Susan A. Messina

Susan started at Iona in 2013 as Director of Development and Communications and in 2018 she became the organization’s Deputy Director. Susan has more than 25 years of management and fundraising for a wide variety of health and human service organizations. Prior to joining Iona, she was with the National Hospice Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Susan holds two master’s degrees from the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research (in social work, and law and social policy) and an additional master’s in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When not at Iona, Susan enjoys curating discussions on Facebook, reading, volunteering at her UU congregation, and spending time with her wife and their daughter.