Susan’s formative years took place – in part – in affordable, veteran’s housing just outside of Boston, where her Grandparents lived. Now – Susan is honored to come full-circle, bringing her talents and expertise to the housing space head-on.
As a fundraiser for nearly two decades, Susan has championed access in areas of housing, social services, education and healthcare – raising funds for leading-edge nonprofits, e.g., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Tufts Medical Center, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley.
At United Way, Susan most recently helped to launch fundraising and awareness efforts around the award-winning public / private partnership, the Community Investment Tax Credit – to build record-levels of affordable homes across the Commonwealth.
Susan graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and Spanish. After receiving a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School and admission to the Massachusetts Bar, she obtained a certificate at Tufts’ Institute for Nonprofit Practice.
At her alma mater, Susan is currently President-Elect of the Tufts Alumni Association, as well as Co-Chair of the Boston Women’s Network and Class Reunion. To create equity in education and community programs, she served on the Boston Center for Adult Education Board and is now a member of the Phi Alpha Delta International Legal Fraternity Board, as well as the Friends of Titus Sparrow Park.
"To revolutionize what it means to live, thrive, and age “in community” – through the sharing of friendships; facilities and open space; food, arts, entertainment & culture; learning, fitness, and recreation – all attuned to elder-evolving needs in a broadly-affordable setting – is – in many ways – saving the best for last."