Assistant Director of Compliance
Susan Yirku joined ACHS as Assistant Director of Compliance in February 2013. This position is responsible for providing project management on matters related to: institutional communication; government affairs; community relations; and other efforts to improve awareness, understanding and support of the college and natural health. Sue holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Collaborative Leadership from Marylhurst University in Portland, OR. Sue has held a series of leadership positions that include Associate Vice President College Relations, National College of Natural Medicine; President at the Institute for Natural Medicine; and was the recipient of the 2001 award for Outstanding Achievement from the Accredited Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges for her role as its founding Executive Director. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Sue has lived in Portland since 1989, where she resides with her husband and two pampered cats. She has particular interest in global health and dedicates time to mentoring young medical professionals interested in international medical relief.