Jessica Gleason, JD

Deputy Director

As Deputy Director, Jessica Gleason, JD, assists the Executive Director in managing and leading the association. She acts as Chief of Staff and oversees the day to day operations and activities of the operations, communications, marketing, training, and professional development departments. In addition, Gleason assists the Executive Director in managing NAADAC’s government relations activities, strategic partnerships, grant writing and programming, and other special projects.

Gleason joined NAADAC in October 2013 and was Director of Communications from January 2014 to November 2018. Prior to her time at NAADAC, Gleason owned a successful law practice and worked in international public health. Gleason holds a Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Amherst, MA.

Gleason lives in and works remotely from Boston, MA; she travels to Washington, D.C. frequently.