Susan Detwiler

President, The Detwiler Group

Customized Planning and Governance Consulting for Nonprofits

Wilmington, Delaware

Employer Experience

  • The Detwiler Group
  • Kellman Brown Academy (interim position)
  • Kristol Center for Jewish Life at University of Delaware
  • Zimmer Inc.
  • V. Mueller
Selected Board Experience

  • Delaware Fund for Women
  • Congregation Beth Emeth
  • Sojourners’ Place
  • Warsaw Day Care
  • Fort Wayne Jewish Federation

  • University of Michigan
    Graduate  School of Business

    • MBA, Policy & Control
  • State University of New York at Albany
    • BS, Business Administration
Skill Set
With extensive board, director and interim executive experience, Susan has seen how the partnership between board and senior staff is crucial to the smooth delivery of an organization’s mission. Since 2007, Susan has used this experience to help community benefit organizations envision the future, craft concrete steps to achieving it, and execute those steps through strategic planning.  She is a skilled facilitator, presenter and meeting manager, and has collegial working relationships with consultants across the spectrum of nonprofit needs, bringing their talents to her clients.  Specific expertise includes:
Strategic Planning

Vision, Mission & Values Development

Board Education

Capital Campaign Assessment & Management

Executive <-> Chair Coaching

Board Recruitment and Orientation

Board Engagement Strategies

Board & Staff Retreats

By-laws Review

Select Consulting Clients

Cathedral Choir School of Delaware

Delaware Humanities Forum

Delaware Theatre Company

Music School of Delaware


Rehoboth Art League

Rehoboth Beach Film Society

The Schwartz Center for the Arts



Albert Einstein Academy

Forum for Advancement of Minorities in Education (FAME)

Gottesman RTW Academy

Kellman Brown Academy

Lake Forest College

Montessori Works

Park East Synagogue Day School

Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE)

Politz Day School

Portland Jewish Academy

Shemesh (The Associated: Baltimore)

Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County

Striar Hebrew Academy

The Jewish Educational Center (JEC)


Congregation B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel

Congregation Beth Meyer

Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement

Delaware Fire School

Delaware Philanthropy Forum

Delta Outreach & Education Center

Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs

Jobs for Delaware Graduates

Kids Chance of America

Salisbury Zoo

St. Anthony’s of Padua



BlindSight Delaware

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

Faithful Friends Animal Shelter

Food Bank of Delaware

Gaudenzia, Inc.

Highmark BCBS

Jewish Family Services

Lodge Lane Assisted Living


TriState Bird Rescue & Research


Standards for Excellence™ Certified Consultant

Creating the Future Fellow