Suzanne Clark, LCSW
Suzanne is currently a part of the Mental Health First Aid USA National Trainer team, and enjoys offering community trainings in both Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid, as well as specialized modules for Older Adults, Higher Education, and Military. She is an approved CLE provider of The Florida Bar, using MHFA to educate lawyers. In addition, Suzanne conducts adoption home studies and facilitates private collaborative divorces.
Suzanne is a Detroit, Michigan native, relocating to Panama City, FL in 1995 where she began her social work career. Her social work experience includes clinical work in hospice, kidney dialysis clinics, skilled nursing, assisted living, primary medical care, and integrated care settings. In addition to clinical work, Suzanne developed integrated care services in an FQHC setting, expanding primary care to include mental/behavioral health services, and has been adjunct faculty at Florida State University.
Prior to her work in the field of social work, Suzanne worked in Detroit for 8 years as a legal secretary. First at Dickinson, Wright, Moon Van Dusen and Freeman with antitrust law, large mergers and acquisitions, and later spending the majority of her time with industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, epidemiologists, and attorneys in the field of labor law.
Suzanne holds Masters and Bachelor of Social Work degrees from Florida State University, an Associate in Arts degree from Gulf Coast State College, and a Legal Secretary Certificate from Dorsey Business School. She currently serves on the board of directors for Mental Health America-Bay County. Personal time is spent enjoying the beach, being a grandma, standup paddleboarding, any outdoor activity with her two daughters, both FSU graduates also hoping for a better college football season next year!