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About Suzie Shupe

Successful clients come to the coaching process with curiosity and a willingness to play with new perspectives and ideas. Together we explore what you can build on, what isn’t working for you that you can shed, and align your values and skills to maximize your potential.

Suzie is a strategic, innovative thinker who has built successful organizations, programs, and high-achieving teams.

Suzie Shupe, JD, ACC, is a CEO and Executive Director with more than 25 years of experience.

Professional Highlights
Driven by the values of excellence, integrity and service, Suzie built a rewarding and accomplished career working with remarkable people and building organizations that continue to make a lasting, positive impact of the lives of those with the fewest resources.

Decades of experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Forming & building successful non-profits and companies from the ground up

Turning underperforming organizations into leaders in their fields

Building high-achieving boards & leadership teams focused on achieving the mission

Creating organizational cultures that engage, inspire, and drive results

Deftly navigating sticky business and political dynamics

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Past Business Highlights

CEO, Redwood Community Health Coliation

An association of Community Health Centers serving more than 230,000 patients with integrated medical, behavioral health, and dental care.

Principal, Shupe & Associates Consulting

A consulting firm providing clients in the public and private sectors an array of consulting services, including strategic planning, leadership development, program development, and governance restructuring.

CEO, Redwood Community Health Network

A managed care network servicing Medi-Cal patients in Sonoma County, CA.

First Five Commissioner in Sonoma County

A quasi-governmental Commission that promotes the health and development of California’s children through strategic investment of funds resulting from voter-passed Proposition 10.

Executive Director of California Coverage & Health Initiatives

An association of community health initiatives from across California advocating for improved health policy for all Californians.

Director of Family Action of Sonoma County

A local, community-based advocacy organization focused on improving child and family outcomes in Northern California.

Co-Founder, Pediatric Dental Initiative Surgery Center

Served more than 25,000 low-income children with dentistry under general anesthesia. Suzie is currently Vice-Chair of the Board in Windsor, CA.

Community Activities

  • Managing Partner, The California Improvement Network
  • Member, California Department of Health Care Services Stakeholder Committee
  • Member, Covered California Individual Exchange Stakeholder Committee


Suzie is a Certified Executive Coach, Certified Healthcare Leadership Coach, and Certified Career Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching. Suzie holds the Associate Certified Coach (A.C.C.) credential from the International Coaching Federation and is qualified to administer the Profile XT assessment. Suzie earned a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University and a J.D. from U.C.L.A. School of Law.

What Our Client Says

“Suzie speaks with decades of experience, exuding a calm and reassuring command of the executive world. Her incisive, perceptive questioning helps lead clients to our own solutions. Suzie is direct and clear. She points out pitfalls and shines a light on solutions. Suzie sees the big picture and the most minute details simultaneously. She cares deeply about people and causes. Coaching with Suzie is a process, one that makes you better at being the leader you are.”