Susan P. Brown is CASAColumbia’s Vice President, Director of Finance and Administration and Secretary-Treasurer. She is responsible for day-to-day management of the office including fiscal management, grants and contracts administration, payroll, benefits, accounts payable, library and computer systems. She also works with independent auditors who prepare annual audited financial statements and coordinates benefits with Columbia University. In addition, she acts as liaison with the Board of Directors and the Board’s Audit and Investment Committees. Prior to joining CASAColumbia in 1991, Sue was the administrator in Washington, D.C. law firms of Dewey Ballantine, Califano, Ross and Heineman, and Cohen and Uretz. She received her BS in Education from The George Washington University.
Lauren R. Duran, is CASAColumbia’s Director of Communications. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and plans to communicate CASAColumbia’s message to the world. She manages all media relations for CASAColumbia including fielding questions from journalists, alerting the media to CASAColumbia research and policy reports, arranging press conferences and writing press releases. She also oversees the creation of all CASAColumbia print, electronic and web materials. Lauren came to CASAColumbia in 2003 as communications associate, then served as special assistant to the president and became director of communications in 2006. Before coming to CASAColumbia, Lauren was a publicist for a multimillion dollar fashion corporation and worked as a television writer and producer at various media and entertainment companies. Her programming credits include a wide range of network, cable and syndicated specials and original series programming, filmed in studio and on location including PBS’ Emmy® Award Winning Reading Rainbow, the CBS Special, Martha Stewart’s Home for the Holidays: The Family Tree and Lifetime’s Intimate Portraits of Sally Field, Audrey Hepburn and Bette Davis.
Emily Feinstein, JD is CASAColumbia’s Program Director, Policy to Practice. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing tools, products and initiatives to increase public awareness about risky substance use and the disease of addiction and to translate knowledge about these health concerns into public policy and health care practice. Prior to joining CASAColumbia, Ms. Feinstein practiced health care law at a leading global law firm. She also has worked as a research/policy analyst for institutions such as President Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics, and The Hastings Center. She received her BA in bioethics from Brown University and her JD from New York University School of Law.
William H. Foster, PhD is CASAColumbia’s President and CEO. For the past four years, Dr. Foster served as Dean of Maine’s Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, where he led a successful revamping of both the school’s academic and research programs and positioning the school well to extend the Senator’s legacy of public service. He has returned to CASAColumbia where he previously served for ten years as senior vice-president and chief operating officer. Dr. Foster has served as executive director of a Congressional Commission on Social Security, chief of staff and deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor, and a policy advisor to Senator Bill Bradley. He spent 17 years on the faculty at the University of Illinois and Rutgers University. Bill holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Susan E. Foster, MSW is CASAColumbia’s Vice President and Director of Policy Research and Analysis. Ms. Foster is responsible for research and policy analysis on the impact of substance abuse on America’s systems and populations. Projects under her direction include studies of the nation's treatment system; how substance abuse affects state and local budgets, the justice system, schools and colleges, women, young people and the family; the role of religion and spirituality in prevention and treatment; the relation of substance abuse to sexual conduct, eating disorders, gambling, and violence. Prior to coming to CASAColumbia she was co-owner of a public policy consulting firm, providing advice and consultation to state and local governments, private agencies and foundations. During the Carter administration, Ms. Foster was Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, US Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She has authored publications on a broad range of public policy issues. Ms. Foster has an MSW in social policy from Rutgers University.
Aaron Hogue, PhD is CASAColumbia’s Associate Director of the Health and Treatment Research and Analysis Division. Dr. Hogue is also Consulting Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who received his BA from Columbia University and doctorate from Temple University in 1994. His research interests include the development of family-based interventions for adolescent drug use and delinquency, adherence and process research on family intervention models, and case management services for adult substance users and their families who receive public assistance.
Jeffrey B. Lane, is CASAColumbia’s Chairman of the Board. Mr. Lane has enjoyed a distinguished career in the financial field. His career includes positions as Chairman and CEO of Neuberger Berman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Shearson Lehman, and Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers and of Travelers Group. He is a graduate of New York University and holds an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Lane also serves as a director of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital System (which includes Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan) and co-chair of its investment committee and as a director of Willis Group Holdings PLC.
