Nancy Wackstein

Nancy Wackstein
Executive Director
Ph. (212) 967-0322 ext. 327

Nancy Wackstein has been Executive Director of United Neighborhood Houses of New York (UNH) since 2002. UNH is the federation of the City’s 38 settlement houses and community centers. Prior to her UNH appointment, she was the Executive Director of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, a settlement house on Manhattan’s East Side, for 11 years. 

Ms. Wackstein served as Director of the Mayor’s Office on Homelessness and SRO Housing from 1990-1991 under Mayor David N. Dinkins. She was Senior Policy Advisor for Human Services in Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins’ Office from 1986-1989.

Ms. Wackstein received a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, State University of New York, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work. In 2013, Ms. Wackstein was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from her alma mater, Binghamton University.

Ms. Wackstein sits on several nonprofit Boards and has been appointed to various advisory commissions and policy task forces by a series of New York City Mayors.

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