Susan is an award-winning advocate and communicator with a passion for improving the health of vulnerable populations. She has more than 15 years of experience working on global projects to advance greater political will and stronger policies and funding for a variety of issues. Those issues include maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, tobacco prevention/cessation, child safety, nutrition and financial inclusion for the poor. Before joining Women Deliver, she was a Vice President at Rabin Martin where she supported the advocacy and communications efforts for Merck for Mothers, Merck’s 10-year, $500 million initiative to reduce maternal mortality. While there, Susan also led communications for Saving Mothers, Giving Life, the USAID-led public-private partnership to improve maternal and newborn health in sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, Susan worked with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in India where she evaluated social accountability programs to improve maternal health and served as the lead author of a peer-reviewed paper based on the assessment. Earlier in her career, Susan served as a Vice President at GMMB, where she directed advocacy, branding and communications campaigns for prominent corporations, non-profits and multilateral organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UN Development Programme, The Global Fund, Chrysler, One Campaign, Visa, the World Health Organization and World Vision. Susan holds a Masters of Science in Health, Community and Development from The London School of Economics and Political Science.