Equity and inclusion

Suzanne has been an incredible asset to the Schusterman Fellowship team. She serves as our "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens," reviewing our agendas, presentations, applications, talking points and more to ensure that our work is inclusive of and relevant to individuals of all backgrounds. Suzanne is clear, incisive and timely, and she is a real thought partner, helping us to see our work from new and different perspectives.

         - Abby Saloma, Director of Talent and Leadership, Schusterman Family Foundation

 

Avodah hired Suzanne to guide us through a comprehensive process to take our work for racial justice to the next level. She was thoughtful and thorough in every stage of the process, from conducting research surveys and in-depth interviews with stakeholders to preparing and leading our task force, synthesizing findings and preparing materials for Avodah to take its next steps. She was amazing, smart and professional, and we're so grateful for her help.

- Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Rabbi in Residence, Avodah

 

Suzanne facilitated a session at our MLK Racial Justice Retreat that was absolutely terrific and added so much to our weekend. It gave us a way to think about major concepts in racial justice work, and a chance to process a lot of our own emotional "stuff" that can get in the way of this work. 

- Cheryl Pruce, Retreat Coordinator

 

Suzanne really has a gift for taking people through a very difficult discussion.

- Participant in Racial Justice Discussion Session

 

Strategic planning

Suzanne was a pleasure to work with. She brought creative thinking, a structured mindset, flexibility in working with me and my stakeholders and much more. She helped flag important questions that hadn't come up yet, checked in with me regularly and yet was independent. She was incredibly generous with her time and truly understood the challenges facing us. I can't recommend her highly enough!

- Abby Levine, Executive Director, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

 

Coaching

Suzanne's incisive questions helped me to get more clarity on the challenge I was facing, and she was amazing at getting to the heart of the matter in very little time.  She really listened, and worked with me to identify a path forward that made sense for me and my organization.  Suzanne uniquely balances a fiery commitment to social change with a calm, grounded and strategic approach to building and strengthening effective organizations.

- Catherine Bell, National Program Director, Keshet