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Susan Hanrahan Turben, American child development consultant, parent educator. Certified teacher, Ohio. Recipient Recognition award Cleveland Sight Center, 1987, award Ohio Hospital Association, 1988; grantee Ohio Department Mental Retardation/Development Disabilities, 1979, Ohio Department Health, 1987, 88.


Turben, Susan Hanrahan was born on November 6, 1936 in Buffalo. Daughter of James Edward and Sylvina (Tubbs) Hanrahan.


Associate of Arts, Bradford (Massachusetts) College, 1956. Bachelor in Child Development, State University of New York, Albany, 1972. Master of Education, Kent State University, 1978.

Doctor of Philosophy, Kent State University, 1987.


Head teacher, home trainer Head Start Albany County, Albany, New York, 1966-1969. Director family life project Albany Trinity Institute, 1969-1972. Staff development trainer New York State Department Mental Hygiene, Albany, 1972-1975.

Executive director Multiple Sclerosis Society, Cleveland, 1975-1976. Instructor child development positive education program Lakeland Community College, Mentor, Ohio, 1976-1979. Director continuing education Lake Erie College, Painesville, 1979-1983.

President Turben Development Services, Mentor, since 1983. Consultant Cleveland Sight Center, since 1979, Lake County Early Intervention, since 1987. Advisor, trainer Lake County Society Rehabilitation, Mentor, since 1987.

Trainer Institute Human Services, Columbus, Ohio, since 1988.


Member executive committee, vice president Cleveland Sight Center, since 1979. Board directors Breckenridge Village, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, since 1986, Station WCPN, Public Broadcasting Service, Cleveland, since 1988. Member advisory board Preveniton Child Abuse and Neglect, Lake County, since 1987.

Member National Association for Education Young Children, Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Society for Research in Child Development, Ohio Rehabilitation Association (President's award 1988), Ohio Council for Exceptional Children, Foster Parents Association.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, ice skating, modern architecture, singing, writing.


Married Newton Shepard Kimberly, February 9, 1957 (deceased 1976). Children: Newton Shepard Junior, James Hanrahan, Mary Kimberly Rademacher. Married John Franklin Turben, March 13, 1976.