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Susana Morales, MA



Spartan Complex 170







Professor Bio

Susana uses her expertise in Organizational Development (emphasis on bi-cultural evaluation, leadership coaching, culture management, community engagement, capacity building, and strategic planning) to support the development of equitable communities. She has worked with non-profits, government institutions, and foundations supporting systems change evaluation and cultural shifts both at the local and national level. Her background is in the interconnection of public health and community economic development.

Susana experience is grounded in the life course perspective. She has worked in significant issues around ageing in senior centers, assisted living communities and dementia units, adult development, youth development, and early childhood development. She applies mixed methods to further understand complex issues in the areas of workforce development, education policy, community participatory planning and research, community economic development, entrepreneurship, community health, and youth development.

Susana grew up in East Oakland. Since her youth, she has always believed in the power of community. Her deep roots in the Bay and her lifelong journey toward creating equitable opportunities for all dictate her approach to her work.



Certified Co-Active Coach, CTI, San Rafael, CA

Master of Arts Degree in Gerontology, San Francisco State University, San
Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Artsin Psychology & Anthropology, University of California, Bekeley,
Berkeley, CA


Expertise, Research & Teaching Interests

Public Health
Health Inequities
Participatory Evaluation
Organizational Development


Courses Taught

Kinesiology 169 Kinesiology 145


Selected Publications

Special Health Communication Issue – American Journal of Public Health Participatory Design of Mass Health Communication in Three Languages for Seniors and People with Disabilities on Medicaid – co-author with Linda Neuhauser, DrPH, Beccah Rothschild, MPA, Carrie Graham, PhD, MGS, and Susan L. Ivey, MD, MSHA


Selected Presentations



Undergraduate/Graduate Student Research Supervision



Professional Affiliations

American Evaluation Association
Gerontological Society of America
San Francisco Bay Area Evaluators and Applied Researchers
Latinx Leadership of Oakland
Oakland Latino Chamber of Commerce

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