Susan E. Robinson, M.Ed., Mental Health Program Manager/Planner, NC DHHS, DMHDDSAS. Ms. Robinson has more than thirty years of experience working with children and youth with serious emotional disorders and disabilities and their families. She has served as the Child Planner and Manager for the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant and staff to the Planning Council. She is the Division’s coordinator for suicide prevention, mental health promotion, early childhood mental health, and is lead coordinator for youth leadership development with NC Youth M.O.V.E. She uses a rich blend of experiences from her work with communities in NC, prior in NYS, and nationally, partnering with children and families, leading non-profits, schools, community centers for MHDDSA services, coordinating volunteers in homeless shelters, and in program design and business management to effect change. She is the recipient of the System of Care Lifetime Achievement 2015 Award for supporting the values and principles of System of Care for families, children, youth and consumers in North Carolina. More importantly today, she brings her life experiences as one touched by suicide, her greatest joy and job as a parent that keep her grounded and focused on making a difference.