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Susan J. Neufeld, Vice President of Community Development and Programs


Ms. Neufeld joined BRIDGE in 2012 as Vice President of Resident Programs and Services, and was named Vice President of Community Development and Programs in 2015. She previously served as Assistant Executive Director for the Hope Through Housing Foundation, the resident services company created by affordable developer National CORE. At Hope Through Housing, Ms. Neufeld oversaw 44 programs and more than 75 part- and full-time program staff in California, Texas, and Arkansas. She expanded the department’s budget from $450,000 to $1.7 million in three years, and led the design and development of a robust after-school portfolio, quadrupling the programs offered and serving 4,000+ youth per year.

Previously, Ms. Neufeld served as the founding Executive Director for a startup nonprofit seeded by the Flintridge Foundation, where she managed a large collaboration of more than 25 public and private entities to strengthen programs for Pasadena youth. Ms. Neufeld has over a dozen years of research and evaluation experience, including positions with CORAL Pasadena, SRI International, First 5 Los Angeles, Black Women for Wellness, and the UCLA Early Childhood Interventions Project; she has taught courses such as research methodology, statistics and child development at CSU Fullerton, San Bernardino and Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Bethel College and an M.A. in Applied Developmental Psychology from The Claremont Graduate University, where she was also a Community Fellow.