Susan Merrill is a Medical Social Worker, who works for the NM Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services, assisting families who have a child diagnosed with a birth defect, in accessing services throughout the State. Susan has a master’s degree in social work and is licensed at the Clinical level. Susan has worked for Children’s Medical Services for the past 17 years, 15 of those years were as a supervisor in the field office in Santa Fe. Prior to joining the NM Department of Health, Susan worked as the social worker for the dialysis facility in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, NM. During that time, she was chair of the statewide group of Nephrology Social Worker’s. Susan is married with two sons, who are grown.