Dedicated to the health and well-being of families in Monterey County, California

SAM photo                 ABOUT SAM

SAM: Susan A. McNelley, RN, PHN, MA

I am a retired public health nurse who has worked in public and community health in Monterey County for more than  twenty-five years.  My experience includes work as:

  • Commissioner, District 5, Community Action Commission, Monterey County Department of Social and Employment Services
  • Perinatal Services Coordinator and Field Nurse with the Monterey County Health Department;
  • School Readiness Coordinator and Parents as Teachers Supervisor at Cabrillo Family Resource Center/ Monterey Peninsula Unified School District;
  • Nurse Consultant for the Monterey County MCSTART program, addressing Perinatal Substance Abuse
  • Nurse/ Activity Director in an Adult Day Care Program for Frail Seniors with the Monterey Peninsula Salvation Army;
  • Field Nurse with the Visiting Nurses Association.

     In all of these positions I have understood the importance of contact and collaboration with community resources.  The needs of families, particularly at-risk families, are multi-factorial and complex.  No one person or one agency can address all of the needs.  For this reason, I have always used resource guides and lists.  When I couldn’t find appropriate material, I developed my own guides.  In 2005, I compiled the first SAM’s GUIDE to Monterey County Family Resources.  The January 2017 Edition is the 8th update of the Guide. This website, SAM’s RESOURCES, is an outgrowth and expansion of this endeavor to provide information on community resources to those who counsel families in Monterey County.

    Updated January 2017  

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