CEHS Visiting Committee
Susan Striar May
Susan Striar May received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Queens College, City University of New York. She holds a Masters of Arts degree from Yeshiva University in New York City in Special Education. Ms Striar May was a special educator and administrator with the New York City Board of Education before moving to West Virginia to become an adjunct faculty member at the West Virginia School of Graduate Studies in special education and an administrator at a local behavioral health center in Charleston. Ms. Striar May was also the Deputy Court Monitor for E.H., et. al. (Hartley) vs Khan Matin, a West Virginia statewide court case in behalf of people who were institutionalized. She was an integral player in implementing the consent judgement, successfully closing the state-run facilities for people with developmental disabilities.
For the past 35 years she has worked full and part time for The Council on Quality & Leadership. She has traveled extensively in the United States, Ireland & Canada conducting training and accreditation reviews with organizations that support people with developmental disabilities. Ms Striar May also was the President of S & S May Special Program Consultants that included a multi-year contract with the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Services, Bureau for Medical Services, a contract with the Bureau of Children & Families, and multiple private, non-profit organizations.
She is a former vice-president and member of the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council and member of the West Virginia Quality Improvement Advisory Council.
Susan currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida with her husband Stuart. During the summer months they spend their time in Elizabeth, West Virginia where they own a vacation home.