“I want to take the skills I enjoy and use them to help others in a meaningful way”

Susan Nissen

Client Advocate Susan Nissen joined the Sprau Advocate Group in December 2013. A CPA and the mother of two children, Susan has a well-balanced approach to life, blending great organizational skills and attention to detail with enormous patience and compassion. Because she has spent many years involved in the care of aging or ill family members, she learned first-hand about the challenges they face, and wanted to do something to make their day-to-day lives easier. In her role as a Client Advocate, she measures the rewards of her work by “knowing I have made someone’s life a little easier by relieving them of the tasks that have become burdensome.”

Her background includes:

Education: BS in Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Work: Senior accountant, Laventhol & Horwath; Controller at Schal Associates; Co-owner Kids Undercover custom baby bedding

Volunteer Activities: PTA treasurer, book club chair and hot lunch chair; Jewish United Fund academic scholarship committee; Scarves with a Purpose; Synagogue gift shop bookkeeping

Passions: Travel, walking, baking, reading, great friends, family time

How she makes a difference: “Advocating for clients’ needs in order to mitigate sources of stress and anxiety and help them lead more fulfilling lives.”