Susan’s interests and career have focused on working with organizations and individuals to promote and support integrative medicine. In her position as president of Slainte, Inc., a private consulting company, Susan worked with leaders in the field of integrative medicine on programmatic development, strategic planning, and fundraising.
She helped develop and lead the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine’s public relations, communications, and fundraising initiatives over the first fifteen years after its founding in 1991. She also assisted with grant writing, participated in strategic planning, and organized many workshops and meetings, including with the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Hong Kong Bureau of Health. In 2007, she co-founded the Nova Institute for Health.
Susan holds a BA (Hons) degree in psychology from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.