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Our Executive Director

With over 39 years of human services experience, and degrees in child development, music, psychology, behavioral science and couples/family therapy, Susan Griffin also has specialized training in parenting/co-parenting; child development; divorce and family dynamics; substance abuse; anger management; and music/art work with children.

Susan Griffin co-authored a book with her son's father,Co-parenting For The Sake of The Kids, a booklet for teachers, employee assistance professionals, and family law attorneys. She is also author of a series of articles called "The ABC's of Parenting." Her books include: Parents are Forever; Turtles Travel Too; andThe Healing Circle of Stones: A Positive Force for Transformation of Self and Community; and Good Order and Discipline.

In addition to over 30 years of work as a teacher, consultant, advocate and activist in the human services field, she is a parent, step-parent, licensed ham radio operator, amateur herpetologist, horsewoman, songwriter, musician, artist, poet and short story writer.

She has been honored to receive the San Diego Channel 10 Leadership Award; San Diego Kiwanian of the Year Award; and the prestigious Barbara Christenson Award from the St Germaine Childrens Charity.

Learn more in this SD Voyager article from November 2017.