Susi Rodriguez Shapiro, MSG is a committed advocate for older adults and caregivers, with recognized leadership and strategic vision in the private, non-profit, and government sectors. She offers experience in Program Development, Administration, and Delivery of providing programs and services for older adults, caregivers, professionals in the field of aging and persons with disabilities. Her background in business marketing has served aging organizations very well. As a much sought-after bilingual (English/Spanish) public speaker at seminars, conferences, philanthropic events, radio, television, and social media she has reached multicultural populations with cultural competencies that foster teamwork.
Susi is a Community Action Board member for UCLA’s research in aging programs, including the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) and the Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly (CHIME). She has worked with several major healthcare organizations, the Department of Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, and AT&T. She works to expand education and outreach programs with culturally relevant materials. She has also been a guest lecturer at both UCLA and USC.
Ms. Shapiro is the recipient of a multitude of honors and awards including: Congressional Recognition Awards; City and County Recognition Awards; Senior Emergency Preparedness Action Committee (SEPAC) Award; “Women 4 Change Leadership Award,” “UCLA Alumni of the Year,” and “Distinguished Bruin Award,” just to name a few.
Ms. Rodriguez Shapiro earned a Master of Science in Gerontology from USC and is a Cum Laude graduate of UCLA. In addition, she is a Master Trainer Certified by Stanford University. She is also an Ordained Minister.