Director of Development
Suzie Convery joined Western Center in 2012 as Foundations Manager and has served as Director of Development since 2017. Prior to joining Western Center, Suzie had a 20-year consulting practice in development and organizational change. Her work included successful nonprofit program and capital campaigns for economic justice, art, micro-enterprise, healthcare, education and environmental organizations. She has conducted strategic planning initiatives for the Center for Integration and Improvement in Journalism, University of California Santa Cruz, and San Francisco State University, and facilitated town hall and strategy meetings for the Department of Defense on Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, California Parks and Recreation, Kaiser Permanente, UCLA Law School, and The California Endowment, among many others.
Suzie served as a Senior Affiliate for The Grove Consultants International for over a decade, and as a board member for a variety of nonprofits in California and New Mexico. She has a B.A. from College of the Holy Cross and is an alumna of the Southern California CORO Executive Fellows Program.
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