Most recently, Susan led College Access Now as both Executive Director and subsequently as Interim to facilitate further leadership transitions. She has lead fundraising for 10,000 Degrees, Hospice by The Bay, and The Ritter Center.
A graduate of Sonoma State University and the University of Washington, Evans School Non-profit Leadership Program, Susan is a first-generation college graduate with two adult children who attended and graduated from colleges in the Midwest. Susan has sailed from Seattle to the South Pacific, built housing in Chihuahua, Mexico, survived an extreme mountain bike race, bowled six 200+ games, remodeled two homes, chaired high school sober graduation events, and completed three triathlons.
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About Valtas Group
The Valtas Group was started in 2018 by joining together the knowledge and experience of three distinct but related organizations with a nonprofit lens.
The Founders of these organizations grew concerned about the lack of professional services in the nonprofit sector specifically addressing the leadership transition tsunami taking place. Over 50% of nonprofits will have an Executive Director, CEO, or COO Deputy Director turnover in the next five years. This lack of “bridge talent” when an organization needs it the most causes significant risk to the missions of nonprofits. Valtas Group was formed to fill this gap.
Valtas is experienced at social sector leadership for nonprofits with the talent to bridge gaps and the acumen to guide boards of directors through the maze of choices required during a leadership change. Valtas stands for a shift or change forward and our team can help your transition be successful.
Our team has walked in your shoes. We have built, run and expanded numerous nonprofits and social enterprises.
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