Susan Sternad-Basel (MSSA '81) was the special guest on Episode 2 of the Mandel School's podcast, Change Leaders.
Sternad-Basel's career journey from social work to the armed forces is notable—she was the former deputy chief data officer of the United States Defense Intelligence Agency. She is currently the president of S&B Solutions, LLC.
A devoted volunteer, Sternad-Basel received the Mandel School's 2021 Distinguished Service Award. One of the Dean’s Discretionary Awards, this award is not issued every year—only when there is a clear individual who shines and embodies the criteria. It is presented to a social worker for outstanding contributions to the social work profession, the community and the Mandel School.