Henry Lozano, Director of USA Freedom Corps www.usafreedomcorps.gov
Henry C. Lozano was named Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of USA Freedom Corps on September 11, 2007. As Director of USA Freedom Corps, Mr. Lozano is charged with implementing President Bush's vision for volunteerism and service in America. Echoing the President's Call to Service, which launched the initiative in his 2002 State of the Union, Mr. Lozano is working to promote and expand opportunities for Americans looking to service causes greater than themselves.
Recognized as a leader for his outstanding service to our nation, Mr. Lozano has worked to ensure Americans understand the value of volunteerism. Throughout his career, Mr. Lozano has championed causes, particularly those related to substance abuse prevention and recovery programs, at the local, national, and international level.
Prior to his tenure as Director of USA Freedom Corps, Mr. Lozano was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate to serve on the board of directors for the Corporation for National and Community Service from 2003 to 2007. He was also appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Advisory Commission on Drug-free Communities in 1998 and appointed as Co-Chair of the Commission by President George W. Bush in 2001. In 2005, Mr. Lozano was awarded the President's Call to Service Award in recognition of his lifetime of service.
From 1996 to 2007, Mr. Lozano served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Californians for Drug-free Youth, a non-profit organization working to bring parents, youth, schools and communities together to create and support safe and healthy communities. Under Mr. Lozano's leadership, President George H.W. Bush named the Santa Ynez Valley Network for Drug-free Youth, Inc. one of the top ten drug prevention coalitions in the United States.
A Los Angeles native, Mr. Lozano resides with his wife Paulette in Gaithersburg, Md.