Susan Stamler, returned in the fall of
2015 to assume the leadership of United Neighborhood Houses, the federation 38 settlement houses and community centers.
Susan was UNH's Director of Policy and Advocacy. In that role she supervised the policy staff, analyzed
government policies and budgets, mobilized grassroots support and lobbied on
both the State and City level to support critical services including child care, after school and youth
development programs, ESOL and legal services, mental health counseling,
education and literacy programs, and services to support older adults.
Prior to her return
to UNH, Susan was a Senior Vice President at M+R Strategic Services where she
managed a national campaign providing strategic, political and communications
support to state based juvenile justice policy reform initiatives. She was the director of
city policy for UJA-Federation of New York, coordinated political
activities to mobilize and activate pro-choice voters at Planned Parenthood
Federation of America and was one of the founders of the New York AIDS
Coalition. Susan began her career at the New York Public Interest Research
Group (NYPIRG), advocating on environmental, consumer and health issues.
Susan is a NYC
native who grew up in Queens and has
lived in Brooklyn for more than 30 years where she and her husband have raised two