President and Chief Executive Officer, Easter Seals Florida
Chairman, Easter Seals Affiliate Leadership Network (ALN)
Susan Ventura, President and Chief Executive Officer at Easter Seals Florida, has worked for over 29 years at Easter Seals Florida. As CEO, she is responsible to ensure programs are responsive to families and their needs. Ventura’s training began in college; upon graduation she received her Certified Rehabilitation Counseling credential, as well as designation as a sign language interpreter. Ventura was honored in 2010 as being one of the top Women-Led Businesses in Florida and is a graduate of the Florida International University’s Leading Decisions leadership development program. In 2013 Ventura was nominated as a Woman of Distinction in Central Florida, and in 2016 Easter Seals Florida was honored as an outstanding nonprofit in Tampa Bay. Ventura earned a Master of Science Degree from Florida State University in Rehabilitation Counseling.
An active member of Easter Seals Affiliate Leadership Network (ALN), Ms. Ventura recently served as ALN liaison to various board committees. Appointed in January 2015 as ALN chairman, Ms. Ventura will lead ALN for two years and serve as a member of the Easter Seals National Board of Directors. Ms. Ventura has also been appointed to Easter Seals National workgroups on Brand Renaissance, Unified Fundraising Team and assists with new CEO orientation and is a spokesperson for the national campaign for early identification of developmental delays and early intervention, Make the First Five Count.