Susan McLean Portrait

Susan McLean

Director of Development & Communications

Susan McLean joined DRNC in December of 2018. McLean grew up in the Triangle and earned a degree in special education from East Carolina University. She taught and developed after school programs in for a number of years before joining the American Red Cross as a blood recruiter. McLean returned to education as part of the administrative team of the Center for International Education in Chapel Hill. Her winding career path brought her to DRNC after more than 15 years as part of the develop teams at both Duke University and UNC’s law schools. She and her husband live in Raleigh with her adult brother with an intellectual disability. They spend as many weekends as possible in the mountains visiting her daughter in Asheville or hiding away in their tiny cabin off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Disability Rights NC

About Us

Disability Rights North Carolina is a legal advocacy organization that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.

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