Susan Friedland has had the honor of serving as SAHA’s Chief Executive Officer since 2013, when Satellite Housing merged with Affordable Housing Associates, where she was the Executive Director since 2005. Previously, Susan was the Director of Housing Development with Fifth Avenue Committee, a community-based development corporation in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a Masters of City Planning degree from U.C. Berkeley and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Urban Studies from Brown University. She received the National Award for Women in Planning from the American Planning Association and was honored by the Girl Scouts for her work promoting green building. Susan was a member of the Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of National Housing Partnership and chairs the Membership Committee. She is also the board treasurer for the California Housing Consortium. She supports her local community as Chair of the Albany Music Fund and formerly as a Planning Commissioner.