Susan is an adjunct professor in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. Until 1999, she was dean and professor in the College of Human Development at Syracuse University. She chaired the Board of Directors of the International Food Information Council, was active in the International Life Sciences Institute and is an advisor to the National Academy of Sciences about nutrition for seniors. She serves as trustee of Ecumen Home Care.

“I served on the Community Foundation board during the time that the Womens Fund, an affiliate fund of the Foundation, was established. I was the first donor to help get the fund created. The Fund has since granted more than $250,000 to organizations that support women and girls in Central New York.”