Susan Howland, MSG Director of Education Alzheimer’s Association,
California Southland. Susan is also a USC alumnus.
Susan Chapman Howland, MSG, has over twenty years of experience with community organizing around health care issues that focus on older adults. Currently, as the Director of Education at the Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter, Susan is responsible for all educational programs and diversity efforts that include tailoring services to the cultural norms of ethnic communities. In this capacity, she oversees several nationally recognized programs serving dementia affected older adults and their caregivers throughout Los Angeles County. Her work in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities has been recognized through national awards from the National Caregiving Alliance/MetLife and the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease. Susan has also earned the prestigious Caregiving Legacy Award.
Getting to know Susan in her own words:
“I am a gerontologist who has over twenty-five years of experience with community organizing around health care issues that focus on older adults. I have worked for the past twenty years at Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles developing and implementing educational programs for individuals who provide care for a family member living with dementia. Given the diversity of the greater Los Angeles community, I oversee our inclusivity programs that include tailoring services to the cultural norms of ethnic communities, creating health materials in plain language and implementing nationally recognized programs for family caregivers. It is my pleasure to work for Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles which has allowed me to grow professionally and personally while making a significant impact improving the lives of those individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.”