Susan Rose served two terms on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. She is the current Vice Chair of the Santa Barbara Human Rights Watch Committee, a Board member of the McCune Foundation, and a Trustee of Antioch University. She began her professional career as a high school and community college instructor. Since then she has over thirty years’ experience in public administration, education, and community activism with a special emphasis on women and women’s leadership. She has served as Executive Director of the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, a founding member of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee, and a Board Member of California Women Lead.