David Man, PhD, MLS is CASAColumbia's Library Director and Information Specialist responsible for providing library services to CASAColumbia researchers. He obtained his master's degree in library science from Columbia University's School of Library and Information Science and his PhD in linguistics from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He was recently elected as head of the national organization of substance abuse librarians known as Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists.
Kathleen B. Manning is CASAColumbia’s Director of Marketing. Kathleen is responsible for developing and overseeing creative and strategic marketing plans to increase the visibility of the CASAColumbia brand and interest and support from potential donors. Key responsibilities include marketing CASAColumbia as a national asset, CASAColumbia’s books, CASACONFERENCESSM and the CASAColumbia High Society documentary film. She manages the Family Day— Be Involved. Stay Involved.TM initiative, developing materials (e.g., PSA’s, brochures, posters) and expanding corporate partnerships. Kathleen came to CASAColumbia from the Civic Entertainment Group, a marketing and promotions firm, where she was an account director responsible for clients such as The History Channel, for whom she brokered a successful partnership with the City of New York to promote heritage tourism to NYC. Prior to that she was in charge of marketing for the Christmas Radio City Rockettes shows outside of New York City.
Jon Morgenstern, PhD is CASAColumbia's Vice President and Director of Health and Treatment Research and Analysis. He is also Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Substance Abuse Services at Columbia University Medical School. Prior to his position at Columbia, he was on the faculties of Rutgers University and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Morgenstern, a licensed psychologist in NY and NJ, is an expert in substance abuse treatment and health services research. His areas of interest include strategies to improve existing community-based substance abuse treatment. He has been called upon to serve on editorial boards, peer review committees, advisory boards and state agencies. He has been the principal investigator on numerous federal government grants from NIDA, NIMH, NIAAA, SAMHSA, CDC, and state grants from New Jersey and New York City.
Charles J. Neighbors, PhD, MBA is CASAColumbia’s Associate Director of the Health and Treatment Research and Analysis Division. He received his BA in History and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis; his MBA in Finance from Indiana University and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Neighbors came to CASAColumbia from Brown Medical School where he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a Research Fellow. Prior to that he was a Financial Analyst at Kraft-General Foods in White Plains, NY.
Linda Richter, PhD, is CASAColumbia’s Associate Director of the Policy Research and Analysis Division and a CASAColumbia Scholar. She is a social psychologist who received her BA from Brooklyn College and her doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1997. She taught psychology and research methods courses at Barnard College and Teachers College of Columbia University. Prior to coming to CASAColumbia almost 14 years ago, Linda was a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Jayaram Srinivasan, MD, MPH, CPH, is CASAColumbia’s Senior Medical Advisor. He is responsible for serving as liaison to the public health and medical communities, helping to move prevention of risky substance use and treatment of addiction into public health and medical practice, and serving as a spokesperson for CASAColumbia on risky use and addiction as public health and medical issues. Prior to joining CASAColumbia, Dr. Srinivasan served as Senior Clinical Advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and he completed his residency at Stanford University and the University of Kentucky. Dr. Srinivasan is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine with some clinical training in psychiatry.
Roger D. Vaughan, DrPH, MS is Director of CASAColumbia’s Substance Abuse Data Analysis Center (SADACSM). Dr. Vaughan is also the Associate Editor for Statistics and Evaluation of the American Journal for Public Health; Assistant Editor for Statistics, Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association; and Clinical Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Dr. Vaughan earned his master's degree in applied statistics and his doctorate in biostatistics from Columbia University. He is currently serving as a consulting biostatistician at Rockefeller University and is Director of Evaluation at Harlem Prevention Center and Harlem Children’s Zone Asthma Initiative in New York City.
Cathleen Woods-King, Esq. is CASAColumbia's General Counsel. Cathy graduated from Boston University (BA/Chemistry), Harvard Law School (JD) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. Taxation). During law school she worked part-time for smaller firms in Boston and upon graduation worked for a large New York City law firm. She went on to work as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 multinational company in Connecticut.