Monarch Housing Associates, which has been a member of Network since 1989, congratulated Staci on her new role with the Network. Richard Brown, Monarch’s CEO said:
“This is good news for Staci but even better news for all New Jersyans! Staci will build on the successful leadership of Diane Sterner and ensure the Network continues to tirelessly support the creation of housing choices, economic opportunities and vibrant communities for low- and moderate-income families.”
Staci will begin the new position on April 8, 2013.
Staci has served as the Network’s Director of Policy and Advocacy since 2005. In that time, she has been responsible for spearheading their policy work, helping to improve the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit program, adopting the nationally-recognized legislation A.500, developing solutions to the foreclosure crisis and fighting to preserve the state’s fair housing policies and programs.
She led the Network’s efforts to develop and implement the Network’s “Advocacy Team” (A-Team) concept to strengthen and enhance the Network’s visibility on policy issues. In these and other efforts, Staci has been thoroughly engaged in all of the Network’s initiatives.
Prior to joining the Network, Staci worked for nine years with New Jersey Citizen Action where she went from being an organizer to the Political and Legislative Director. As the Political and Legislative Director, she devised and implemented political, legislative, and electoral strategy for the state’s largest non-profit, non-partisan independent watchdog coalition. She received her Masters in Public Affairs and Politics from Rutgers University in 2004.
Staci worked as a labor organizer with the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute and the Health Professionals and Allied Employees/AFT/AFL-CIO. Staci graduated from Livingston College at Rutgers University, where she led student organizations working for affordable higher education in the Garden State.
Under the direction of its founding Executive Director Diane Sterner, the Network has evolved from a small organization of 34 members into a statewide association of over 250 non-profit housing and community development corporations, individuals, professional organizations, and prominent New Jersey corporations.
Since it’s founding in 1989, the Network has worked tirelessly to support the creation of housing choices, economic opportunities and vibrant communities for low- and moderate-income New Jerseyans.