Dr. Susan Savage has skillfully led research and evaluation projects for over 25 years and is currently the Director of Research at the Child Care Resource Center, a large non-profit child and family organization serving Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Her broad knowledge and skillset are evident in the local, countywide and statewide evaluations conducted across a diverse set of topics including child development and school readiness, impact of child care subsidies, workforce development and quality improvement, child welfare, homelessness, home visiting, obesity prevention, and disaster preparedness/pandemic awareness in child care settings. This broad knowledge base is evident in the variety of committees and workgroups she has participated in, including: National Expert Panel on Home-Based Child Care, the California Early Childhood Integrated Data System Workgroup, Addressing Obesity in Child Care Settings Advisory Committee, CA-QRIS Evaluation Workgroup, First 5 LA ECE Workforce Registry Advisory Committee, Council of Chief State School Officers-National Governor’s Association Workforce Workgroup, the Riordan Leadership Institute, and many others. She is skilled at leading groups in developing action-based research that leads to the development of programs, one of which is a child care program for foster children that was taken to scale in the state of California. Dr. Savage has a passion for ensuring long-term, collective impact and works to influence policy through her research. For example, she has partnered with Child Care Aware of America using GIS technologies to illustrate the decline of home-based child care, and disparities in child care deserts and the cost of child care. Dr. Savage holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Methods from the University of California, Riverside and a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.