"Patricia “Pat” Russo was elected chairman of The Partnership at Drugfree.org effective February 1, 2010. She is the fourth person to serve in the leadership role of this research-based, national nonprofit organization following Herb Baum (1986-1989), James E. Burke (1989-2002) and Roy J. Bostock (2002-2010).
"As Chairman, Ms. Russo leads the organization’s dynamic board of directors in its mission to help parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. She plays a vital role in outreach to the corporate and philanthropic communities, participates in briefings with major stakeholders and actively supports educational and outreach efforts with Congress and federal agencies working on drug, alcohol and addiction issues. Together with The Partnership at Drugfree.org executive team and board, she participates in setting strategic objectives and metrics for the organization." 
- Former Chief Executive Officer, Alcatel-Lucent
- Director: Alcoa, Inc.; General Motors Company;Hewlett-Packard Company; KKR Management LLC; Merck & Co., Inc.
Resources and articles
- Partnership for a Drug-Free America Board, organizational web page, accessed April 12, 2013.