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Capital District YMCA Welcomes Susan Perkins as Director of Youth Development

Perkins will lead relationships with school districts, universities, and government officials.

Susan Perkins HeadshotALBANY, NY — The Capital District YMCA is pleased welcome Susan Perkins as the Director of Youth Development.

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, Association Advancement, Perkins will ensure exceptional programs and services that support the priority area of Youth Development – the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical processes that all youth uniquely experience from birth to career.

Perkins will build and maintain strategic collaborations with school districts, universities, and government officials. She will work in collaboration with the advancement team to develop coordinated approaches for financial development, healthy living, community development, membership, marketing, communications, corporate wellness, and special events.

Prior to joining the Capital District YMCA, Perkins was the CEO and Founder of ColPer Research, Inc, and the Director of Programs and Services at the State University of New York System Administration.

Perkins has provided consultant support for program development, writing projects and career planning. She has worked with clients including Capital Dental Care General Dentistry, Hudson Valley Community College, ITT-Technical Institute, Macedonia Church, The Community Builders, Union College, United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Women’s and Children’s Homeless Shelter of Upstate NY and You Inc. Wealth Management Services.

Prior to joining the State University of New York System Administration, Perkins held positions on numerous board and committees, worked at the New York State Department of Labor, and the City School District of Albany, NY.

Perkins holds a M.S. in Special Education and Pd.D. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University at Albany.