Susan Spinella Sacks, a Temple University Ambler alum, provides administrative support and managerial assistance to the Center director, Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone.
Spinella Sacks attended Temple University Ambler from 1997 to 2001 and graduated with a degree in English. She returned to Ambler specifically to pursue a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning. She received an M.S. in Community and Regional Planning in January 2004.
Spinella Sacks played a key role in the Ambler campus winning the state Department of Environmental Protection's Rush to Recycle Challenge in 2002; securing a wind power agreement with Community Energy for the campus; helping plan EarthFest each year, and planning the Ecological, Economic, Cultural, and Intellectual Implications of Sustainability conference held in 2003.
Spinella Sacks was appointed co-coordinator of EarthFest in 200, 2009, and 2010.
Prior to returning to the Ambler campus to pursue her master's degree in Community and Regional Planning, Susan spent a year as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. While in Oak Ridge, she worked with Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, (ADFAC) a small non-profit agency dedicated to improving or replacing substandard owner-occupied housing and providing limited emergency needs to the very low- and low-income families of the Appalachian counties.