Dr. Mathylde Frontus is the Founder and Executive Director of Urban Neighborhood Services (UNS), a small multi-service agency in Southern Brooklyn that offers services in the areas of housing, employment, legal referral, financial literacy, counseling, and youth leadership. She is also the Founder and Outgoing Chair of the Coney Island Anti-Violence Collaborative– a coalition of stakeholders working to reduce gun violence in the Coney Island community.

Dr. Frontus received her PhD from the Columbia School of Social Work in May 2015, where she concentrated in Social Policy and Administration. A recipient of the CSWE Minority Fellowship Program, her dissertation was entitled “Clergy’s Perceptions of their Role in Mental Health Service Delivery: A Qualitative Examination.” She previously earned a BSW and MSW from New York University, an MA from the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University and an MTS from Harvard Divinity School.

Dr. Frontus has been recognized for her leadership at her non-profit organization by various entities such as the New York State Senate, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, Coney Island Hospital and Courier Life. Most recently, she was one of 10 national winners in November 2014 to receive the Characters Unite Award from the USA Network, c/o NBC Universal.