Prior to joining the Healthier Colorado Team, Director of Public Affairs, Susanna worked as the Senior Director of Government Relations for the American Heart Association. By building diverse coalitions and mobilizing grassroots advocates, she worked to pass statewide laws to ensure all residents have the opportunity to lead a long and healthy life. She started her career as a Legislative Aide for State Senator Josh Penry, and Representatives Laura Bradford, Tom Massey and Ken Summers, and as the Western Slope Field Director for the Colorado Republican Committee. In these roles, Susanna developed an appreciation for the unique differences communities in Colorado face and how to find commonalities to rally diverse stakeholders around shared goals.
A lifetime resident of Colorado, Susanna was raised in Fort Collins and earned her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science From Colorado Mesa University.