Susan has spent the better part of the last 45 years involved with community activities, politics, volunteer work and philanthropy, both locally and globally. Her primary focus has been in the area of women’s issues, particularly reproductive rights, but she has also been involved with various educational institutions and other community organizations.
With her husband and four children she established a family foundation, The Libra Foundation, whose mission is to support organizations which promote environmental justice, gender justice and criminal justice reform.
Additionally, Susan manages the agricultural operation of her family’s ranch, Hick’s Mountain Ranch, in West Marin. Last but not least, Susan is deeply engaged in progressive’s political activity, particularly working at the grass roots, community activism level.