Genuine, committed, and experienced, Sue strives to improve health equity for all Canadians by addressing the social determinants of health. She has experience working with hard-to-reach youth in community agencies, including the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, the Youville Centre, St. Mary’s Home, and the Bethany Hope Centre.
Sue has facilitated program evaluation with youth aged 13-21 with addiction and mental health struggles, ensuring they felt safe and validated in their provision of program feedback. She also worked with at-risk youth experiencing substance abuse and mental health issues using a trauma-informed approach, as well as cultural humility, to achieve authentic, positive and professional helping relationships.
Sue holds two Master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality from Queen’s University, and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa. She has worked with the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Tungasuvvingat Inuit Centre, Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre and the Odawa Native Friendship Centre. She is currently working with PMC on a year-long project to research promising family-centred programs that can support Indigenous youth at critical life stages to successfully obtain an education.