United Way MV Announces Susan Litera as CEO

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. – United Way of the Mohawk Valley’s Board of Directors has hired Susan Litera as CEO. Susan began as CEO of the organization on December 11, 2023.

Susan is an accomplished non-profit executive professional, working in the field for 25 years. She specializes in relationship building, stewardship of donors, and cultivation of staff. She began her career as a journalist and quickly found her niche in the non-profit sector, cultivating donors for major gifts, which led her to start her non-profit to support people in crisis.
“The Board of Directors and I look forward to working with Susan in her role,” stated United Way MV Board President Matthew Nicholl. “Susan’s passion for helping people and the community, and many years of non-profit experience, success generating revenue, and strategic planning make her a great fit for this important leadership role in the community.”
Having grown up in the backyard of the Mohawk Valley, Litera has collaborated with many regional partners to further a positive impact on the local community. Her team-style approach coincides with United Way of the Mohawk Valley’s mission to leverage the caring power of many and create a thriving community together.
“Partnering with local agencies and stakeholders seeking to improve our community is my ultimate goal,” said United Way MV’s CEO, Susan Litera. “I look forward to working with United Way MV’s team and collaborating with others who share this common vision to propel our community.”

Susan looks forward to connecting with United Way MV’s partners and supporters while focusing on revenue growth and leading the organization’s strategic planning process in the coming months.



Susan Litera CEO

About United Way of the Mohawk Valley
Since 1921, United Way of the Mohawk Valley (United Way MV) has been a human service leader helping thousands of local individuals and families by bringing people and organizations together to solve our community’s challenges. As one of the area’s top funders, dozens of programs rely on United Way MV funding each year.
United Way MV is a leader in innovation through projects and initiatives addressing crucial community issues in the impact areas of health, education, and financial stability. For information about United Way of the Mohawk Valley, to donate or to get involved visit www.unitedwaymv.org, or call 315.733.4691