Susan Levine has served since 1994 as executive director of Hospice of the Valley. Over that period the agency has grown from serving 130 patients a day with a $5 million annual budget to caring for about 4,000 patients daily with a $203 million annual budget.
Levine is a passionate advocate of community-based end-of-life care. Board memberships include the Harvard Medical School Health Care Policy Advisory Council, the Arizona Women’s Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) Advisory Board, Hospice Association of America Advisory Board and others.
Levine has a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology. Her early career focused on elementary school teaching and retail management for Saks Fifth Avenue. At midlife she obtained her nursing degree, worked as a hospital staff nurse, then managed a home health care company.
She is among "Arizona's 48 Most Intriguing Women," a diverse group selected for the Arizona Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Society and the Arizona Community Foundation. Awards include ASU Center for Non-Profit Leadership Executive Director of the Year; NAHC Lifetime Achievement Award; ASU College of Nursing Distinguished Person’s Award, and Anti-Defamation League Leader of Distinction Award.