Susan is a graduate of and instructor in the program and joined Saint Mary's last year as program director in Rochester. Her experience in healthcare includes roles in corporate public affairs at MeritCare Health System (Sanford Health) and as executive director for the Health Policy Consortium (the four largest health systems in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota). Susan has a strong background in strategic planning and government relations such as federal payment policy and healthcare reform, state Medicaid redesign, and professional practice issues. Prior to these roles, she was a political science instructor at North Dakota State University.
In addition, Susan is a committed advocate and frequent speaker for organ and tissue donation, research, education, community health improvement strategies, and care redesign for children’s health.