Liz Susla

Liz Susla

Vice President, Communications & Philanthropy

Liz Susla is the Vice President of Philanthropy and Communications at Pathway Homes. Liz coordinates communications and fundraising activities to foster a favorable public image and increase charitable support of Pathway Homes. Pathway Homes has been a leading provider of housing and support services for adults with mental illnesses in Northern Virginia, DC and Central Florida. Liz joined Pathway Homes in October of 2020 after a long career in corporate philanthropy.

Liz led a multi-million-dollar community relations program for the Fortune 50 company, Freddie Mac, which included corporate giving, employee volunteerism and philanthropic events.  Liz raised millions of dollars from Wall Street and other customers to benefit nonprofit partners in Freddie Mac’s Hoops for the Homeless.  Now that Liz has joined the nonprofit sector, she will utilize her strong background in relationship building and experience as a nonprofit funder to grow Pathway Homes’ funding, in-kind and volunteer resources.

Liz personally has a deep commitment and connection to Pathways’ mission. Liz’s Aunt Lorraine, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was homeless at times or in and out of psychiatric hospitals most of her adult life.  Thankfully, she was able to secure supportive affordable housing in New Jersey the last 10 years of her life before passing away in 2010.  Liz is honored to work for Pathway Homes because she believes that providing housing and services to those Pathways serves enables them to realize their potential and dreams like her beloved Aunt did.

In addition to Liz’s professional accomplishments, she has been active in the community and served on Shelter House’s board of directors for several years. She was also a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.  She had the unique opportunity to build a Habitat house in Belfast, Ireland with a Congressional delegation.  Liz is a graduate of the Leadership Fairfax Program, which is a 10-month curriculum designed to educate, inform and engage individuals to become agents of positive change in Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia region. She completed her bachelor’s degree in politics and Spanish from The Catholic University of America in Washington DC.