Danielle Coon joined the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution as the Associate Director in September 2015. Danielle previously worked with a non-profit social service agency in New York City managing apartment buildings for low-income senior citizens and focused on housing issues in Ecuador with Habitat for Humanity through advocacy, education programs and by leading volunteer groups to multiple home-building worksites. Immediately prior to joining the MD-ICCCR, she was the director of Project COMMON BOND, a program of Tuesday’s Children, which connected teens who lost parents in the events of September 11, 2001 with international youth who have lost family members due to terrorism, violent extremism or war.
Previously, Danielle held the position of Resettlement Manager of the International Rescue Committee’s New York Regional office, where she provided oversight of federally funded programs delivering direct services to newly arrived refugees and asylees to ensure they received housing, employment, health services and all benefits to which they were entitled. She implemented several new programs with an emphasis on women survivors of violence and health and wellness sectors.
Danielle’s primary interests are in developing program strategy, ensuring all team members are supported, actively pursuing common goals and tracking progress on critical objectives of mandatory services, program outcomes and self-sufficiency levels of clients. Primary to all these roles is establishing strong connections with beneficiaries and operating from a strengths-based perspective.