Susan Riddick-Grisham, RN, BA, CLCP is a certified life care planner and case manager. She contributed to and participated in the development of the first comprehensive national training program for life care planners. Her passion for assisting individuals with chronic disabling health conditions continues to drive the development of innovative educational programs. These programs enable Susan’s and her colleagues to better serve their clients and families. In addition, Susan is a frequently requested life care planner, consultant, speaker, author and mentor.
Susan has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters in case management and life care planning. In addition to her private case management and life care planning practice, she is the founder of the Care Planner Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the reliability and validity of the life care planning process by narrowing the variance in practice patterns and by providing resources and networking opportunities to all practicing life care planners.
Susan combines her nursing skills and knowledge and an advanced understanding of life care planning to assist individuals with chronic disabling health conditions and their families achieve their potential. For the last several years, Susan has applied her vision and approach to children of high medical needs by working with leaders in medicine, social services, government agencies, and educators. Her goal is to facilitate dialog, communication, networking, and education to promote breakthrough strategies for pediatric life care planning.
Her awards include 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award given by the International Academy of Life Care Planners, The Foundation for Life Care Planning Research, the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Georgia State University, Virginia Commonwealth University & MediPro Seminars, 2010 Dorland Health People Award in the care planning, 2011 Lifetime Achievement award from the Board of Commissioners of the International Commission on Health Care Certification, and 2016 Sheri Jasper Memorial Award given by the International Symposium on Life Care Planning, International Commission on Health Care Certification, Foundation for Life Care Planning Research, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, International Academy of Life Care Planning. Susan served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program 2009 2011. She also served as the Chair of the Foundation for Life Care Planning Research from 2013-2016.