OSI-Baltimore congratulates Scott Nolen, director of our Drug Addiction Treatment Program, for being one of 60 people selected for the third cohort of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program. This is a national leadership development program—16 days over the course of six months—that is hosted by four Presidential Centers, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Center in College Station, TX; the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, AR; the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX; and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Center in Austin, TX.
The program will provide Scott with an opportunity to learn from former presidents and high ranking officials in their administrations as well as renowned current and former scholars from a variety of sectors, including government, education, healthcare, military, business and nonprofit, on government leadership.
As part of the program, Scott will also undertake a personal leadership project. He has chosen to focus on building grassroots understanding and support for a safe injection facility in Baltimore. This project builds on current efforts the OSI-Baltimore program is supporting, working closely with the Open Society Foundations Public Health Program’s harm reduction efforts.