Susan Gordon has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, as well as a law degree from the University of Baltimore. After getting her law degree, she stayed home to raise her three children for many years, and was an active volunteer in their schools. Now that they are grown, she has enjoyed being involved in many volunteer projects. She began and continues to coordinate the Grassroots Cold Weather Shelter program at her synagogue, where every year the temple houses approximately 25 homeless people for one week. She is also a regular volunteer at the Grassroots Day Resource Center for the homeless, and co-coordinates a once a month meal for the shelter for approximately 120 guests.
Susan is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and has been a CASA for five different children. She has recently tutored homeless people studying for their GED's, and participated in the Family Mentorship Program through the International Rescue Committee, mentoring a Burmese refugee family. For many years she has volunteered at Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine, a camp for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.