amyAmy S. Cahners

Amy’s career in non-profit consulting grew out of years of non-profit volunteer work combined with years of for-profit management experience. Amy works primarily with non-profit organizations in the areas of board governance, strategy, and operations.

Amy has dedicated time to a variety of educational and community based organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Overseers of Newton Wellesley Hospital, on the board of Brown-RISD Hillel, and as an emeritus board member of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston Community Action Partners, where she is a past board chair.  Amy has served on the governance committee of the Arsenal Center for the Arts and the Parents Committee at Lehigh University. She has held numerous leadership roles at both Belmont Day School and The Rivers School, including board member, chair of committee on trustees, capital campaign major gifts committee, and senior parents' gift committee. In addition, she was a founding member of the Bedford Family Connection and chair of the Myopia Hill Neighborhood Association.

Previously, she worked in retail executive management for Bradlees Department Stores, The Gap Stores, Abraham & Straus, as well as other major retailers.

Amy holds an A.B. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

susanSusan U. Donahue

Susan’s career in non-profit consulting also grew out of years of non-profit volunteer work coupled with a career in sales, marketing, and management. Susan works primarily with non-profits in the areas of board governance, strategy, operations, and development.

Susan is committed to supporting numerous community organizations. She currently serves on the board of the Neighborhood House Charter School, as past president of the Alumni Council of Phillips Academy Andover and on the governance committee of the Abbot Academy Association. Susan has served as board chair of The Food Project and as president of both the Abbot Academy Association and the Belmont Day School board of trustees as well as on the board of trustees of Phillips Academy. She has held a variety of leadership roles at the Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council, Belmont Day School, and Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, including chair of committee on trustees, development chair, capital campaign chair and leadership gifts committee.

Previously, she worked in the hospitality industry as a director of sales and marketing and an assistant general manager for several hotel chains including Dunfey's, Meridien, and Embassy Suites. In addition, she was an event planning consultant for Bank Boston and Fleet Boston Financial.

Susan holds a B.S. in hotel management from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire.


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