Susan McKeown, APRN, CPS, is a graduate of St. Anselm College with a B.S. degree in Nursing and Northeastern University’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Susan worked with families as a nurse practitioner for over 40 years. She is a Certified Prevention Specialist educating and advocating on issues of mental health and substance misuse. In 2015, Susan was selected New Hampshire Prevention Person of the year by the NH Prevention Certification Board. In 2016, she was awarded the Director's Award for Advocacy from New Futures and in 2017, Susan and her husband received the Good Samaritan Award from Pastoral Counseling Services for their community work around substance use disorder. For the past 19 years she has co-facilitated a weekly support group for families of a loved one with substance issues.
Susan and her husband spoke with the Engaged Couples Seminar for the Diocese of NH for 44 years on subjects affecting married life. As a student of marriage, Susan's first book Beyond the First Dance was published in 2015 for couples contemplating marriage. She earned her MFA in nonfiction writing from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020. Her second book, Beyond the Tango, A Guide to a Thriving Marriage while Juggling Careers, Kids, and Chaos is for couples facing all the challenges of married life and was published in 2021. Susan speaks to groups on building healthy relationships, strengthening marriages, and preventing divorce. She lives with her husband of 50 years in New Hampshire. They have four grown children and are blessed with two grandchildren.