Susan Wakula, Director of Finance, Administration & Development


After successfully launching four children into adulthood and living in various cities, Susan spent several years back in her hometown in the Quad Cities helping her parents navigate their final years. With that challenging experience behind her, she landed at the Village because its mission resonated with her recent lived experience — ‘I wish my parents would’ve had a place like the Village.’

She has a rich and varied background in finance, working for financial institutions and non-profits, including religious organizations, youth services, and higher education.

Susan lives in Ukrainian Village and enjoys commuting to work on her bike, running, yoga, reading, hunting for thrift store treasures, sampling craft beer, and exploring this world-class city.