Susan Cole

Susan Cole joined Settlement Housing Fund in 1974 and played key role as Associate Director for 37 years wearing many hats: marketing guru, asset manager and overall fountain of wisdom and humor. She has an MSW degree and a real estate broker’s license. Susan’s specialties were affirmative marketing, tenant selection, and leadership training, and she was involved with management and oversight of project development, construction and the overall operation of projects. She was also responsible for tenant selection at all Settlement Housing Fund projects as well as many privately owned projects, including “80/20” buildings. She trained home interviewers and social service staff at numerous sites, and she directed the leadership training program for the Housing Authority’s ATP (Authority Transfer Program). Susan also served as Board Chair for Project FIND for almost a decade, where her leadership and keen insights shepherded the organization through years of major transition and growth