Committed to Healthy Communities
Born and raised in San Francisco and part of a fourth-generation ranching family from Mendocino County, Susan has deep roots in Northern California.
A Caring Nurse
She attended Lowell High School and nursing school at San Francisco State University. She completed her master's degree in nursing at UCSF as a maternity clinical specialist and a women's health nurse practitioner. Her clinical practice and research focus was child bearing women with a special interest in addiction and recovery during pregnancy and motherhood. She graduated from the doctoral program at UCSF in 1998. Her research and dissertation work investigated the experiences of pregnant women and new mothers who were using crack cocaine.
A Committed Supervisor
As a County Supervisor, Susan serves on a number of boards and commissions including the Children’s Health Initiative Task Force, the Marin County Disaster Council, the Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Task Force, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and the state and national associations of counties (CSAC and NACo), serving on the Health Steering Committee of NACo. She also serves as Director of Emergency Services. A full listing of her board memberships is below.
A Community Servant
Susan has been deeply committed to the concept of Healthy Planet and Healthy People and is working with her community to make it happen. She moved to Marinwood 25 years ago to live in a safe community with excellent public schools. Like many of her neighbors, Susan is also a proud mother and grandmother. She remains committed to healthy and safe neighborhoods, great public schools and protecting our beautiful local environment. Susan greatly appreciates the opportunity she has had to make a difference in her community.
Susan's Service On Boards
|Bay Area Air Quality Management District||Member|
|Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)||Alternate|
|Board of Supervisors/Judicial Committee||Member|
|CSAC (California State Association of Counties) Board of Directors||Member|
|Children’s Health Initiative Committee||Member|
|Disaster & Citizens’ Corps Council||Chair|
|Emergency Operations Center Director||Director|
|Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)||Commissioner|
|Major Crimes Task Force Oversight Committee||Alternate|
|Marin County Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Committee||Chair|
|Marin County Farmers Market Planning Committee||Member|
|Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District||Member|
|Marin County Homelessness Policy Committee||Co-Chair|
|Marin County Housing Authority||Member|
|Marin County Open Space District||Member|
|Marin County Transit District||Member|
|Marin Energy Authority||Alternate|
|Marin Telecommunications Agency||Alternate|
|National Association of Counties (NACo)
|Public Safety Building Planning Committee||Member|
|San Francisco Estuary Partnership||Member|
|Transportation Authority of Marin||Member|