Announcing Our New Executive Director…

We are thrilled to welcome Susan Vogel as the new Executive Director of MRAIA. Susan started work on September 14, 2020.


Susan joins MRAIA with more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working at organizations that addressed the needs of multiple populations and service areas including  healthcare, mental health, homelessness, education and learning, and youth development.


Throughout her career, she has worked to drive organizational growth and provide operational efficiencies. She has a history of building productive partnerships and delivering meaningful results.  She is passionate about working in the intersection of community-based services and health outcomes and is eager to provide informatics solutions to new and existing partners.


Susan has an M.A. in Psychology from New York University, and a B.A. in Psychology from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  


She calls Chicago her home where she has raised two children and has lived for over 20 years.

Join us in welcoming Susan to MRAIA!

"I am excited to join the MRAIA team and our research and service community partners," noted Ms. Vogel. "Now more than ever, MRAIA's commitment to helping communities build trust and meet their data needs is crucial to transforming data into meaningful information that can lead to real results in improving lives."

"We are excited to have someone with  Susan's experience, skills, and mission-driven focus to continue to build on the momentum of MRAIA's current work and to enhance MRAIA's capacity." Dr. Abel Kho, MRAIA Board Chair.


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