US Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Movember Foundation
As the U.S. Director for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Susan Todd brings a unique blend of expertise in the areas of non-profit management and strengthening health systems, as well as a passion for community involvement. She is deepening Movember’s U.S. investment in mental health and suicide prevention by furthering the organization’s mission through partnerships and funded programs.
Previously, she served as the Executive Director of 504HealthNet, a non-profit community-based coalition of primary care and behavioral health clinics in New Orleans focused on improving access to healthcare services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Prior to that she conducted research and analysis to implement components of the Affordable Care Act as an analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. While there, she focused on Medicaid and Marketplace enrollment and financing issues, and participated as a core team member in the White House initiative Strong Cities, Strong Communities. Her earlier experience also includes working for NASA as a scuba diver assisting in spacewalk training for astronauts and teaching English in Argentina.
Todd earned her Masters of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and her BA in International Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.