Susan has been a school director, and non-profit board member for most of her working life, most recently as the E.D. of Oak Hill School, serving families affected by autism. She remains a longstanding board member of the Eva Gunther Foundation. Susan was the Director of Presidio Hill School in San Francisco for 17 years, and a board member and director of The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley. Earlier leadership includes that at SF Cross Cultural Family Center, and The Playgroup in Inverness. She remains co-owner with her husband of Buddy Rhodes Studio. Susan is an active grandparent, and a resident of both San Francisco and Mendocino County.