President & CEO
Susan has over 30 years of non-profit experience and 17 years of experience as a CEO. Most recently, Susan was director of Executive and Volunteer Development for the YMCA of the USA, with responsibility for educating and training the executive and volunteer leaders of the nation’s 2,600 YMCAs. Susan was formerly President and CEO of the Greater Providence YMCA, where she served for 12 years. While there, she led the first successful capital campaign in two decades and oversaw 200 percent growth as well as 88 percent growth in program and membership. Susan has held other key leadership roles, having served on the boards of the United Way, Leadership Rhode Island, Leadership Broward, the Junior League, University Club and in particular, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, where Rittscher worked to make the mission of the organization, “to advance equity and social justice for women and girls,” a reality. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Service Leadership and Management from Springfield College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from California State University, Chico.