Susanna J. Smith is a communications strategist, writer, editor, and blogger based in Asheville, NC. She writes on global, mobile, and women’s health, and is particularly interested in tools that help people become empowered patients and savvy healthcare consumers. She collaborates with startups, mission-driven businesses, and non-profit organizations that are working to transform the healthcare field and the healthcare experience.
As an early stage start-up, we needed a lot of support to build our company brand and marketing strategy. Susanna was exactly what we needed. She helped us refine our brand, create an online editorial strategy, develop new ways to grow and measure our social media audience, and write a strategic marketing plan for the launch of our first product.Belinda Liu, CEO,
Susanna has superior writing and editing skills and her understanding of global health issues and actors contributed to improving IntraHealth’s overall organizational visibility in a variety of ways. Susanna is passionate about her work, challenging herself and others. It was a true pleasure to work with her.Laura Hoemeke, Director of Communications and Knowledge Management,
Susanna's expertise and insight are invaluable. She is highly knowledgeable in strategic communications, and always knows which story angles to pursue to best promote a program. She consistently provides guidance and advice that is thoughtful, practical, and relevant.Christine Spetz, Development Officer,
An exceptional writer with an extensive knowledge of global health and human rights issues, Susanna brings brilliance, creativity, and dedication to every single project she works on. She infuses her work with a mental power and "fierceness" that yields results, while maintaining a thoughtfulness and warmth that makes her an absolute joy to work with.Whitney Welshimer, Program Analyst,