Thomas McLellan, Paul Samuels & Emily Feinstein

    A. Thomas McLellan, PhD is a national expert on addiction treatment and policy. He served as deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Obama administration and has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles throughout his career as a researcher.


    Paul N. Samuels, JD is president of the Legal Action Center, a nonprofit focused on fighting discrimination, building heath equity, and restoring opportunities for people with substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS and criminal records.


    Emily Feinstein is chief operating officer of Partnership to End Addiction, a nonprofit organization that leverages advocacy, education and research to help families impacted by addiction.

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