Sue Robins is a New York Times published writer, health conference speaker and mother of three. Her youngest son has Down syndrome. Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2017 and is currently in treatment. She has the unfortunate, but unique, perspective of being both a patient and caregiver in the health system.
She is passionate about motherhood, patient & family centred care, families who have children with differences, storytelling and nurturing gratitude & compassion in health care and education settings.
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. Her paid work experience over the past decade includes paid family positions with the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children in Vancouver. She is also a partner in Bird Communications, a health communications company in Vancouver & Edmonton.