DCM Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Susan Leyburn has been appointed CEO of Pennsylvania-based LifePath. The announcement comes at the close of an extensive national search conducted by our firm.
LifePath, serving individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Greater Lehigh Valley and Southeastern Pennsylvania regions, was seeking a proven leader with an established track record of successful team building, financial expertise, relationship building, and donor development in a not-for-profit human services setting.
Susan most recently served as Chief Program Officer for KidsPeace, overseeing a $127 million operating budget as well as a free-standing psychiatric hospital, foster care and community programs, outpatient clinics and residential programs in three states with a workforce of over 2,000 employees. She began her career in the field as a group home supervisor for LifePath and advanced to the role of Director during her 16-year tenure at the organization.
"Our Board is delighted to have identified Susan Leyburn as our next CEO," say Board President Kaj Karch and Search/Transition Committee Chair Mark Angeny. "Susan's long experience with LifePath and other nonprofits makes her uniquely qualified to preserve and enhance the LifePath mission. Thanks to Dennis C. Miller and DCM Associates for guiding our search process which led to a choice among many outstanding candidates. We are also thankful for the extraordinary work and leadership of Paul Coleman, as he retires from the CEO role."
"It is an honor to become the CEO of this amazing, passionate organization and to join the more than 750 talented and caring employees dedicated to the LifePath mission," Susan adds. "Dennis and his team at DCM Associates were extremely helpful, always available and very supportive during the entire process."
Please join us in congratulating Susan Leyburn and LifePath, and wishing them much success in achieving their mission.