Susan Neville grew up in New York and graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a double major in English and Psychology. She then went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her Masters of Social Work. Susan moved to Chicago and worked in the community mental health field. After several years of working with foster children, Susan went back to school at the University of Illinois in Chicago at the Jane Adams School of Social Work to complete a specialization in school social work. She worked in several schools in CPS, including Little Village Academy and Peck Elementary, before she and her husband started a family.
Susan currently lives in Western Springs with her husband Tommy and their three children: Olivia, Luke and Shaye. Olivia, their oldest, is in eighth grade and has been a member of LaGrange Ragazze since fifth grade. Susan is a frequent volunteer in her school district and has sat on numerous committees in both the school setting as well as LaGrange County Club. This is Susan's first year on the board, and she is excited to work with a wonderful community of people in such a meaningful program.