Susan was born and raised in Upstate New York, the daughter of an architect and a chemist. She explored interesting structures new and old with her father as far back as she can remember, learning about what made them “right” as well as how and why they could be improved. Susan expected she would be an architect when she grew up until a course in Psychology shifted her direction. She found passion in the study of the mind, and how people behave, think, and feel. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in human resources leadership for private companies and institutions as well as for not-for-profit organizations.

Susan was blessed with amazing Old English Sheepdogs — Jake, Cooper and Finnegan — and an interest in understanding them and those who cared for them began. She believes the fantastic energy of a strong, exceptionally qualified team working together in alignment with their mission makes for a thriving, impactful workplace. She enjoys supporting the people and the mission of BHC and looks forward to growing with this incredible team.

Susan lives with her Great Pyrenees, Buddy, on the East Coast. In her free time, Susan loves working on her home, cooking, and traveling.