Susan Clare

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"Ms. Susan Clare has been a business consultant and lender in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Most recently she was the Executive Director of a loan fund that provides technical assistance and financing for worker-owned businesses. In this capacity, she worked with many start-up or emerging businesses. Previously she spent ten years as a lender to healthcare and higher education clients with Chemical Bank, and before that, four years as a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton in their healthcare practice. She serves as Treasurer of the board of directors of the Oxfam America Advocacy Fund. Also in connection with Oxfam she is a member of an advisory board for an endowment for COICA, a coordinating body of indigenous peoples from ten countries of the Amazon rainforest.

"She serves on the board of the ICA Group, a national not-for-profit organization that seeks to create and save jobs through the development and strengthening of employee-owned and community-based businesses. She also services on the board of the National Coalition Against Censorship and national organization devoted to defending free speech. She has an undergraduate degree in English from Barnard College and Master’s degrees in both business administration and public health from Columbia University. " [1]

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  1. Board, Fair Trade USA, accessed November 8, 2011.