and alcohol Medicaid managed care program and a policy to reduce and eliminate the use of seclusion and restraint practices in the state hospital system which won the 2000 Innovations in American Government Award. Curie holds a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN).
is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Boston Uni-versity School of Public Health. He also serves as Director of Research and Program Development for Outside The Classroom, Inc., an alcohol online education company. From 1995-2004, he served as director of the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention (HEC) and, from 2000-2005, as director of the Center for College Health and Safety (CCHS), based at Education Development Center, Inc., in Newton, MA. He continues to serve as a senior advisor to both centers. Dr. DeJong is also the principal investigator for the Social Norms Marketing Research Project, a multi-year randomized trial funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the U.S. Department of Education. He is the author of over 350 monographs, book chapters, and academic papers in substance abuse prevention, health promotion, criminal justice, social psychology, and the use of media to change social norms and behaviors. In 2000 he received the College Leadership Award from the American Public Health Association (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section) and in 2008, he received the Outstanding Contribution to the Field Award from The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues. Dr. DeJong received a doctorate in social psychology from Stanford University in 1977.
is the Division Chief of Licensure, Regulation and Education for the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Liquor Control. She began her career as a Responsible Beverage Instructor for the State of Maryland. In addition to her training responsibilities, Kathie spent 8 years as a contractor for Montgomery County Health and Human Services actively working on substance abuse prevention techniques with key stakeholders and community organizations. She managed several sizable state grants, a county program of mini-grants and the substance abuse prevention network. As the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Restaurant Association in the early 90's Kathie assisted the business community with legislative issues and local policies. Kathie is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work/Psychology. She is a certified Maryland Alcohol Server Instructor, Parent educator/facilitator and a certified Maryland State Prevention Professional. She plays leadership roles on local, statewide and nationalalcohol related boards.
is Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, in Berkeley, California. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine / National Research Council Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking (2003-2003) for the National Academies of Science. He is currently a member of the National Academies of Science/National Research Council Transportation Research Board Committee on Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Transportation. His research focuses on social-psychological and environmental factors influencing drinking and other problem behaviors among adolescents and young adults. His current projects include studies of underage drinking trajectories, community alcohol policies, and alcohol availability. Dr. Grube received his AB in Psychology and Political Science from the University of California Berkeley (1971) and his MS (1975) and Ph.D. (1979) in Psychology from Washington State University.
is President of the RRF and the Principal Investigator for two National Institute of Health Small Business Innovation Research awards to translate RRF research findings into sustainable RR systems for cities and states. From 1990-2009, Krevor served as a Sr. Research Associate at the Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University where he directed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported effort to assist Attorneys General in pro-active efforts to prevent teenage access to age-restricted products (1998-2000), and a RWJF-funded evaluation of ExxonMobil's implementation of its agreement with 43 state attorneys general to reduce underagetobacco sales. He conducted a comprehensive field effectiveness study of electronic ID scanners supported by Miller Brewing Company; and he is the principal author of the Report on Best Practices for Responsible Retailing, developed as a federal Guidance Document for the Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention. From 1989 to 1998, he was the Executive Director of the Tobacco Control Resource Center in Boston, a leading national tobacco control advocacy group. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Brown University (combined 4-year BA-MA degree program) and received his doctorate from Boston University.
is a brand manager with Admiral Beverage in Albuquerque, New Mexico (formerly Joe G. Maloof Distributing) and has been in the beer / wine / spirits industry for over 14 years. He is a member of the Albuquerque RR Forum Steering Committee in New Mexico and oversees the retailer outreach and assistance for that project. He is a graduate from the University of New Mexico with a degree in political science and holds an M.B.A in business from the University of Phoenix.
is a consultant specializing in public policy and corporate social responsibility. Previously, he served as Vice President, Public Policy for Diageo North America, Inc. His responsibilities at Diageo included developing and implementing responsible drinking programs and supervising review of all U.S. marketing materials for compliance with the Diageo Marketing Code. He serves on the National Advertising Review Board of the Council of Better Business Bureaus in New York. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Responsible Hospitality Institute and the Responsible Retailing Forum. Gary began his Washington career on the staff of the U.S. Senate and was Minority Staff Director of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.