About/contact Susie

I have more than 20 years of experience in DC children's policy and budget issues.   In my work at DC Action for Children (1997 – 2008), I helped create a strong, robust, and influential budget analysis and advocacy operation by establishing and maintaining relationships with elected and appointed officials, working with other advocates and nonprofit organizations, and engaging the community in the work of protecting and nurturing children and youth across the District.   Some examples of our successes:
  • Creating an assessment of child abuse and neglect prevention efforts, the first step toward the creation of a citywide child abuse and neglect prevention plan.
  • Coordinating the DC Coalition on the Tobacco Settlement, a group of more than 100 individuals and organizations, in support of a tobacco settlement plan that addressed the causes and results of tobacco use, and generally calling attention to the need to invest in children and youth.
  • Creating and disseminating the first user-friendly map of the DC budget process.

Since I left DC ACT, I have been consulting for nonprofits and did a three-year stint in DC government in the office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services where I wrote the annual children's budget, and worked on several special projects including 211/Answers, Please!, and Cold Emergency.    I'm also active on social media, managing this blog, co-coordinating the Wards 7 & 8 Community Calendar, Tweeting from @Ward7Outreach, and leading updates on the Ward 7 Communication Channels, a crowdsourced file for all things related to outreach in Ward 7.

Want to talk about hiring me?    Call (301) 832-2339 or email me.

Updated May 14, 2016