Dr. Paula D. Gordon is a consultant, researcher, analyst, writer, speaker, and educator. She has also served in a variety of capacities in the Federal government, including staff officer, policy analyst, and special projects director. She has an extensive background in several domestic policy arenas including drug abuse prevention and homeland security. She played a key role in the introduction of the idea and the design of the legislation that culminated in the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention in the Executive Office of the President (a precursor office to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy). Her websites at http://GordonDrugAbusePrevention.com, http://GordonPublicAdministration.com, http://GordonHumankind.com, and http://GordonHomeland.com include her articles, reports, publications, and presentations on drug abuse prevention, public administration, organizational change, emergency management and homeland security and other topics. Her doctoral dissertation, Public Administration in the Public Interest (posted at http://GordonPublicAdministration.com) focuses on complex societal problem solving and governmental change. She is based in Washington, D.C. Inquiries including, media and speaking requests can be addressed to her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 202 241 0631; and Skype: pgordon14.