Susan Chapelle is a serial entrepreneur, and has founded businesses for over 30 years across disciplines. Susan is the owner of Squamish Integrated Health, and the co-founder of Aligned Collective, a community economic development hub that is helping build local business capacity. Her new role as Director of Government Relations for Pasha Brands a vertically integrated cannabis brand ranked 6th among Canada’s revenue producing cannabis companies, combines her passion for community and small business with her expertise in local government.
Susan has been active in politics for 20 years and has served two terms as a Councillor for the District of Squamish. Susan is a published researcher, holds an MBA and a certificate in Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University. Her expertise on the subjects of cities, technology, and healthcare have offered her the opportunity to speak globally. As a researcher with the University of New England, Susan has published extensively, including recent work funded by the National Institute of Medical Science grant and published in peer reviewed journals internationally.
Susan’s opening of Aligned Collective in Squamish as a space where people can work together across sectors to resolve economic and social issues, as well as move into smart city solutions is an exciting use of her Community Economic Development education from SFU.