Mariel Risner Sivley
Director of Housing, St. Vincent de Paul
Mariel Risner Sivley, Esq., is Director of Housing at St. Vincent de Paul Georgia. At SVdP Georgia, Mariel engages new opportunities for strategic partnerships and manages and expands housing and homelessness programs. She is also involved with SVdP GA’s affordable housing development project in Lakewood Heights in South Fulton County, which is in the predevelopment phase. Mariel recently joined the Board of the Georgia Supportive Housing Association (GSHA) after serving as Executive Director since 2016. In this role, Mariel co-developed the statewide HousingFirst Georgia coalition of partner organizations and individuals to address and elevate issues relevant to supportive housing. She also developed training on the development of supportive housing in Georgia. She started her career as an attorney with the Georgia Law Center for the Homeless and was the co-recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the Atlanta Bar Association in 2012. She served as an Adjunct Professor for the Externship Program in the area of Public Interest Law at Emory University School of Law and as the volunteer coordinator for the Atlanta Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. She is a graduate of Emory University and the Georgia State University College of Law.