Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic Plans Breakfast Events

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic is excited to be hosting two upcoming breakfast events in May for supporters from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan community.  These events, to be held in Arlington on May 2nd and in Manassas on May 17th, will provide a brief overview of our Arlington-based organization, giving attendees a chance to interact directly with members of the Phoenix House leadership team, including Howard Meitiner, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Debby Taylor, Senior Vice President and Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Phoenix House is honored to welcome our keynote speakers for the events.  Mr. Benjamin Tucker, Deputy Director of State, Local, and Tribal Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), will provide remarks at the Arlington event, while Mr. John Foote, Partner at Walsh, Colucci, Lubely, Emrich, and Walsh, will offer his personal and professional reflections about Phoenix House at the Manassas event.

Benjamin Tucker

Mr. Benjamin Tucker, Deputy Director of State, Local, and Tribal Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

In addition to his current ONDCP responsibilities, Mr. Tucker has over 40 years of experience in the field of law enforcement and criminal justice, leading several programs to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in New York City.  He has also become an advocate for Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic and similar programs, having visited Demeter House (our women’s residential program) in August of 2011.  There, he patiently and attentively listened to the women in our program tell their remarkable stories of recovery. His hands-on leadership approach, including visiting residential community programs like ours, is much appreciated.

Phoenix House is also grateful to welcome Mr. John Foote as the keynote speaker for the Manassas event.  Mr. Foote has over 30 years of experience as a litigator in both state and federal courts and has served as the County Attorney for Prince William County, one of the most heavily populated communities in the Washington, DC area.  Additionally, Mr. Foote has been a long-time friend of Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic, reaching out to us on numerous occasions to provide sound advice and countless hours of pro bono assistance.  We thank him for taking the time out of his busy schedule to continue his outstanding support of our work.

For more information, please contact Lauren Zapf, Development Coordinator, at or at 1 888 671 9392.

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