Susan Stern, a community activist and political advocate in New York and nationally, is the Past Chair of the Board of the UJA-Federation of New York, serves on the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, is the immediate past Vice-Chair of The Jewish Federations of North America and created the International Lion of Judah Conference. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.