Our knowledge of aging, healthcare, technology and the importance of social supports makes Aging in Community a natural for us.

Principal Susan Poor’s experience includes senior management positions at On Lok, Hospice by the Bay, the Health Plan of San Mateo, the ALS Association and Planned Parenthood. She is a Co-Founder of San Francisco Village. Her research, policy and technical assistance work encompasses positions in California, Washington, D.C., at Capital Impact Partners and with the Village to Village Network. Through Susan Poor Consulting, she has worked extensively on development of the Village movement, Age Friendly Communities and numerous public sector and nonprofit health, aging and end-of-life initiatives throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

In addition to her consulting business, Susan serves on the Board of Directors of the national Village to Village Network and San Francisco Village. She is an Advisory Board member of Share The Care; a member of San Francisco’s Aging and Disability Friendly Work Group; a member of LeadingAge California’s Planning Committee; and past Co-Chair of San Francisco’s Long Term Care Coordinating Council.


Work History

  • Susan Poor Consulting, Principal
  • On Lok, Director of Innovation & Business Development
  • Capital Impact Partners and National Village to Village Network, Senior Policy Advisor
  • ALS Association, Bay Area Chapter, Director of Patient and Family Services
  • Health Plan of San Mateo, Director of Planning and Evaluation Services
  • Hospice by the Bay, Vice President
  • PruCare of California, Operations and Provider Relations Administrator
  • Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Program Analyst
  • Save the Children, ESL Teacher, Thailand
  • Hospice by the Bay, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Planned Parenthood of Marin, Executive Director and Program Coordinator
  • Washington, D.C., Legislative Assistant/Lobbyist

Community Service

  • Leading Age California, Planning Committee Member
  • National Village to Village Network, Board Member
  • San Francisco Village, Board Member
  • San Francisco Aging & Disability Friendly Workgroup, Member
  • Share The Care, Advisory Board Member


  • Respecting Choices Advance Care Planning Facilitator
  • Weaving the Ties that Bind, Personal Network Facilitator, PLAN Institute

Speaking Engagements

Present regularly on aging in community and the Village movement.


  • Stanford University Graduate School of Business: Executive Program in Nonprofit Leadership
  • University of California, Berkeley: Masters in Public Health (MPH) – Health Policy and Administration
  • Brown University: BA, Political Science
  • Additional training in group facilitation, organizational assessment and medical ethics

Professional Memberships

  • Village-to-Village Network
  • LeadingAge National
  • American Society on Aging
  • Gerontological Society of America