Who we are

Lookout Hill is a team of seasoned experts and innovative problem solvers who can help you target and achieve your goals for social justice and effective government.

Margaret Stix

Margaret Stix specializes in developing innovative programs, projects and advocacy strategies that advance policy and practice in workforce, economic and community development. She has thirty years of experience working with City, State and federal government as a City official, a private sector attorney and as an advocate with nonprofit organizations.

Her advocacy work has included building city and statewide coalitions; meeting with legislators and their staffs in New York City, Albany and Washington; drafting legislation; organizing public hearings and forums to heighten awareness of issues; and writing public policy reports, press releases, policy briefs and legal papers.

Stix has developed programs to link publicly-assisted economic development to workforce development and community development; reduce energy costs for residential and commercial buildings; redevelop public buildings as recreational, arts and health care facilities; and provide supportive housing to homeless families and singles.

Testimonials

"I have known Margaret for many years. I was impressed by her sound judgment on a wide variety of issues, as well as with the consistent high quality of her work. In every capacity in which she served, Margaret demonstrated wisdom, fortitude, dedication, and enthusiasm." Hon. David N. Dinkins Former Mayor of the City of New York
One would have to look far and wide to find as consummate a professional as Margaret Stix. As far as youth policy issues go in New York City, she is top of the bar. Over the decade I have come to know her, I have learned that she is a person of the highest integrity and principles, a fierce advocate for her belief in a better New York, and she brings a terrific blend of analytical, research, and writing skills that have made her an indispensable resource for JobsFirstNYC." Lou Miceli Executive Director, JobsFirstNYC
 
Suzanne Mattei Stix

Suzanne Mattei has over 30 years of experience in public interest law (J.D., Yale Law School) and policy. As Executive Director for Sierra Club’s New York City office, she exposed the health impacts of pollution in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack and the federal government’s failure to address them. Her research for the Office of the New York City Public Advocate helped lead to passage of New York City’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act and to the halting of an ill-advised plan to build eight giant garbage incinerators. As Regional Director for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, she supervised more than 160 employees in permitting and enforcement matters. She also served as General Counsel and Legislative Director for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and as founder and Executive Director of New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment, a healthcare consumer rights project now housed at the New York Public Interest Research Group.

Testimonials

"Few people with whom I have worked command the respect earned by Suzanne. Such respect has been earned due to the quality, clarity and persuasiveness of her research and writing. Her intelligence, candor and deep thinking are tops, and she is a skillful collaborator who is able to bring diverse people and ideas together cohesively in order to solve complex problems. Put simply, she is effective because she gets results and she is a pro in every aspect of her work." Bruce Boissonnault CEO, Niagara Health Quality Coalition
"Suzanne's research and report writing was critical to the success of our climate advocacy work in New York. She delivered top quality policy work and analysis and acted as an important media resource." Richard Brooks Campaign Coordinator, Divestment & Fossil Free USA 350.org
 
Glenn Von Nostitz

Glenn von Nostitz is widely known for in-depth research and compelling studies on public policy issues. For more than three decades, his work has helped achieve progressive change and reform.

  • His investigations led to improved treatment of sexual assault survivors in municipal hospital emergency rooms, enforcement of regulations limiting the number of continuous hours worked by hospital residents and to a crackdown on hazardous conditions in garment sweatshops.
  • His findings on hospital errors were the basis of a legal decision requiring New York State to release data on hospital adverse medical events.
  • His report on home improvement finance in low-income communities was among the first to expose widespread predatory lending.
  • His Poor Pay More for Less studies have buttressed calls by advocates to increase grocery options in low-income communities, provide low-cost banking services and end insurance redlining.

Testimonials

"Glenn von Nostitz has an uncanny ability to identify emerging public policy issues and a well-deserved reputation for unimpeachable research. He puts it all together in a way that grabs public attention and spurs solutions." Mark Green Former Commissioner, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and Public Advocate for the City of New York
 
Stanley Davis

Stanley Davis

swdavisjr@outlook.com

Stanley Davis is an accomplished publicist with more than 30 years of public relations experience in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. He served as a press secretary and speechwriter for David N. Dinkins during his tenure as Mayor and Manhattan Borough President. In this role, he served as a spokesman for the City of New York. He also served as a publicist for the American Lung Association, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Oxford Health Plans, global consultant Towers Perrin and, most recently, as Director of the Public Information Office for the MTA Long Island Rail Road.

Mr. Davis is a skilled practitioner in all facets of public relations, from writing press releases, talking points, Op-ed pieces and by-lined articles to pitching story ideas, creating strategic media plans, monitoring and tracking news coverage, managing projects and coordinating special events. He has a proven track record for getting media placements in top tier news outlets. He has also been successful in positioning his clients as thought leaders in their respective fields.

 
Tom Sahagian

Tom Sahagian

Tom Sahagian has more than 35 years of experience in energy-efficiency and affordable housing in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He served on New York City’s Green Codes Task Force and worked on energy policy matters at the city’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability (now known as the Mayor's Office of Sustainability). As Senior Program Director for Technical Services at Enterprise Community Partners, Sahagian helped owners and managers of affordable housing manage their buildings more efficiently. Before that, he served as director of the Energy Division at Power Concepts, LLC., a mechanical, electrical and engineering firm specializing in high-efficiency HVAC and cogeneration system design.

His career in green building started when he co-founded a small construction company that performed energy-efficiency retrofits. Later he served in the Office of Energy Conservation at NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) and became the agency’s Weatherization Assistance Program director.

Whether inspecting a crawl space in a South Bronx apartment building or assessing an electrical closet in a 50-story office tower, Tom understands the real-world implications of government policies and regulations. His extensive field experience informs all his program and policy work.