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Susan Dailey

March 17, 2022

Ms. Susan Dailey, a resident at The Village at Orchard Ridge from its inception, joined the NLCS Board of Trustees in January 2020 and has served on the Strategic Planning Committee and the Succession Planning Committee.

She brings entrepreneurial business development expertise from start-up to public offering. She was responsible for development and opening of franchise locations across the U.S. and ultimately in Europe covering the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. In 1984 alone, her department opened 147 U.S. locations.

During her 18 years as director of Volunteer Services at Reston Hospital, she developed a senior “over 50” affinity membership group that grew to 1000 members in two years’ time. She also served as president of the volunteer management division of the Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area as well as president of the Virginia Society of Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services. Her earlier experience in health care involved practice management in the ophthalmology field operating seminars, feasibility studies and marketing consulting.

At Orchard Ridge, Ms. Dailey has served as president of the Residents; Association, chair of Health and Wellness Committee, and she developed and currently manages the fast-growing Village Specialty Shoppe whose profits support the Winchester Benevolent Fund for Orchard Ridge.

Other charitable causes close to her heart are Bless the Children, for which she has raised funds and taken medical mission trips, and the indigenous peoples of Ecuador, whose jewelry and textiles she has imported and sold to support the education of their children and sustainability of the Amazon rain forest.

Ms. Dailey received a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University and earned her CAVS (Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services) through the American Hospital Association, while also chairing their national Retail Operations Committee and annual conference educational track. Most recently she was recognized as Orchard Ridge’s 2021 nominee for Volunteer of the Year for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.