Deborah McLean Leow '92 is an associate director for CSAP's Northeast CAPT. McLean Leow is responsible for the overall management of technical assistance and training services delivered to CAPT clients. She was recently featured by the Health and Human Development Program of the Education Development Center (Newton, Mass.) for her work to help substance-abuse prevention workers in 11 states work more effectively with racial and ethnic minorities and new immigrants.
McLean Leow earned her M.S.W. from Syracuse University and her B.A. in sociology from William Smith. Prior to her work with EDC, Ms. McLean Leow served as special assistant to the vice president of student affairs at Syracuse University where she coordinated a federally-funded program geared at implementing effective approaches to substance abuse prevention. She was instrumental in developing a comprehensive program including a university-wide policy to address alcohol and drug abuse, a referral and intervention program for students-at-risk, and a campus-community coalition. During her six years at Syracuse, Ms. McLean Leow coordinated a campus-wide, peer-based HIV/AIDS prevention program, conducted HIV/AIDS testing counseling, and was a research associate in the Department of Psychology where she coordinated a community-based HIV/AIDS prevention research project with socially/economically disadvantaged women.