Sue Rusche

CEO, National Families in Action

As co-founder, president, and chief executive officer of National Families in Action (NFIA), founded in 1977, Sue Rusche has helped shape the drug prevention field. Under her direction, NFIA helped parents form drug-prevention groups throughout the United States, helped lead the volunteer parent drug-prevention movement, and helped contribute to the two-thirds reduction in past-month drug use among adolescents and young adults and the 500 percent drop in daily marijuana use among high school seniors that occurred between 1979 and 1992.