For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 6, 2001
President to Nominate Barthwell to Drug Control Policy Office
President Bush to Nominate Barthwell to be Deputy Director for Demand Reduction of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate Dr. Andrea G. Barthwell to be Deputy Director for Demand Reduction of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Dr. Barthwell is presently the Executive Vice President of the Human Resources Development Group, the President of Encounter Medical Group and the President and CEO of BRASS Foundation, an addiction and treatment Center in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, she is the President of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a member of the board of the American Methadone Treatment Association. Barthwell has served on a variety of community and professional boards and committees including the National Advisory Board of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, the Federal Drug Administration's Drug Abuse Advisory Committee, the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse's AIDS Committee and the National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council. Barthwell is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut and received her Medical Degree from the University of Michigan.