Sue Robins is a New York Times published writer, speaker and mother of three. Her youngest son has Down syndrome. Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2017 and has recently completed active treatment. This life experience grants her the unique perspective of being both a patient and caregiver in the health system.
She is passionate about family leadership, patient & family engagement, storytelling and nurturing compassion in health care, human services and education settings.
Sue’s work experience over the past decade includes paid family leadership positions with Kinsight, BC Children’s Hospital and the Stollery Children’s Hospital. She is also the senior partner in Bird Communications, a health communications company in Vancouver & Edmonton.
Sue has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a post-degree certificate in Health Care Administration. She attended the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care Intensive Seminar in 2008 and graduated from the Professional Communications program from Royal Roads University in 2012.
She is currently writing a book about the patient and family experience in health care called The Bird’s-Eye View.