As Executive Director for 504HealthNet, Susan Todd brings a brings a unique blend of expertise in the area of primary care access and strengthening health systems in addition to a passion for community involvement. Previously, she served as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). While there she worked on Medicaid, CHIP, and Marketplace enrollment and financing issues, conducted research and analysis for health reform implementation, and participated as a core team member in the White House Initiative Strong Cities, Strong Communities. Through that initiative Susan assisted the New Orleans Health Department with their health care access plan and additional projects.
Once returning to Louisiana, she worked at Louisiana Public Health Institute assisting in designing and implementing a grant program before joining 504HealthNet full time. Her previous experience includes working for NASA as a scuba diver assisting in spacewalk training for astronauts and teaching English in Argentina. Susan earned her Masters of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and her BA in International Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She is originally from Baton Rouge, LA.
Email Susan at STodd@504HealthNet.org
Dani is a driven young professional from Baltimore with degrees in Public Health and International Development from Tulane University. She thoroughly enjoyed working with various start-ups and non-profits in Baltimore, New Orleans, and India over the past five years. She is excited to be back in New Orleans working with 504HealthNet to transform the regional health care system and improve health equity. As a program coordinator at 504HealthNet, she supports the executive director in implementing policy and outreach initiatives focused on improving access to health care for low-income residents.
Meg Nielsen is in New Orleans as part of the Tulane AmeriCorps VISTA program. The VISTA mission is to reduce poverty, enhance civic engagement, and encourage economic sustainability by building capacity.