Saima Anjam

Senior Vice President

Saima Anjam is an experienced organizer and advocate who has shaped policies in New York to protect the state’s most vulnerable residents.

At the Parkside Group, Saima represents labor, environmental, civil rights, and other progressive groups seeking to create a fairer New York. On their behalf she has won passage of critical legislation to combat sexual coercion, protect New York’s environment, and improve the standard of living of working people, among other major victories. She also uses her expertise on environmental and energy policy to help companies seeking to navigate the state’s new climate law.

Prior to joining our firm, she spent more than a decade in non-profit advocacy, including serving as Senior Director of Advocacy for the New York Immigration Coalition, where she helped direct advocacy campaigns in support of driver license equity and in support of expanding funding for legal services and access to health care. Prior to joining the NYIC, she served as Director of Public Policy for the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and spent a decade shaping environmental policy at two of New York’s leading environmental organizations: Environmental Advocates of New York and the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

In recognition for her work, Saima was named to the Women’s Power 100 by City and State. She has also given back to the community through her service on the boards of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, and American Muslim Health Professionals. She also taught English as a Second Language for Literacy at New York’s Office of New Americans.

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