LTD Board Member - Subdistrict 7
Position 7 – Southwest Eugene, Veneta, and Fern Ridge areas
Term Expires 12/31/2024
P.O. Box 7070
Springfield, OR 97475
About LTD Board Member Susan Cox
Susan Soonkeum Cox’s leadership on issues concerning race and equality is recognized across the country and throughout the world. She was appointed to serve on the LTD Board of Directors by Governor Kate Brown to ensure issues of race and equality are considered and highlighted in policy and decision-making that is balanced and constructive. Susan is the Honorary Counsel for the Republic of South Korea for Southern Oregon and was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islanders. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the first White House Commission on Asian and Pacific Islanders and is a member of the Asian Council of Eugene. Cox is Vice-Chair of the Lane Community College Foundation, a member of Eugene Downtown Rotary and Professional Women’s Group of Eugene. She is the Board Chair of Women’s Campaign International (WCI) in Philadelphia. Susan served as the Vice President of Policy & External Affairs with Holt International Children’s Services for nearly 40 years, where she led domestic and international advocacy initiatives related to child welfare, adoption and foreign affairs. She was appointed by United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid. Her leadership on behalf of Korean adoptees has been recognized by NGOs, universities, and governments including the U.S. Congress, South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, and The Hague, where she serves on a special commission on intercountry adoption. She is the founder of the International Gathering for Korean Adoptees in Washington D.C. and is the editor of “Voices from Another Place,” an anthology of Korean adoptees and “More Voices,” an anthology of Asian adoptees. Susan’s term expires on December 31, 2024. Email her at Susan.Cox@LTD.org.