Our Associates

Susan Sutton
Formal Education
University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Professional, Consulting and Volunteer Experience by Sector
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Healthcare
  • Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Executive Director Institutional Giving/Director Principal Gifts, Maryland
  • Baycrest Foundation, President, Toronto
  • Baycrest Health Sciences Centre, Vice President Global Institutional Advancement, Toronto
  • National Jewish Health, Associate Director Major Gifts/ Manager Foundation and Corporate Relations, Colorado
  • Denver Children’s Home, Director of External Affairs, Colorado
  • de Souza Institute, Consultant, Toronto
  • Centre County Woman’s Resource Center, Consultant and Advisor to the Board, Pennsylvania
  • Denver General Hospital Emergency Room, Volunteer Rape Crises Counselor, Colorado
Education
  • Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) Foundation, President, Toronto
  • Penn State University, Director of Development, New York Office of Regional and Leadership Gifts, Pennsylvania
Community Based Membership and Advocacy
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Chief Development Officer, Toronto
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), NAMI Research Institute, NAMI Anti-Stigma Foundation, Director of Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Center to Prevent Handgun Violence & Handgun Control Inc., Director of Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Human Rights Campaign Fund, Director of Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Aspen Institute Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII), Consultant, Washington, D.C.
  • EPOColorado, the Equal Protection Campaign, Consultant and Finance Director, Colorado
  • Equal Protection Ordinance Coalition, Consultant and Finance Director, Colorado
  • Legacy Foundation, Board Member, Washington, D.C.
  • Colorado NARAL, Board Member, Colorado
  • Colorado Association of Senior Citizens, Board Member, Colorado
  • Dames for Humanity Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Group, Founding Member, Toronto
  • Josie Heath for US Senate, Consultant and Director Political Action Committee Fund-Raising, Colorado
  • Pena for Denver, Finance Director, Colorado
  • Ben Nighthorse Campbell for Congress, Fund-Raising Director, Colorado
  • W Mitchell for Lieutenant Governor, Deputy Campaign Coordinator, Colorado
  • Stratton, Reiter, Dupree & Durante, Campaign Consultants to Presidential Candidate Gary Hart, Colorado
Arts and Culture
  • Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), Vice President Global Institutional Advancement, Toronto
  • Factory Theatre, Board Member, Toronto
Public Sector
  • Colorado Legislative Council, Colorado General Assembly, Research Analyst, Colorado
  • Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting, Fiscal Note Processor, Colorado

