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Welcome Our Newest Addition - Susan Getman, MSW


Throughout a professional career that has spanned some 50 years, Susan has lead services for children, youth and families through municipal and state government agencies, a national foundation, as well as other non-profit organizations.


Susan specializes in helping to build organizational and leadership capacity, inspiring innovation in management and team development in ways that sustain outcome excellence. Providing interim executive services, executive coaching, strategic planning, crisis management consultation, and governance development, she supports boards, volunteers and staff as they work on system, resource and partnership development often through critical transitions, to accomplish successful and sustainable outcomes. Her work with complex systems and multiple stakeholders in complex, multi-faceted situations draw from years of designing and facilitating collaborative processes. She concludes each engagement humbled by the ways in which collaborative efforts lead to sustainable, organizational transformation.


Threaded through her work is a deep and abiding commitment to advocating for racial and gender identity equity, inclusion and belonging. She is mindful of the large and small systems reforms that are desperately needed even while celebrating diversity and the strength that people’s’ identities and life experiences bring to missions of organizations and to their communities.  Susan’s personal and professional experience within the LGBTQIA+ community, finds her providing related training on such topics as intersectionality, unconscious bias, microaggressions and micro- affirmations and the impact that these can have in our daily lives. 


As none of us are just a “single story,” * Susan is also happily a mother, grandmother, family matriarch, choral singer and die-hard skier, kayaker and adventure traveler. (*With thanks to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ”The Danger of a Single Story” see TED talk and YouTube Oct 2009)


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