Meet the NCCJ Staff
Susan Feit, Executive Director
Susan Feit is executive director of The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont-Triad. Raised in the Chicago area, Susan lived in Israel for over twenty years before returning to the United States in 2004. Across two continents, Susan has dedicated her life to building inclusive, just societies. In Israel, she worked extensively with Arabs and Ethiopian Jews and co-chaired a committee to improve educational opportunities for the Ethiopian-Israeli community. She also established and chaired two affinity groups for foundations – one for funders of initiatives supporting Ethiopian-Israelis and the other for foundations working to advance Bedouin Arabs. Susan was instrumental in establishing a fund dedicated to promoting human rights in the Palestinian territories in addition to other leadership roles on national initiatives.
After moving to Greensboro, Susan consulted with foundations and organizations before taking the helm at NCCJ in 2007. She brings strategic focus and has broadened the reach of the nonprofit's nationally-recognized programs. She also serves as a vice chairman for the National Federation of Just Communities.
Ivan Canada, Senior Director
Ivan Canada is currently serving as Senior Director of Development, Communications and Strategic Partnerships. Prior to joining the NCCJ staff, he worked with Guilford Green Foundation as Interim Executive Director and Director of Special Projects.
Ivan is a leader in the Triad community, and has been awarded the Triad Business Journal’s “Forty Leaders Under 40 Award”, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s “Change Agent Award” and was recently recognized by Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and Emerging Practitioners of Philanthropy (EPIP). He currently is serving on the National Board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) as Secretary, a community board member of the S.J. Edwards Foundation, a local family foundation, and a member of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Board of Visitors, and has served on numerous other boards and committees over the past ten years.
Alison Jones, Director of Adminstration
Alison Jones took over as NCCJ’s office manager and executive assistant
in 2008. Alison brings extensive administrative experience. She holds
a BS in Political Science and Justice and Policy Studies from Guilford College, and she has completed courses in nonprofit management and fundraising
at Alamance Community College.
After college, Alison set her sights at first on law school and Constitutional Law,
then realized that
she would rather be involved hands-on in the community. Her rich volunteer experience includes
work with the Greensboro Jaycees, North Carolina’s Junior Miss scholarship program, Delancy Street and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Tanaya Suddreth, Development Coordinator
Tanaya Suddreth is the Development Coordinator for NCCJ. Graduating from UNCG in August 2013 with a Master’s degree in Public Affairs--Nonprofit Management concentration, Tanaya brings experience in fundraising and development from her time working with various Triad nonprofit organizations including After Gateway Inc., Cemala Foundation, and the United Way of Greater Greensboro. Tanaya is driven by her passion for helping others. She has worked in the human service field for 5 years providing mentoring to at risk youth, as well as serving individuals with developmental disabilities.