Client List


Experiential learning design and facilitation

  • MDC, Durham NC
  • NC Rural Center’s Rural Economic Development Institute
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • Randolph County Partnership for Children
  • NC REAL Enterprises, Raleigh, NC

Collaborations, public/private partnerships, and community engagement focused on system change

  • MDC’s Partners for Postsecondary Success Initiative: Raleigh, NC and Amarillo, TX
  • MDC’s Achieving the Dream Initiative: Gallup, NM and McAllen, TX
  • NC Rural Center’s NC STEP project: Candor, NC
  • MDC’s Emergency Preparedness Demonstration Project: Hertford County, NC and Hampton, VA.
  • MDC’s Program for the Rural Carolinas: Camden/Currituck Counties, NC, Greene County, NC, and Hyde County, NC.
  • Durham’s Partnership for Children
  • Cumberland Country Partnership for Children
  • Person County Partnership for Children
  • United Way of Greater High Point

Comprehensive organizational development and strategic planning (multi-year)

  • Triangle Land Conservancy
  • North Carolina REAL Enterprises
  • NC Equity
  • Action for Children NC (formerly the Child Advocacy Institute)

Program planning and evaluation

  • NC REAL Enterprises, Raleigh, NC
  • Randolph County Partnership for Children
  • Randolph Program for the Rural Carolinas
  • North Carolina Partnership for Children, Raleigh, NC
  • North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network, Raleigh, NC
  • Office of School Readiness, Atlanta, GA
  • Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education, Chapel Hill, NC

Board and staff retreats

  • Orange County Partnership for Young Children
  • North Carolina Indian Economic Development Initiative, Raleigh, NC
  • NC Rural Economic Development Center, Raleigh, NC
  • Duke School, Durham, NC
  • NC REAL Enterprises, Raleigh, NC
  • Volunteer Center of Durham
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Raleigh, NC
  • Randolph County Partnership for Children
  • Kadampa Center, Raleigh, NC
  • Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina Action Fund, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Self-Help Credit Union, Durham, NC
  • Chatham Habitat for Humanity, Pittsboro, NC
  • North Carolina Partnership for Children, Raleigh, NC
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
  • Craven County Partnership for Children
  • Lillian’s List, Raleigh, NC
  • Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC
  • Dare Partnership for Children and Youth
  • Pamlico County Partnership for Children
  • Campus Y, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Chatham County Partnership for Children
  • Rural Advancement Foundation, International, Pittsboro, NC
  • Montgomery County Partnership for Children
  • Good Work, Durham NC
  • Legal Services of NC, Raleigh, NC
  • Orange County Women’s Center
  • Women’s Health Counseling Service, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Raleigh
  • NARAL-NC, Durham, NC
  • North Carolina Low Income Housing Coalition, Raleigh, NC
  • Sunshares, Inc., Durham, NC

Please CONTACT me to discuss your project.


"My facilitation training with Susan was one of the most important professional development experiences I’ve had. I built a strong knowledge of facilitation techniques, principles of meeting and process design, and methods for coaching groups toward a common goal over time. I wouldn’t be effective at my job without these skills. Far too many meetings, conferences, and group processes have the right substance but the design and process are too flawed for it to matter. In addition to benefiting from Susan’s direct training, I learned from observing her expert facilitation and coaching in MDC’s programs. The communication skills and process techniques I learned through Susan are even helpful outside of work; I catch myself making use of them in interactions with neighbors, when I’m making complex decisions, and even in my friendships. These skills should be prioritized in professional development, but they are often overlooked and rarely invested in." Alyson Zandt, Program Manager, MDC