Stephen Hanmer D'Elía

Education & Permanency Support Director, SCO Family of Services

New York, NY, USA
Cohort: Aspen Institute, Aspen, 2016

Stephen Hanmer D’Elía has more than 20 years of experience working in international and domestic child welfare programs. Stephen is currently Director at SCO Family of Services, one of the largest social welfare agencies in New York City, overseeing support to children and parents affected by Foster Care. Stephen previously led UNICEF’s global initiatives with legislative branches of government and religious communities, including the development of global guidance for over 160 country offices. Before that, Stephen served as child protection advisor for the International Rescue Committee’s programs in Burundi, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, State of Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. Stephen also worked for national and international child welfare organizations in Pakistan, India, and Brazil. Stephen graduated from Yale University with a degree in History and received his Law and Social Work degrees from Columbia University.