Nathaniel M. Fields, LMSW, President & CEO


Nathaniel Fields is President & CEO of the Urban Resource Institute, leading all aspects of the organization’s facilities, programs, and staff.

Mr. Fields has nearly 30 years of experience in human services organizations, a majority of which were spent in key leadership positions in the field of domestic violence. As a subject matter expert in the social services movement, Mr. Fields continues to influence the field through community leadership positions such as co-chair of the New York City Coalition of Domestic Violence Residential Service Providers, board member of the career development organization, Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers, and participation in national and international conferences.

Most recently, Mr. Fields served as Senior Vice President of the Domestic Violence Shelter Division and Hotline Programs at Safe Horizon, where he was responsible for the vision, integration and oversight of nine domestic violence shelters, three citywide 24-hour hotlines and the Project Safe program.

Previously, Mr. Fields spent 16 years at the Urban Resource Institute (URI) where he held several management positions in the administration of more than 17 facilities and 21 programs, providing social services to more than 4,000 clients. He also ran the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation’s Medically Supervised Ambulatory Drug Free Treatment Program, which helps chemically dependent populations lead productive lives free of addiction.

From 2004-2007, Mr. Fields served as an adjunct professor at Long Island University, where he taught courses on chemical dependency and mental health, using his extensive experience in the social services field to guide undergraduate- and graduate-level students pursuing careers in health and helping them link theory to practice.

Mr. Fields holds a Master of Social Work from Fordham University and is licensed to practice in New York State.