Suzanne is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with fifteen years’ experience providing individual and family therapy.She began her clinical career in Sarasota at Coastal Behavioral HealthCare. She was also employed at Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS). Following her clinical work at JFCS, Suzanne began and managed a successful private practice for 5 years.
Her numerous volunteer and community service assignments include; former Chair of the City of Sarasota Human Relations Board, Board member Sarasota County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women, Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation and a Policy Board Member of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, The Tourist Development Council, and The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology/Human Development from George Washington University and a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Marymount University.
Suzanne is married to Robert Atwell, President Emeritus of the American Council on Education and has two sons, Justin, retired Army Major and Physician Assistant, and Josh, an Environmental Engineer.