Meet our Staff

Rose M. J. Henton

Director, Prevention Education and Outreach

Rose joined NIU in 2016, after a long career in non-profit management. Before joining NIU, Rose was the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County. Prior to that she was one of two administrators, serving under the CEO for CRIS Senior Services in Danville, IL.  Throughout her career Rose has collaborated with municipalities, school districts, higher education and nonprofits to develop strategic plans, community and education report cards, create and facilitate workshops and provide awareness events. Rose is a grant writer and fundraiser receiving more than $1.2 million in grant funding for nonprofits and NIU as well as more than $600,000 raised in events.  


  • B.A., Eastern Illinois University with a concentration in Criminal Justice
  • M.A., North Park University, Nonprofit Administration
  • Masters Certificate of Graduate Study, Northern Illinois University, Public Management 

Susanne Logsdon

Assistant Director, Prevention Education and Outreach

Susanne joined the Division of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in late 2019 after several years of service within the mental health and employment services arenas. In her previous positions, Susanne provided evidence-based practice consulting, training and technical assistance to non-profit organizations serving individuals with mental health and employment needs. Susanne oversaw an employment program within a non-profit in Chicago where she developed expertise with program management and project planning, the employee lifecycle process and government contract negotiation.

Hammad Ahmed

Graduate Assistant

Hammad Ahmed is currently a Northern Illinois University doctor of physical therapy student. He received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is passionate about health and fitness and loves dancing and music. He has experience working with websites and online marketing skills learned through building his own personal brand. Hammad has used social media as a means to reach out to communities to help educate and spread knowledge on health and fitness.

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Prevention Education and Outreach 
Health Services Building, 4th floor

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