Community Referral Coordinator
Suzanne joined the IHN in January 2016 and is currently working as a Community Referral Coordinator at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.S.W. with a concentration in Education Advocacy & Non-Profit Management from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Suzanne has special interest in program evaluation, immigrant and migrant health, and youth development, as well as expertise in research and effective outreach to overlooked populations. She brings her experience to the IHN’s Transitions of Care Task Force.
Suzanne is involved in the community through her work on the Education and Scholarship Committee of the Hispanic Leader’s Group of Greater St. Louis. She is very passionate about increasing college access for first generation college students and undocumented youth. Throughout the four years that she’s lived in St. Louis, Suzanne has also been a part of various social, educational, and advocacy groups that have worked to increase access to services for Latinos and other immigrant communities. On a personal note, she loves biking through Forest Park and Tower Grove Park and staying active through Zumba.
When asked why she is glad to be a part of the IHN and its commitment to excellence, Suzanne responds, “I’m excited to be a part of the IHN because we work to decrease the disparities that exist in health care. By being patient-focused, results oriented, and mission driven, the IHN has been able to make a difference on an individual level as well as spark conversations on how to make a regional impact.”