Sue has resided in Dover-Foxcroft for nearly 35 years, and has spent her career in prenatal through early care and development focused on child health, developmental disabilities and family development. Her undergraduate work was in human development at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and her graduate work in pediatrics and deviational development was at UMass/Amherst and U/Mass Medical in Worcester, MA.
After starting the 7th CDS site in rural Maine, she served as the Executive Director of CDS statewide for nearly a decade. Since 1991, Sue provided national consulting services in 0-5 systems work. Most recently, Sue has returned to focus her personal and professional efforts in Maine where she serves on the Maine Children’s Growth Council, is Chair of their Health Accountability Team (or HAT), and is the lead facilitator for the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN) working to create awareness and promote prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Maine. Sue is President of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) and served on the RSU 68 school board for more than four years. At the national level, Sue is a faculty member of the National Collaborative on Trauma and Resilience.
Sue is involved in a variety of community efforts designed to raise the aspirations of children and families living in poverty as well as those experiencing ACEs, and is invested in economic development efforts to create options and opportunities for children and adults in the self-sufficiency and workforce development.