Susan Wayne is presently Principal at Wayne Associates which she established in 2009. She previously served as President and CEO of Justice Resource Institute for 27 years until 2007 and then consulted for the Justice Resource Institute on Program Development until 2010. In 2002, she founded Doc Wayne Athletic League, a non-profit organization she created for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, dealing with the effects of complex trauma. Susan started the non-profit in memory of her deceased brother who passed away from leukemia. Before JRI, she served as Deputy Commissioner of DYS, DMH Area Director, and Deputy Commissioner at Massachusetts Department of Community Affairs.
She has an AB from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Social Work from Temple University’s School of Social Administration. She has served on numerous government transition teams and task forces, as well as nonprofit Boards including the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers and the Children’s League and is a past president of both organizations. She has received a number of awards recognizing her leadership in Human Services including the Bond Award of the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers and a Distinguished Alumna Award from Temple University School of Social Work. In 2016, Susan was inducted into Temple University Alumni Gallery of Success.
Susan is an active member of the Temple University College of Public Health’s Board of Visitors.