Susan DeMaio

Susan De Maio joined The Guardianship Project in June 2017. Her prior nonprofit roles include leading fundraising, development, and communications efforts, as director of development at Global Justice Center, and also at Hour Children and Daytop Village Foundation. She also served as associate vice president of institutional giving at Covenant House International (CHI), where she oversaw foundation and government funding capacity-building for 21 sites, and was special regional liaison to four “Casa Alianza” sites in Latin America.

Susan’s professional and volunteer service has supported programs serving homeless and runaway teens; formerly incarcerated women and their children; women’s rights and transitional justice in Burma; Mexican immigrants; and, teenage sex workers. Also, for advocacy initiatives against human trafficking; the shackling of incarcerated women during childbirth; “social cleansing” and the murder of street children in Central America; and, the genocide of the Yazidi people by ISIS in Iraq.

In the for-profit realm, Susan has held senior management positions in regulatory compliance for financial service institutions, including vice president and advisory consultant roles at organizations such as Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC Brokerage (USA), Lebenthal & Co., Family Management Corp., Brown Brothers Harriman and Bank of Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Science from New York University.