Mathea Falco, J.D.
Mathea Falco, J.D., is President of Drug Strategies, a non-profit research institute in Washington, D.C. established in 1992 that promotes more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems. She is a visiting Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University as well as Associate Professor of Public Health, Weill Medical College/Cornell University in New York City. The author of The Making of a Drug Free America: Programs That Work (Times Books, 1994), and numerous articles, Ms. Falco comments frequently on drug policy in the media and in public speeches across the country. Until 1993, she was Director of Health Policy, Department of Public Health, Cornell University Medical College in New York City. From 1977 to 1981, Ms. Falco was Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters. In earlier positions, she served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Juvenile Delinquency Subcommittee, Special Assistant to the President of the Drug Abuse Council, and Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Ms. Falco is a graduate of Radcliffe College and Yale Law School. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and the National Youth Law Center. She has served on the Board of Overseers of Harvard University; the Board of Trustees of Radcliffe College; the national boards of Girl Scouts, U.S.A.; Big Brothers of America; the International Women's Health Coalition; the Ploughshares Fund; and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Ms. Falco is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.