Susan Sutton
Principal
Susan Sutton is a seasoned C-Suite nonprofit executive with a proven track record of institutional advancement, developing and implementing fundraising campaigns and business operations to achieve multi-billion revenue goals from domestic and international clientele.
Over the course of her professional career Susan has demonstrated innovative and dynamic leadership, strategic vision and operational management expertise in a variety of settings from small grassroots to large complex, public and private, academic, research and patient care institutions as well as national advocacy and membership organizations, with domestic and international audiences. More than half of her career was spent with three iconic institutions, the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (now National Jewish Health), Penn State University and Johns Hopkins University, each recognized internationally for their areas of expertise, as well as best practices in institutional advancement.
Most relevant to the consulting space is her experience serving in a leadership capacity, building and implementing robust, sustainable and seamless continuums of development and alumni relations activity through direct marketing, annual fund, foundation and corporate, major, principal and planned gifts programs, and planning, developing and implementing organizational structure and all operational matters for a range of campaigns, the largest and most significant, the $2B campaign for Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Susan has proven to be adept at developing fully integrated business plans and cases for support, establishing goals and high performance metrics, managing human resources, communications, government relations, stewardship and advancement services, including budget preparation, financial tracking and the management of multimillion dollar endowments. Susan’s ability to build teams, with a commitment to excellence and diversity and train, mentor, manage and lead senior staff, is a recognized area of strength, which has led to outstanding team performance.
Throughout Susan’s professional experiences, she has partnered with and engaged top institutional and volunteer leadership, faculty, physicians, researchers and scientists to apply innovative, incisive strategy and creativity to identify, vet, cultivate and solicit a range of donors and to identify key fundraising priorities and the next “big idea” to transform the institution. Susan has a personal track record identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing gifts from principal and transformational donors, including the donor who made the largest single cash contribution in the history of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
In many instances Susan’s role was to enhance existing institutional advancement programs and in doing so, she developed a clear appreciation for, and understanding of the role of culture in change management, and the imperative to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders. Susan has successfully negotiated the complexity of institutions and has represented their vast body of work to grateful patients and alumni, prospects, donors and stakeholders, locally, nationally and internationally, now having lived, worked or traveled in over 80 countries.
Formal Education
University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Professional, Consulting and Volunteer Experience by Sector
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Healthcare
  • Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Executive Director Institutional Giving/Director Principal Gifts, Maryland
  • Baycrest Foundation, President, Toronto
  • Baycrest Health Sciences Centre, Vice President Global Institutional Advancement, Toronto
  • National Jewish Health, Associate Director Major Gifts/ Manager Foundation and Corporate Relations, Colorado
  • Denver Children’s Home, Director of External Affairs, Colorado
  • de Souza Institute, Consultant, Toronto
  • Centre County Woman’s Resource Center, Consultant and Advisor to the Board, Pennsylvania
  • Denver General Hospital Emergency Room, Volunteer Rape Crises Counselor, Colorado
Education
  • Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) Foundation, President, Toronto
  • Penn State University, Director of Development, New York Office of Regional and Leadership Gifts, Pennsylvania
Community Based Membership and Advocacy
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Chief Development Officer, Toronto
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), NAMI Research Institute, NAMI Anti-Stigma Foundation, Director of Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Center to Prevent Handgun Violence & Handgun Control Inc., Director of Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Human Rights Campaign Fund, Director of Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Aspen Institute Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII), Consultant, Washington, D.C.
  • EPOColorado, the Equal Protection Campaign, Consultant and Finance Director, Colorado
  • Equal Protection Ordinance Coalition, Consultant and Finance Director, Colorado
  • Legacy Foundation, Board Member, Washington, D.C.
  • Colorado NARAL, Board Member, Colorado
  • Colorado Association of Senior Citizens, Board Member, Colorado
  • Dames for Humanity Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Group, Founding Member, Toronto
  • Josie Heath for US Senate, Consultant and Director Political Action Committee Fund-Raising, Colorado
  • Pena for Denver, Finance Director, Colorado
  • Ben Nighthorse Campbell for Congress, Fund-Raising Director, Colorado
  • W Mitchell for Lieutenant Governor, Deputy Campaign Coordinator, Colorado
  • Stratton, Reiter, Dupree & Durante, Campaign Consultants to Presidential Candidate Gary Hart, Colorado
Arts and Culture
  • Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), Vice President Global Institutional Advancement, Toronto
  • Factory Theatre, Board Member, Toronto
Public Sector
  • Colorado Legislative Council, Colorado General Assembly, Research Analyst, Colorado
  • Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting, Fiscal Note Processor, Colorado


Georgina Steinsky
Formal Education
University of Toronto, Master of Arts, History
Professional, Consulting and Volunteer Experience by Sector
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Private Sector
  • Bata Shoe Organization, Senior Human Resource Officer, Toronto
  • Bata Shoe Organization, Chief Country Negotiator and Country Director General Operations , Czech Republic
  • Manulife Financial, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Public Affairs, Toronto
  • Bell Canada , Chief Human Resource Officer, Montreal
  • CGI, Consultant, Toronto
  • IBM Canada Advisory Board, Board Member, Toronto
  • Cogeco Cable Inc, Member Board of Directors, Montreal
  • Glebe Parents’ Day Care Centre, Volunteer Founder , Ottawa
Public Sector
  • Government of Canada, Parks Canada, Historian, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Office of Native Claims, Director, Specific Claims Section, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Director General, Natural Gas Branch, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Office of Federal Provincial Relations, Privy Council Office, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Affairs, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Department of Regional and Industrial Expansion, Associate Deputy Minister, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Department of Supply and Services, Deputy Minister, Ottawa
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Consultant , Ottawa
  • Government of Ontario, Management Board, Consultant, Toronto
  • External Advisory Group on Human Resource Modernization in the Canadian Public Service , Advisory Group Member, Ottawa
  • Federal Expert Panel on the Role of Gender Analysis in the Making of Federal Policy, Chair of 3-member Expert Panel, Ottawa
  • Community Based Membership and Advocacy
    • Canadian Centre for Philanthropy/Imagine Canada , President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto
    • The Glebe Report, Volunteer co-founder and writer, Ottawa
    • Women’s Vote , Volunteer , Ottawa
    • Montreal Chamber of Commerce, Member Board of Directors, Montreal
    • Public Policy Forum, Member Board of Directors, Ottawa, 2009 Winner of the Canadian Public Policy Forum Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Policy and Management
    • Masaryk Memorial Institute, Consultant, Toronto
    • Foundation for the Advancement of Civil Society, Consultant, Czech Republic
    Healthcare
    • Baycrest Centre for the Aged, Member Board of Directors, Toronto
    • Plexxus, Member Board of Directors and one 3-year term as Chair, Toronto
    • Westpark Hospital Foundation, Member, Board of Directors , Toronto
    Education
    • Ryerson University, Member Board of Governors, Toronto
    • Masaryk University, Special Guest Lecturer in Two English Language Summer Programs, Czech Republic
    • Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), Chair, Board of Directors, Toronto
    • Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, The Munk School, University of Toronto, Executive in Residence, Toronto
    Arts and Culture
    • Arts for Children Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, Toronto
    • Bata Shoe Museum, Member Board of Directors, Toronto

