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Envision Consulting Concludes Chief Programming Officer Search For New Directions For Veterans

NewDirectionsForVeteransNovember 28, 2016

Envision Consulting, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit consulting firm, congratulates Dr. Susan Michael as the Chief Program Officer of New Directions for Veterans.

Dr. Michael has a breadth of experience working with the homeless veteran population. She has dedicated her multiple degrees to better serving this population by being an advocate and forging relationships with the Department of Mental Health and Veteran’s Association. She is well versed in clinical support, operations and has direct experience as a clinician. In her previous roles, she has been responsible for tracking outcomes for all clinical programs, manage the clinical department and implement relevant clinical-based case management processes, in addition to managing staff and administering grants.

“Susan’s extensive experience in clinical psychology especially working with the veteran population is exactly what we were looking for,” says Executive Director and CEO Yvette Kelley. “She is a great asset to have on the team and we’re excited to bring her on board.”

New President and CEO Yvette Kelley and the Board of Directors were tasked with finding an experienced and innovative CPO who could transform and strengthen New Directions for Veterans, award-winning program serving vets. They succeeded in placing Susan.

“I’m pleased to offer my skill set to New Directions,” says Dr. Michael. “Coming from an organization that serves veterans in need, I truly understand this population and commit New Directions to doing whatever it takes to get them back on their feet.”

Dr. Michael, previously with U.S. Veterans as a Clinical Director for three years, obtained her Bachelor’s and one Master’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s University, and another Master’s and her Psy.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology.

“The right Chief Program Officer for New Directions had to have a personal commitment to the veteran cause and have exceptional program development and deployment experience. Susan has all of that and more,” comments Partner Allison Fuller. “She will be a great Chief Program Officer and it was a pleasure to work with her and to place her at an organization where she can feel fulfilled making a difference.”

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