Activist. Professor. Therapist. Writer.

My passion is helping people be of value to themselves and their communities through love, justice, strong relationships, resourcefulness, character, imagining and hard work.

As the eldest of five, my siblings would tell you that I’ve always taught, created and fought for others.

Currently, I’m in my 29th year of teaching psychology at NMC, tenth year as a TC Record Eagle columnist and fourth decade as a wheelchair user.

One of my great honors was being named the 2010 Sara Hardy Humanitarian of the Year by the TC Human Rights Commission. Since 2015, I’ve served as a HRC commissioner.

Supporters as well as those challenged by me, have said I’m a “fire starter”, “someone with big character”, “speaker of truth to power”, “trail blazer” and “that woman”.

A CEO of one of the many boards I sit on, once remarked “I’d rather hear the tough questions from Susan before I hear them from someone less caring on the outside.”