Susan Najork '67 '70g is the retired owner and director of Collection Bureau Hudson Valley, a medical and debt collection company founded in 1974 and based in Newburgh, NY. Ms. Najork has two sons, both of whom are executives with Collection Bureau Hudson Valley.
Since retiring, Ms. Najork has become an active Hudson Valley philanthropist. She has served as president of the boards of Newburgh Day Nursery and the Powelton Club, and has served as a member of the boards of St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Auxiliary, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Mount Saint Mary College, Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, and the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan Counties. In recognition of her community involvement, she has received several awards, including the Association of Fundraising
Professionals' Outstanding Philanthropist Award, the Ruth and James Ottaway Medal from the Orange County Citizens' Foundation, the Greater Newburgh Family Health Center Pillars of the Community Lifetime Achievement Award, the United Way's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award, and the Annie Delano Hitch Award from St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital.
Ms. Najork graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a B.A. in Elementary Education (PreK-6 History) in 1967 and an MS in Elementary Education in 1970. Her father, Ronald Dutcher, was a 1938 graduate of SUNY New Paltz.