Chief of Strategy and Administration
As a senior leader at JCS, Susan is responsible for strategizing and executing new initiatives, as well as overseeing the agency’s West Bay Campus in Warwick, which houses the Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence and the Shalom and Shalom II Affordable Housing complexes. In addition, she manages human resources and JCS communications, including web and social media. A key member of the development team, she also oversees the Support Corporation.
With a background in community health, advocacy, and business strategy, Susan brings a wealth of experience in navigating complex systems to meet individual and community needs. Her experience with JCS dates back to 2004, when she became a member of the Board of Trustees of JSARI. She served in that role for 12 years, including 3 years as Board President, before being named Executive Director in 2016. As Executive Director, she helped oversee the union between JSARI and JFSRI into the combined Jewish Collaborative Services.
Susan’s community work includes serving as the Secretary of the Miriam Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, the Gala Chair for the Miriam Hospital Foundation, and Chair of the Irving Sigal Memorial Golf Tournament, among other positions. She is passionate about the community and honors her parents’ legacy with service.
Prior to her work with JCS and JSARI, Susan was a founding partner in a medical claims advocacy company that helped clients in Rhode Island resolve reimbursement issues. She has a BA in sociology from Tufts University and a certificate degree in community health.