Susan Gottesfeld is Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer at the Osborne Association and has been working in the social services field since 1999, focusing on mental health, child development, and criminal justice.

She started at Osborne in 2002 as a Court Advocate in Osborne's defender-based advocacy program, Court Advocacy Services. She became a Senior Advocate in 2003 and the program's director in 2006. In 2009, Ms. Gottesfeld began her role as Associate Executive Director (now Executive Vice President) and was named Chief Program Officer in 2017. Her previous work includes positions in the homeless services field and rehabilitative hospital settings. Susan holds Master’s Degrees from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Forensic Psychology and from Columbia University in Developmental Psychology, as well as Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Florida.