Nancy Droesch and Susan S. Stepleton
As co-founder of WILLO, Nancy provides gender diversity strategy consulting, and governance and leadership development training. She is a retired audit partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she spent 33 years serving clients in a variety of sectors, including health care and nonprofits. In addition, Nancy serves as an officer on the boards of Council on Accreditation, Emmaus Homes, Inc., and First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood (MO), and on the Danforth Plant Science Center audit committee. She previously served as treasurer of the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, chair of Edgewood Children Center and Chair of Confluence St. Louis.
Susan S. Stepleton, PhD, MBA, LCSW
Susan Stepleton is retired from employment, but is an active volunteer, primarily involved with child advocacy and nonprofit management. This follows several decades as a nonprofit CEO (Parents as Teachers National Center and Great Circle/Edgewood Children’s Center) and six years as policy specialization chair at Brown School of Social Work/Washington University in St. Louis.
Susan serves as board chair of Eden Theological Seminary, vice chair of both Council on Accreditation and Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, and as a board member of MO Budget Project, in addition to a number of community advisory committees.
Nonprofit boards are tasked with overseeing the management of their organizations, but who oversees the board? While outside agencies may comment and provide feedback on board functioning, at the end of the day, boards are responsible for evaluating their own performance.