PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
PH: 703.836.6100, Ext. 112
Gary Tennis serves as NAMSDL’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Gary specializes in drafting and developing treatment, intervention, and prevention model laws, policies, guidelines and strategies. He serves as a liaison with Congress, federal agencies and national organizations on behalf of NAMSDL. A Pennsylvania prosecutor for more than 35 years, Gary recently served for several years as the Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Gary is also a co-founder of NAMSDL.
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
PH: 703.836.6100, Ext 118
Kevin Smith serves as NAMSDL’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy CEO). Kevin assists the CEO with daily management of financial, administrative and personnel operations, and the daily management of NAMSDL’s website, webinars and other telecommunications tools. Additionally, he is the primary point of contact for NAMSDL’s initiatives involving law enforcement, criminal justice, military, veteran’s and information management issues.
Kevin has served with NAMSDL for more than 15 years in various roles. Prior to joining NAMSDL, Kevin has more than 30 years of experience in operations and drug and alcohol work with law enforcement agencies, multijurisdictional task forces, state and local policymakers, federal agencies and communities. He has had the opportunity to assist stakeholders in many aspects of the drug and alcohol arena, including policy development, diversion control, prevention and treatment.
MANAGING LEGISLATIVE ATTORNEY
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Chad serves as a Managing Legislative Attorney providing grant and project management services for NAMSDL, and focusing on research and analysis of prescription drug monitoring (PMP) and prescribing practice laws and policies. He also provides technical assistance and drafts model legislation. Previously, Chad served as the Managing Director of the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and Wisconsin Controlled Substances Board where he coordinated the development, operation and enhancement of the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
SENIOR LEGISLATIVE ATTORNEY
PH: 703.836.6100, Ext. 100
Jonathan performs research and comparative analysis of states' drug and alcohol laws, regulations and policies. Among his areas of specialty are criminal justice and health care issues involving alcohol.
PH: 703.836.6100, Ext. 117
Jennifer manages NAMSDL’s information retrieval, storage and dissemination systems to maintain and promote the organization as a drug and alcohol legislative and policy resource center. She is responsible for NAMSDL’s website, extranet, databases and assists with the Technical Assistance process.
PH: 703.836.6100, Ext. 114
Tammy is the Administrative Assistant and supports NAMSDL by managing the administrative workflow, which entails establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other staff, outside agencies, organizations, vendors and the general public. Tammy also assists to ensure operations adhere to policies and regulations, and keeps current with all organizational changes and business developments.