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Susan Pagels is a member of the Social Justice and Well-being team with the W. Haywood Burns Institute. Susan is a CPA who brings nearly a decade of experience leading finance for nonprofits and managing annual budgets of up to $126MM.  She is an experienced leader who has helped organizations achieve financial health by establishing sound financial and cash management practices; being a respected voice in decision making; and getting the most out of any budget.  As the Director of Finance, Susan supports the overall organization by coordinating with operations, programs, consultants and vendors. Susan enjoys strengthening the capacity of her colleagues through financial training and coaching support, and is thrilled to be a part of the W. Haywood Burns team. When she’s not busy crunching numbers, Susan is adventurous in her travels and enjoys hiking.