Susan Goodwillie

Susan Goodwillie received her BFA in Musical Theater from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 and her Masters of Social Work at Hunter College in 2013 with a specialization in Community Organizing and Mental Health. She is a co-founder of SPACE on Ryder Farm (est. 2009), a nonprofit artist residency program in Brewster New York, and Frailty Myths (est. 2013), a nonprofit based in Oakland that works to expose and dispel the myth of female frailty. Susan worked for four years as a social worker at the Mental Health Project at the Urban Justice Center, supporting homeless and housing insecure New Yorkers living with mental health concerns. She then moved to Nairobi, Kenya, to build the capacity of Flone Initiative, a Kenyan NGO working to create safer public spaces for women and girls in African cities. Susan believes in weaving together her two skills sets – theater and social work – to build sustainable organizations, support teams in their work and wellbeing and create a more just world.