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BRIDGE Housing Names Susan J. Neufeld Vice President of Resident Programs and Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 1, 2012—Susan J. Neufeld has been named Vice President of Resident Programs and Services for BRIDGE Housing, effective October 22, 2012.

In this newly created position, Ms. Neufeld will manage the expansion of services and programs that serve residents in BRIDGE communities. BRIDGE is a leading nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing.

Ms. Neufeld most recently 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, she 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, she 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.

Ms. Neufeld 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.

“We are delighted to have Susan join the BRIDGE team,” said Cynthia A. Parker, BRIDGE President and CEO. “She brings a combination of program, evaluation and management expertise that will take our resident and community services to a new level. BRIDGE already serves more than 11,000 participants in classes and programs each year, and we can see the positive impacts on families and neighborhoods. Our aim is to reach 100,000 by 2018, and Susan’s leadership in this new position will be critical to achieving that goal.”

For more information about BRIDGE Housing, visit www.bridgehousing.com.