Administrative Staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: SUSAN MCDONALD GEISSLER

Contact: 303-639-5240 or email sgeissler@centus.org

Susan Geissler came to Centus with a natural enthusiasm, recognizing that she could bring many aspects of her varied career together in this organization. For the six years prior to coming to Centus, she served as Director of Programs to The Colorado Institute of Developmental Pediatrics/Adam’s Camp. She has also served as Executive Director for Colorado Bright Beginnings, the  Denver Mayor’s office of HIV services, and at the Regional Aids Interfaith Network in Columbia, Missouri. Geissler was founding Principal of GeisslerMcDonald, a marketing communications firm specializing in pediatrics, women’s health, and mental health. She directed public information and education for Colorado Psychiatric Society for four years.  Geissler is a Spiritual Director recently certified through the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program.

FINANCE MANAGER: CHASE DURRETT                                             pic5

Contact: 303-639-5240 Ext. 21 or email cdurrett@centus.org

Chase considers himself blessed to have been offered the opportunity to join Centus as the Finance Manager. Chase has earned a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Finance. Chase came to Centus with a background in real estate development and small business banking. Chase also has a rich family history of mental health services, with both a mother and sister as practicing LPCs. In his free time, Chase enjoys hiking Colorado’s 14ers, cycling this beautiful state, a regular gym regimen, discovering new music, and enjoying a captivating book.

OFFICE MANAGER: JULIA SCHUSTER

Contact: 303-639-5240 Ext. 17 or email jschuster@centus.org

Julia is thrilled to be working as Office Manager at Centus. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American & Iberian Studies with minors in Biology and Rhetoric & Communication Studies from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Julia is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health from the University of Colorado Denver. Julia comes to Centus with extensive program management experience with past professional roles as a program manager for a national large-scale educational event series for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Prior to her time as program manager, Julia worked closely with Federally Qualified Health Centers across Colorado assisting with a federal program designed to launch all Centers on an Electronic Medical Record system. In her free time, Julia enjoys cooking, yoga and taking walks with her dog, Nugget.