Charlotte, NC – June 6, 2014

Susan B. Hansell returns to North Carolina after leading an organizational turn-around for the Girl Scouts of Kentucky Wilderness Road Council, a nonprofit serving 67 eastern Kentucky counties, over 13,000 girls and 3,000 volunteers. “Becoming the next leader of A Child’s Place provides a wonderful opportunity for me to refocus my skills and passion on some of our public school system’s most vulnerable children. I know the services we provide through A Child’s Place’s teams of dedicated professionals enable our children to discover their purpose and passion for learning during a time of chaos in their lives.”

Susan’s 30 years of work experience include creating and/or leading county-wide, regional, and state-wide organizations in the Research Triangle area. Before joining the Girl Scouts in 2010, Susan was the President of Communities in Schools of Wake County. She received her BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and a law degree from NC Central University.

Originally from Baltimore, Susan’s parents and extended family still live there and she is a lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan. Susan took up horseback riding ten years ago and has fallen in love with the horses and time at the stables. When she’s not at the stables, she can be found at the gym, reading a good book, or making and seeing friends.

Mike Robinson, President of the Board of Directors of A Child’s Place, stated: “Susan brings a wealth of experience, determined results and a passion for the disadvantaged in order to continue pursuing our goal of erasing the impact of homelessness on children and their education in the greater Charlotte area. Susan is the right person to continue building on the success of our vision and strategic plan. I am excited about the future of A Child’s Place under Susan’s leadership.”

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