Dr. Susan Ballabina
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Susan Ballabina serves as the Family and Consumer Sciences Regional Program Director in the East Region for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education from Tarleton State University, a Master of Arts degree in Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. During her 16-year career with Extension, Susan has served as county Extension agent in Cherokee, Upshur, Williamson, and Dallas Counties. She was appointed East Region Program Director in September 2005. Susan works cooperatively with district administrators and the senior administrative leadership team to guide programming for East Region clientele. She provides input into selection, training, annual program plan development, and performance appraisal of relevant Extension agents.