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Judy Cushing
President and CEO Emeritus
Lines for Life
Judy Cushing has been a leader in the substance abuse prevention field for 30 years. For the past 15 
years she has served as Chief Executive Officer of Lines for Life (formerly Oregon Partnership), Portland, Oregon,
a statewide nonprofit that she founded in 1993. Lines for Life is dedicated to substance abuse prevention and
education, and suicide and crisis intervention services. In addition to managing a 30-member staff providing
prevention education, media and public policy advocacy, coalition and parent training, treatment referral services,
and youth development, Ms. Cushing’s responsibilities include leadership development and public policy advocacy
at the state and national levels.
Ms. Cushing was a member of the National Research Council Institute of Medicine’s Committee that 
produced the landmark report, “Reducing Underage Drinking – A Collective Responsibility.” In 2003 Ms. Cushing 
was appointed by President Bush to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities. 
She also serves as an advisor to national, state, and community organizations, including the White House Office 
of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and has
served on the Executive Working Group for the Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free. She is a past member 
of national Coalition Advisory Board of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and serves on the executive 
board of the National Family Partnership. Ms. Cushing received the Tom Dargan Award from Oregon’s 
Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and is the recipient of the National Leadership Award from the 
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. In 2000 she was awarded the National Kiki Camarena Award from 
National Family Partnership for her leadership in prevention.