Susan became involved with Grassroots Children’s Foundation after hearing about her daughter Cristine and grand-daughter Meagan’s humanitarian trips to India and Haiti. Her life and perspective shifted greatly after visiting the orphanage in Kampala, Uganda with them in June, 2017. “I had always imagined visiting Africa, but now I have sweet voices, faces, and warm hugs to remember it. It was a treat to get to know them and to add supplies and experiences to their lives.” By becoming secretary on the Grassroots board, she hopes to assist with the various needs of 131 children.
Susan is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist, with a PhD in Family and Human Development. Her studies were valuable in supporting the children of Grassroots and can support us all. She is working on a book entitled Parenting Gaps with solutions for filling the developmental gaps we all incur from imperfect parenting. You don’t have to be an orphan to have unmet needs.