Susie Brown is the public policy director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, a role she has held since 2010. Prior to her role at MCN, Susie served as executive director of Child Care WORKS, a policy organization working toward building a quality, affordable child care system for all of Minnesota’s families. Susie has also served as public policy director for The Family Partnership in Minneapolis and in several roles with Planned Parenthood in Connecticut and Vermont, including public affairs director and director of Planned Parenthood’s 501(c)4 Vermont Action Fund. She is faculty in the Masters of Nonprofit Management Program in the Hamline University School of Business, where she teaches nonprofit management, lobbying, governance and planning. Susie has a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Lewis and Clark College, and an M.P.A. from the University of Vermont. She serves on the public policy committees of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, the National Council of Nonprofits and Independent Sector.