Susan Friedland was recently named SAHA’s Chief Executive Officer after having served as its 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 for Enterprise's Community Leadership Committee and for California Housing Consortium. She supports her local community as Chair of the Albany Music Fund and formerly as a Planning Commissioner.