Greater Sacramento Region

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Sue Hussey, M.S., OT/L Deputy Sector Navigator

With 30 years experience in health care as practitioner and educator, Sue works with industry, Workforce Investment Boards and community colleges within the region to identify workforce gaps, integrate with community colleges, and strengthen health occupation programs. She also collaborates with the Deans and Directors of the health programs within the nine community colleges to identify and address program needs.

30 years experience in health care as practitioner and educator including:

  • Grant project manager: California Community College Linked Learning Initiative grant, California Wellness Foundation grant, Health Occupations Preparation and Education grant, FIPSE Recruiting and Retention grant
  • Professor and Program Coordinator of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
  • Occupational Therapy practitioner specializing in physical rehabilitation and assistive technology for people with disabilities

Regional priorities include:

  • Collaborating with the Deans and Directors of the health programs within the nine community colleges to identify and address program needs;
  • Working with industry, Workforce Investment Boards and community colleges within the region to identify workforce gaps, integrate with community colleges, and strengthen health occupation programs;
  • Establishing a faculty collaborative of secondary and post-secondary faculty to share, align and strengthen curriculum in health programs and to develop college readiness standards for health programs;
  • Exploring the regionalization of a medical lab technology program and training for imaging professionals;
  • Developing credit and non-credit programs in identified areas of need, including stackable certificates; and
  • Collaborating with the Sector Navigator and Statewide Directors to continue ongoing programs.