Susan Aminoff, a Santa Monica resident for over 30 years, currently serves on the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees. Dr. Aminoff was first elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2004. She previously served as vice chair in 2006 and chair in 2007 and 2014.

Dr. Aminoff, a retired professor of sociology at the Los Angeles Community College District, has been active in several community college organizations and projects. She is Chair Emeritus of the Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee of the Los Angeles College Guild. She serves as an advisor to benefits committees throughout the state, and teaches a course in employee health benefits at the Los Angeles Trade Tech Labor Center. She counsels retiring Los Angeles faculty on retirement and Medicare issues. While at L.A. Pierce College, she developed and administered the ENCORE Emeritus College for Lifelong Learning.

Dr. Aminoff currently serves on The Broad Stage Board of Directors.

She received her bachelor's degree in sociology from State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master's in gerontology and master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Southern California.​​