Susan received her bachelor’s from the University of Maryland, as well as a law degree from the University of Baltimore. After her studies at University of Baltimore, 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. Susan began and continues to coordinate the Grassroots Cold Weather Shelter program at her synagogue, where the temple houses approximately 25 homeless people for one week each year. 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 that feeds approximately 120 people.
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 GEDs 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, ME, a camp for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.