Suzanne joined Project HOPE Foundation as Director of Operations in October 2014. Working closely with Project HOPE Executive Directors Susan and Lisa, she supports successful implementation, integration and expansion of current Project HOPE programs and services, as well as coordination of future strategic initiatives.
Suzanne brings 25 years of experience from the national non-profit world, serving the American Heart Association for 14 years and more recently the American Cancer Society/American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for 11 years. Her last role was Legislative Analyst for the 15 states in ACS CAN’s Southern Region, where she provided research, analysis, training, coaching, and guidance on a wide-range of health and nonprofit policy issues. For many years she worked directly with grassroots advocacy and has first-hand knowledge of coalition building, strategic planning and lobbying. During her work with the American Heart Association, she also spent several years as state-wide consultant for the American Heart Walk.
Suzanne has a Master's degree in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.
She and her husband Thom Mobley are the proud aunt and uncle of three nephews and a niece. They have served as long-time volunteers for Project HOPE, and were honored to receive the 2012 “It’s For the Kids” award.