Susan has more than 15 years of professional experience in global health and development, with a focus on HIV and AIDS, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH), and early childhood development. As a Deputy Director at Global Health Visions, Susan offers expertise in strategic planning, grant analysis and management, research and policy analysis, program design and management, advocacy, and performance monitoring and evaluation. Since joining GHV in 2013, she has worked on a range of projects for clients including PATH, the Gates Institute, and Marie Stopes International, and currently provides extensive support to several teams at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also served as an independent consultant for clients including UNAIDS, the International AIDS Society, Pershing Square Foundation, and World Vision International.
Prior to consulting, Susan gained broad and diverse experience in a variety of roles around the world, including overseeing direct service delivery at primary health centers in Mozambique for Absolute Return for Kids (ARK); developing a global strategy and initiative on NGO accountability and good practice for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); and creating a US-based campaign to support the education of children affected by HIV for the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA USA). Her passion for global health – particularly the health and well-being of women and children – was inspired while working as a health journalist in South Africa in the late 1990’s when the AIDS crisis was escalating.
Susan holds a Master in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University.