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Susannah MeyerDirector of Programs

    Susannah is a San Francisco native who brings a wealth of experience from both nonprofit and corporate industries. Her most recent nonprofit position was as Community Engagement Director for Meals on Wheels Diablo Region in Contra Costa County, where she led a team of marketing, development, event planning, program, and outreach professionals. When the agency experienced a change in high-level leadership, Susannah worked with an interim team to help transition operations before leaving the nonprofit world to engage in matters of state.

    Working as Senior District Representative for State Senator Steve Glazer, Susannah was tasked with representing the senator at public events and managing community and local government relations and engagement. Because of her nonprofit experience Susannah was designated as the senator’s representative to focus on social services and senior issues, and through this she maintained her connections with nonprofit colleagues.

    In 2020, Susannah campaigned and was elected to Brentwood City Council – a four-year term ending in 2024. In 2021, Susannah was appointed by the California League of Cities (Cal Cities) to a position of 1st Vice President of the Mayors and Council Members statewide division. Susannah left the senate in 2022 to re-enter the nonprofit world and is thrilled to be re-engaged in social service through the mission of Empowered Aging as she continues to manage her roles in local government.

    Outside of her professional life, Susannah is a self-described foodie, treasure hunter, crafter, and decorator who can frequently be seen occupying the passenger seat of her husband’s red 1962 Thunderbird, Maybellene. She is mother to two wonderful adult sons and a large rescue dog. Susannah enjoys a side gig as a singer with a classic rock band in order to maintain a creative outlet and promote the ideology of work/life balance… or simply because she thinks it’s fun!

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