The Bair Foundation’s Executive Director Earns Her Doctorate Degree

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The Bair Foundation’s Executive Director, Susan Miklos, recently earned her Doctorate Degree with honors from California Coast University in Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Susan Miklos

As a well-known child advocate, Dr. Miklos strives to provide high quality services for children, teens and families.

The Executive Director of The Bair Foundation recently received her Doctorate Degree in Business Administration. Graduating with honors from California Coast University in Santa Ana, Dr. Susan Miklos will continue to work in the field of child welfare.

“Ever in the pursuit of excellence and professional development, our executive director made many personal sacrifices to achieve her lifelong goal of achieving her Doctorate degree. Susan continues to strengthen herself and our organization by continuing her education to the highest degree. The Bair Foundation is very proud of her and her accomplishments,” stated Dorie Alcaro, Marketing Director for The Bair Foundation.

Described as a progressive, energetic business woman, administrator, and leader, Dr. Miklos has over 30 years of experience in the field of child welfare. Dr. Miklos’ career with the foundation started in 1985 as a case manager. She quickly moved up throughout the organization to become the Ohio Placement Services Director, and soon after the Vice President of The Bair Foundation. Since 1992, Dr. Miklos has served as the foundation’s Executive Director and has played a key role in expanding the organization’s programs and services across the country.

As the Executive Director of The Bair Foundation, Dr. Miklos has expanded the foster care agency from serving less than 200 foster youth to over 7,000 children and hundreds of families in crisis each year. Under her leadership, the foundation continues to grow; currently 31 offices are in operations.

As a well-known child advocate Dr. Miklos strives to provide high quality services for children, teens, and families that meet their specific needs.

The Bair Foundation is a Christian, non-profit foster care and family ministry with offices operating in Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, New Mexico, and Kentucky. For more information about the foundation or their foster care and adoption services please visit:

About The Bair Foundation

The Bair Foundation is a national organization that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 45 years. With 31 offices in 9 states it offers a myriad of community based services which include Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, and Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and is a member of The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Alliance for Children and Families, Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Foster Family-Based Treatment Association. To find out more about The Bair Foundation, visit and

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