Georgina Steinsky
Executive Associate
Georgina Steinsky has had a multi-faceted career within Canada and internationally as a senior executive. Her experience ranges from being a senior official and Deputy Minister in the Government of Canada, to executive positions in several major Canadian corporations, including Chief Human Resources Officer of Bell Canada. From 1990 - 95 she was an employee of the Bata Shoe Organization, where she led the project to recreate a Bata company presence in post-Communist Czech Republic. In these various capacities she has undertaken foundational work either in creating new organizations or undertaken major organizational restructuring and governance reform.
Georgina gained invaluable insights into the structure and nature of the charitable and nonprofit sector in Canada when she became Chief Executive Officer in 2004 of the-then Canadian Centre for Philanthropy which had just merged with another national nonprofit organization. From 2004 to 2008 Georgina's task was to put in place a new strategy, and organizational and governance structure for what is now Imagine Canada - a national charity which today works alongside other charitable sector organizations - and often in partnership with the private sector, governments and individuals in the community - to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our Canadian nation. Imagine Canada's work also included knowledge dissemination about best practices in the nonprofit and charitable sector, including matters related to governance.
Additionally, in parallel with other facets of her career, she has also had extensive experience as a senior volunteer in a number of charitable organizations. Since 2004 she served both as Chair and on the Board of two organizations whose creation was encouraged, and supported by the Government of Ontario: Plexus and OECM. Both are nonprofit corporations created to foster supply chain efficiencies in the Ontario Health and Education sectors respectively. During her tenure, both went from start-ups to fully functioning organizations with governance based on best practices. She is also currently a Director of the Bata Shoe Museum and of the Westpark Hospital Foundation.
Formal Education
University of Toronto, Master of Arts, History
Professional, Consulting and Volunteer Experience by Sector
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Private Sector
  • Bata Shoe Organization, Senior Human Resource Officer, Toronto
  • Bata Shoe Organization, Chief Country Negotiator and Country Director General Operations , Czech Republic
  • Manulife Financial, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Public Affairs, Toronto
  • Bell Canada , Chief Human Resource Officer, Montreal
  • CGI, Consultant, Toronto
  • IBM Canada Advisory Board, Board Member, Toronto
  • Cogeco Cable Inc, Member Board of Directors, Montreal
  • Glebe Parents’ Day Care Centre, Volunteer Founder , Ottawa
Public Sector
  • Government of Canada, Parks Canada, Historian, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Office of Native Claims, Director, Specific Claims Section, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Director General, Natural Gas Branch, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Office of Federal Provincial Relations, Privy Council Office, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Affairs, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Department of Regional and Industrial Expansion, Associate Deputy Minister, Ottawa
  • Government of Canada, Department of Supply and Services, Deputy Minister, Ottawa
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Consultant , Ottawa
  • Government of Ontario, Management Board, Consultant, Toronto
  • External Advisory Group on Human Resource Modernization in the Canadian Public Service , Advisory Group Member, Ottawa
  • Federal Expert Panel on the Role of Gender Analysis in the Making of Federal Policy, Chair of 3-member Expert Panel, Ottawa
  • Community Based Membership and Advocacy
    • Canadian Centre for Philanthropy/Imagine Canada , President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto
    • The Glebe Report, Volunteer co-founder and writer, Ottawa
    • Women’s Vote , Volunteer , Ottawa
    • Montreal Chamber of Commerce, Member Board of Directors, Montreal
    • Public Policy Forum, Member Board of Directors, Ottawa, 2009 Winner of the Canadian Public Policy Forum Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Policy and Management
    • Masaryk Memorial Institute, Consultant, Toronto
    • Foundation for the Advancement of Civil Society, Consultant, Czech Republic
    Healthcare
    • Baycrest Centre for the Aged, Member Board of Directors, Toronto
    • Plexxus, Member Board of Directors and one 3-year term as Chair, Toronto
    • Westpark Hospital Foundation, Member, Board of Directors , Toronto
    Education
    • Ryerson University, Member Board of Governors, Toronto
    • Masaryk University, Special Guest Lecturer in Two English Language Summer Programs, Czech Republic
    • Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), Chair, Board of Directors, Toronto
    • Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, The Munk School, University of Toronto, Executive in Residence, Toronto
    Arts and Culture
    • Arts for Children Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, Toronto
    • Bata Shoe Museum, Member Board of Directors, Toronto


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