Nancy Edmonds Paull

Nancy PaulFor more than 20 years, Nancy Edmonds Paull ('80) has served as executive director of Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR), a growing health care and social service agency serving southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

SSTAR provides a wide range of mental health and substance abuse treatment services to people in need, and the agency partners with academic centers to conduct clinical trials and research to develop better forms of treatment.


Under Paull's leadership, the SSTAR budget has grown from $800,000 a year to $22 million, and the agency now offers 30 different programs treating those suffering from issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence, and HIV. The organization also runs a residential program for addicted pregnant women. In recent years, Paull has traveled to Egypt, China, Russia, the former Soviet states of Georgia and Armenia and is working with the United Nations Treatnet program to share best practices in drug abuse and integrated treatment in underresourced communities.

Paull has received numerous honors and awards, including the College of Arts & Sciences' Distinguished Alumna Award in 2006. She is married to Jonathan Paull and the mother of three children.