Sublett previously served as executive vice president of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, the fifth largest YMCA association in the world. Her leadership included $120 million in contributed revenue and eight North American YMCA communications awards. During her career, she has also served as senior vice president for advancement and communications at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, senior vice president for institutional advancement at Art Center College of Design, vice president for development at the Sundance Institute, and as senior development director at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she co-founded and directed UCLA’s Women and Philanthropy Program.
Sublett currently serves as vice chair of the IU College of Arts and Sciences' Executive Dean’s Advisory Board and has previously served on boards for the University of Massachusetts, Planned Parenthood L.A., the Los Angeles Mayor's Nonprofit Advisory Group, and the Creede Repertory Theater in Colorado. For over a decade, she has also served as minister of congregational giving at St. Alban's Episcopal Church.
Sublett's work on women and philanthropy has been used as a model for nonprofits nationwide. She is a contributing writer to Women as Donors, Women as Philanthropists, a commentator for the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Inside Philanthropy, and a frequent public speaker throughout the nonprofit sector. In addition to her degree from IU, Sublett earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts. Her work has been published in literary journals and anthologies, and she was named a poetry fellow by the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.
Sublett lives in Los Angeles with her husband of thirty years, Alan Echeverria, and near their daughter Frances.