With a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector, Susan (she/her/hers) has been leading the Social Innovation Forum for over 10 years and helping to grow SIF into a well-recognized and highly respected program. Originally, Susan led this work as a program of Root Cause, and in 2015 she co-led the spin-off of the program into an independent organization. In the newly formed entity, Susan works with investors (individuals and foundations) and nonprofit and for-profit social entrepreneurs to accelerate solutions to critical social problems. Susan thoroughly enjoys building community and connecting people, and her vision is to build a powerful network where funders and practitioners work together toward social change. Through her work, Susan has shown that social impact and social change do happen from creating purposeful, mission-focused communities.
Among other experiences, Susan was Executive Director of the National Conference for Community and Justice's (NCCJ) Boston office, which grew threefold under her leadership. She has participated on many local boards, including serving as past chair of Congregation Beth El's Tzedkah Hevra group, and as a 10-year founding member of the Watertown Community Foundation’s Board of Directors.