Heartland Alliance International Welcomes New Executive Director

We are delighted to announce that today Surita Sandosham joins the Heartland Alliance family as HAI’s new Executive Director!

Surita comes to HAI from Synergos, a global nonprofit organization that addresses poverty, where she has worked since 2004. At Synergos, Surita led efforts to build and support partnerships around the world and oversaw all of its global leadership networks. Surita has more than a decade of senior executive experience leading international human and civil rights organizations including Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Equality Now, Amnesty International USA, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Born and raised in Singapore, Surita holds a degree in history and politics from the London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies and a law degree from City University London. She is a trained barrister, admitted to Gray’s Inn (London) and has practiced law in both Singapore and New York.

Surita shared the following message: “I’ve always believed that transforming lives requires listening first – then proceeding towards solutions through collaborative means. I’m honored and excited to be joining Heartland Alliance International’s team of social justice innovators who are promoting the rights and securing the well-being of marginalized communities.