Dr. Sue Nussbaum spent the last seven years working to improve specialty and primary medical care services for the uninsured, underserved of Duval County through her services with We Care Jacksonville. She continues to develop innovative systems of care for improving the health of this population. As Executive Director from 2009-2014, she increased the number of volunteer specialty physician providers from 200 to almost 600, recruited all Duval County health systems to donate health care services and reached a value of 21 million dollars of donated health services. She serves as a Board Member for the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, which represents over 100 clinics serving underserved populations.
Prior to We Care Jacksonville, Dr. Nussbaum founded and served for eight years as the Executive Director of Discover Health! Adventures in Learning. This organization provided education and behavior change approaches to guide children to healthier lifestyle choices. The organization particularly focused on childhood obesity. Her dual degrees in Medicine from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania prepared her for numerous roles in the health care arena. This has included work on total quality management, clinical education of hospital administrators and starting a coalition on preventing childhood obesity.
Dr. Nussbaum moved to Jacksonville seven years ago and embraces this community due to its friendly spirit, recreational and arts opportunities, beautiful river and beaches and philanthropic participation. She enjoys walking and nature and is passionate about saving our environment. She is married to Dr. Michael Nussbaum, a surgeon at UF Health Jacksonville, and together they have two daughters and a very active golden retriever.