Stacey Schamber works as a Senior Program Officer with the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), providing technical assistance on the Better Peace Initiative, the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL), and issues of protection and psychosocial support. She is trained as a licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a specialty in trauma, and worked in healthcare and mental healthcare settings in the US. She has trained Social Workers internationally in Ethiopia, Lebanon, and India.
In addition, Stacey worked as a consultant on gender-based violence and manager of a protection monitoring project in Lebanon, in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. For one year she also worked with Meta-Culture, a conflict management organization based in Bangalore, India. She has consulted with Mediators Beyond Borders International on their women in mediation program. She is passionate about preventing violence that can result from social, religious, or political conflict. Ms. Schamber’s international conflict resolution experience and training enables her to foster collaborative relationships to identify root causes of conflict and to build local capacity for sustainable community development. She holds a BA from Wellesley College, and Masters in Social Work and Masters in Theological Studies from Boston University.