Susan E. Cowen, MSWAbout

Susan Cowen, MSW is the director of operations of Ohana. Susan grew up in Indiana and raised her family in Glencoe, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She also has family in Santa Cruz, enjoys hiking and tennis, and is currently learning how to open-water swim. Susan considers herself a lifelong learner and has been in leadership positions for 25 years in child and adolescent behavioral healthcare.


  • Doctoral program at the University of Illinois, Jane Addams School of Social Work with a focus on Organizational Development and Design
  • Graduate degree from San Diego State University in Social Work Administration
  • BS, Public Health and Policy, Indiana University