About Susanna Haas Lyons
Susanna Haas Lyons is a public engagement specialist who develops strategy and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision makers. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, Susanna has worked on some of North America’s largest and most complex citizen engagement projects.
She is a senior network associate with AmericaSpeaks, a global leader in large-scale public participation on the policy issues that matter most to the public. Previously, Susanna was project coordinator with the internally recognized British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform, which was shortisted for the prestigious Mohn Prize for revitalizing democracy.
Susanna is currently researching collaborative policy development, with a focus in digital engagement practices, at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for Resources, the Environment and Sustainability.
She is an instructor at Simon Fraser University’s Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement.