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)
  •    - Health Steering Committee
  •    - Veteran’s Affairs Committee
  •    - Energy, Environment and Land Use Committees
Public Safety Building Planning Committee Member
San Francisco Estuary Partnership Member
Transportation Authority of Marin Member