Social Justice Strategist
Dedicated for a lifetime to equity and inclusion
Susan's experience spans diversity and inclusion, leadership development, strategic planning nonprofit management, evaluation, action research, and philanthropy.
She brings the eyes and know-how of a nonprofit executive, a foundation professional, an educator, a researcher, a Board member, a donor and a volunteer to the table.
Susan served as executive director of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad (NCCJ) and as Vice-Chair of the National Federation of Just Communities. She modernized operations at NCCJ, transforming the organization into a major community force for diversity and inclusion. Under her tenure, NCCJ experienced exponential growth in programs delivered and people served.
Prior to leading NCCJ, Susan lived in Israel for over two decades, serving as director of the Israel office of The Moriah Fund.
Working on the intersection between philanthropy, community groups, public policy and research, Feit was instrumental in increasing funding and improving services for Ethiopian and Russian-speaking Jews and Israeli Arabs.
While at Moriah, she:
Co-chaired the Israeli Ministry of Education committee to coordinate programs for Ethiopian Jews
Served as founding co-chair of an affinity group for funders of projects serving Bedouin Arabs
Led efforts to establish early childhood frameworks for over 8,000 Bedouin toddlers
Throughout her career, Susan has been an active member of numerous foundations and nonprofit Boards, Advisory Councils, and committees. She has also served on government committees at the municipal and national levels. Currently, Susan serves on the Steering Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council in Hampton Roads, the Board of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, the Advisory Board for Old Dominion University's Institute for Interfaith Understanding and Jewish Studies and on the New Israel Fund's International Advisory Council.
Susan earned her MA degree in Public Policy and Administration at Tel Aviv University in Israel and her Bachelor's Degree in Economics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Susan lives in Norfolk, Virginia with her spouse Eitan Stern. She is the proud mother of Gilad and Talya Stern.