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Burn Institute Welcomes New Executive Director from Encinitas

Susan Day. Photo Courtesy: Burn Institute
Susan Day. Photo Courtesy: Burn Institute

Editor's Note: The Burn Institute released the following announcement.

The board of directors of the Burn Institute is proud to announce the arrival of its new Executive Director, Susan Day, of Encinitas. Day comes to the organization after seven years as President of Combined Health Agencies where she was instrumental in improving our community’s health by collaborating and promoting its 23 local health charities in addition to fundraising through workplace giving campaigns.

During her tenure, internal fundraising results doubled, development of two annual recognition events grew in attendance and sponsorship support and the organization was named Community Partner of the Year by BIOCOM.

“I’m honored to be part of the Burn Institute team and excited to work with the fire service, our partners at UC San Diego Regional Burn Center and the numerous corporate sponsors, foundations, donors and volunteers who value our critical educational efforts that keep our community safe and unique burn survivor programs” Day shared.

“Susan brings a wealth of nonprofit leadership and management experience to the Burn Institute.  We are excited to work with a professional like her and our key partners on the shared goal of providing the very important programs and services of the organization at an even higher level,” said Board President David Ott.

Day has over 17 years of nonprofit experience in management, fundraising, community outreach and collaboration. Commenting on her appointment, Day said “I am delighted to be joining such a fine group of volunteers and staff, who are passionately dedicated to the organization’s mission.

The Burn Institute is a local non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial counties through fire and burn prevention education, burn care research and treatment, and burn survivor support services. For more information call the Burn Institute at 858.541.2277 or visit burninstitute.org.

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