Media Contacts and Materials
Susan Frankel, CEO, National Runaway Safeline
Susan Frankel’s involvement with NRS began in the 1990s when she served as a volunteer in the crisis services center, ultimately becoming a member of NRS’ Board of Directors and Board President. Prior to joining NRS as the CEO in 2018, Susan served as the President and CEO for Crayons to Computers, a non-profit organization that provides 12,000 teachers and 150,000+ low-income students in the Greater Cincinnati region with school supplies and educational materials. Passionate about creating opportunities for success for the next generation, Susan has dedicated much of her career to youth-serving organizations. Susan graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and has a Master of Social Services Administration from the University of Chicago.
Bailee Allen, Chair, Youth Advisory Board
As a junior in high school, Bailee Allen ran away from home and became entangled in an unhealthy and unsafe lifestyle. While staying with an abusive boyfriend, Bailee recognized she was heading down a dangerous path. She returned home, reentered school and found the necessary resources to help her turn her life around. Today, Bailee is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma, serves on the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council, leads the NRS Youth Advisory Board and is the mother of a toddler. She recently received her associate degree and has plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree.