DPNA, December 1, 2006
Board of Directors of The Drug Prevention Network of
the Americas is very proud to announce the election
of Alejandro Vassilaqui as the new President of the
Vassilaqui is a distinquished and highly respected
leader in the drug prevention field nationally and
internationally. He brings a wealth of talent
experience and wisdom to the position. DPNA is very
fortunate to have him at the helm," said Stephanie
Haynes, the immediate past President, who has led
the organization since 1994.
Vassilaqui is the
executive director of CEDRO which is the premier
research and prevention NGO in Peru . CEDRO received
The United Nations Civil Society Award in 2004. He
is a sociologist, author, frequent speaker, and drug
policy expert and advisor. He is joined by the
other newly elected officers of the board,
Vice-President Sonita Abrahams from Jamaica ,
Secretary, Dr. Jack Gilligan, USA , Treasurer Dr.
Bruce Payette, USA .
DPNA is a not for
profit corporation committed to the education and
prevention of drug abuse in the western hemisphere -
a network of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
from North and South America dedicated to the
promotion of effective demand reduction programs and
policies throughout the Americas.