About Suzanne

With over 25 years’ experience in community and public health, nonprofits, philanthropy,  and education, I blend strategic thinking with a practical approach. I partner with social change organizations to lead teams, launch programs, navigate change, build capacity, and inspire action.

headshot_Suzanne_2015_1_cropforwebWhether it’s coaching community clinics to implement programs that improve services for the homeless, turning wonk-speak into compelling stories, or inspiring a team to approach a problem in a new way, I enable mission-driven organizations do their best work.

Currently I lead a COVID response program for 2 counties through LifeLong Medical Care, a Bay Area Community Based Organization and community clinic. Before launching my consulting practice in 2014, I spent 7 years at Kaiser Permanente, in Community Benefit and External & Community Affairs. Previously I was at the University of California, where I was a book editor at UC Press and rolled out innovation programs at the California Digital Library.

An Oakland resident and native, outside the office you can find me shopping for jujubes at the farmers’ market, talking to students as a member of the Holocaust Center Next Generation Speakers Bureau, or hiking local trails with my husband and daughter.