Ms. Rankis joined Rural Action in 2008. She is responsible for overseeing activities in Ohio for the Appalachian Carbon Partnership, a managed forest offset program administered by the Mountain Association For Community and Economic Development (MACED) including landowner outreach, education and enrollment into the offset program. She also participates in Rural Actions green and regionally oriented (GRO) wood products work to understand local and certified wood product value chains and increase the supply GRO wood in Central Appalachia. Before coming to Rural Action Susi worked for Whole Foods Market for 5 years as a training specialist. She holds a B.A. in Geography from DePaul University and lives in Vinton County,Ohio. She is also a member of the Southeastern Ohio Woodland Interest Group and the Southern Ohio Forestland Association.