Susan E. Casey is a Maine native and earned a BA in English from the University of Southern Maine in 1989; Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England in 1996; and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine in 2009. Susan is an author, a licensed mental health clinician, a certified bereavement group facilitator, and a certified life coach. Throughout the past 25 years, Susan has worked in hospice, in-patient, and home-based settings with teens and adults, and taught numerous courses to executive leaders and clinicians.

Currently, Susan works for a measurement-based care organization, providing clinical coaching to therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists countrywide to improve mental health outcomes for youth and adults.

Susan was born and raised in Maine. Throughout the past five decades, she’s planted deep roots in her home state. Though she’s willing to travel, she will always return home to the lakes, oceans, mountains and the wondrous four seasons. Susan joined the COL Board of Directors because the organization aligns with her core values in helping to heal the planet and live an environmentally conscious life. Additionally, Susan has sustained significant losses in her life and wishes there had been a place like COL to lay her mom and brother to rest. As a grief and loss expert, Susan understands how critical it is for loved ones to feel at peace with where they lay their loved ones to rest.

When Susan’s not working, she can be found reading, writing, canoeing, snow shoeing, or walking Rocky, her miniature aussiedoodle.