As Manager, Stakeholder Relations, Sundin is responsible for implementing the Lab's community involvement and engagement programs; developing and cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders, including government representatives, industry, community organizations, and other internal and external groups; and managing the Lab's emergency public information and environmental community relations functions.
Sundin, who joined the Lab in 2008 as principal community relations specialist, also serves as liaison to the Laboratory's Community Advisory Council (CAC), a responsibility she's held since 2010. The CAC meets monthly to advise the Brookhaven Lab Director on Lab-related issues that are important or of interest to the community. The group is comprised of 26 member groups representing business, civic, education, employee, community, and environment and health organizations.
Sundin earned a B.A. in liberal studies from Southampton College, and her M.B.A. in public management from Dowling College. Before coming to Brookhaven, Sundin served as the Town of Islip's Deputy Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs from 2006-08. Prior to that, she worked as executive director of Keep Islip Clean, a not-for-profit litter-prevention community organization, from 1998-2006.
Sundin has earned numerous awards for her work, including the New York State Senate Woman of Distinction Award, Suffolk County Red Cross Community Service Award, Keep America Beautiful's National Outstanding Sponsorship Award, and National Learning for Life Accreditation Award.