Suzanne has worked for the University of Rochester Medical Center for more than 25 years. She currently works for the Office of Human Subject Protection, and serves as board specialist for the Research Subject Review Board (RSRB). In this role, she conducts an analysis of research protocols to promote regulatory compliance, and assists principal investigators in resolution of critical issues related to compliance and research subject protection. Prior to joining the RSRB, she worked for various departments at the university coordinating and managing all aspects of clinical research studies.
Suzanne has been described as organized, passionate, and a multi-tasker who gets things done. She is not afraid to step outside her comfort zone to consider alternatives to achieve optimal outcomes for any given situation
Suzanne is one of the five co-founders for Rochester Ataxia Foundation (RAF). For her, the mission of RAF is personal! After decades of witnessing the deterioration ataxia had inflicted on her brother and sister, it was time to seek answers. The absence of research regarding known causes, effective therapies, or opportunities for a cure motivated her and others to make a difference. She has served as President since the inception of the foundation in 2011, and will continue to help individuals and families impacted by this rare neuro-genetic disease.
Suzanne earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts and science from Monroe Community College. She later graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College, and earned her bachelor’s in organizational management. She resides in Greece, NY with her husband, Butch, and both enjoy an ‘empty nest’ after raising their family of five. Her hobbies are bike riding, gardening, and painting furniture.