Childspring’s mission is carried out by a diverse team of employees, interns, and volunteers in various stages of their lives and careers. We vary in perspective and experience but are bonded by our commitment to the children we serve.
ALISON FUSSELL, Executive Director
Alison Fussell joined Childspring International as executive director in 2012. Her expertise in fundraising, community relations, and business development stems from over two decades of working in the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Prior to her position at Childspring, she served as executive director of The Giving Tree, an adoption agency that placed foster children with stable, loving families. She has also served as the president and CEO of IMAGE Film & Video and the General Manager of Atlanta’s public access television center, People TV, and The Youth Channel. She worked with Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. for more than 17 years, including as director of marketing for TBS Superstation, and served as the inaugural co-chair for the Turner Community Group. Ms. Fussell is a winner of Hands on Atlanta’s Social Entrepreneur Award. She graduated from Leadership Atlanta in 2006, where she continues to volunteer her time and experience.
SUSAN H. WANSERSKI, Program Director
Susan H. Wanserski joined Childspring International as program director in 2014, where she coordinates care for children’s medical needs from initial evaluation through recovery. Prior to joining the Childspring team, she served as director of operations at Wellspring Living, a nonprofit organization and treatment program for survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking. She has also served as director of administration at Wanserski & Associates, a business consulting and services firm, and in several positions at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in the areas of procurement, new product development, product management, and research. Ms. Wanserski’s volunteer work is dedicated to the issue of domestic minor sex trafficking: education, advocacy for victims, and mobilizing community efforts to eradicate demand.