THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PATRICIA M. MCMAHON TO BE DEPUTY DIRECTOR
FOR DEMAND REDUCTION AT THE OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY
The President announced today his intent to nominate Patricia M. McMahon to be Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
Patricia M. McMahon of North Sutton, New Hampshire is currently Deputy Chief of Staff at the ONDCP and has served as acting chief of staff. Prior to serving in this post, she was regional manager for the Northeast Regional Center for Drug Free Schools and Communities. Ms. McMahon also was director for community relations for a private substance abuse and psychiatric hospital. In addition, she held the position of chief of prevention and education for the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention for the state of New Hampshire. Ms. McMahon, who has over fifteen years of experience in the field of substance abuse, prevention, education and treatment, has served on numerous professional boards and organizations such as the National Prevention Network and the New England Institute on Addiction Studies. She has a master's degree in the management of substance abuse services from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ms. McMahon resides in Washington, D.C.
The ONDCP was established in 1988 and is organized within the Executive Office of the President. The ONDCP is authorized to develop and coordinate the policies, goals, and objectives of the nation's drug control program for reducing the use of illicit drugs. The ONDCP engages in activities that meet the requirements of its authorization and represents the values and commitments of the President and its Director.