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Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197


Susan Badger Booth
NLA Campus Executive Director

Professor Susan Badger Booth became the Campus Executive Susan Badger BoothDirector of the Eastern Michigan University Nonprofit Leadership Alliance in the Summer of 2015. She is also an EMU professor, the director of the Arts Management/Arts Administration program, and the faculty advisor to EMU’s arts-based student organization: AMP! Amplifying the Arts.

In her current role as NLA Campus Executive Director, Professor Booth works with undergraduate and graduate students as well as nonprofit professionals to advise them on opportunities in the nonprofit field and how to receive the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential. She also teaches related nonprofit and arts-based courses and conducts research on cultural organizations.

Before she joined Eastern Michigan University in 2006, Professor Booth taught for nine years at Bowling Green State University, in Ohio. She also has more than a decade of experience working in and managing arts-based nonprofits across the country.

Lisa Gavan
Graduate Assistant



NLA Advisory Board

The NLA Advisory Board supports the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance at EMU in preparing students and working professionals for careers in the nonprofit sector. Our 2017-2018 Board members are:


Cheryl Aubuchon, Faculty Member at EMU

Caryn Charter, Director of the Office of Research and Development at EMU

Mike Corbin, Consultant at Mike Corbin Consulting

Theresa Dark, Former EMU General Education Program

John Fike, Founder of Philanthropy Solutions, LLC

Bridget Healy, Director of Community Impact at United Way of Washtenaw County

Diane Hockett, Consultant

Emmanuel Jones, Executive Director, Mentor2Youth

Kim Kopka, Faculty Member at EMU

Markell Miller, MPH, Director, Community Food Programs, Food Gatherers

Barbara Niess-May, Executive Director of SafeHouse Center

Debra Polich, President and CEO of A3Arts & Artrain, Inc.

Laura Schultz Pipis, Faculty Member at EMU and Executive Director of Family Counseling and Children’s Services of Lenawee County

Morghan Williams, Youth Development and Outreach Coordinator, Corner Health Center