Welcome! Susan Epstein is a dynamic leader with more than 20 years experience in managing people, process and operations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has demonstrated success in partnering with executive teams and managers to ensure that programs and practices are aligned with strategic goals.

Specialties: Nonprofit and foundation strategy, executive coaching, strategic planning, fund development, technology strategy, and corporate communications. Emphasis on leadership development, social entrepreneurship, and best practices in management and philanthropy.

Please contact her to learn more or to inquire about availability.

Susan is also a community leader who is active in advocating for the needs of children and seniors and in promoting public health, public safety, and environmental sustainability. She has been living, working, and raising her children in Santa Barbara County for the past 18 years. Prior to that she studied and worked in Silicon Valley. Please join her in working to ensure our community is fiscally sound, safe and healthy, and that we support services for our youth and seniors, and protect our open spaces and our coast.


I feel grateful to have been elected as a Goleta School Board Member. The Goleta Union School District (GUSD) serves almost 4,000 students in the Goleta Valley, a community of approximately 90,000 people that includes the City of Goleta and a large unincorporated area. The mission of GUSD is to maximize academic, intellectual, and personal growth in order for each student to prosper in, and positively influence, a diverse and dynamic world.

As your representative, I listen, encourage diverse and meaningful participation, ask questions, respect others, and conduct business with honesty, efficiency, and integrity.

It’s been a pleasure to serve you. Thank you!

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