Staff Spotlight: Suzanne Jackson 03/03/2016

Staff Spotlight: Suzanne Jackson

Social Services Director Suzanne Jackson%u2019s passion for the elderly extends back to her childhood, where she grew up surrounded by a loving grandmother and her grandmother%u2019s seven siblings. This passion was further developed as an undergraduate student where she was introduced to Council on Aging through her classes at the University of West Florida, taught by our very own John Clark and then Assistant Director, Glenda Triemer. Beginning her career with our office as an intern, Ms. Jackson has since worked as a Case Manager, Lead Case Manager, Home Care Director, and Social Services Director.

Her current position as Social Services Director comes with both its rewards and its challenges. %u201CThe most rewarding part is knowing that what I do each day makes a positive difference in our clients%u2019 lives.%u201D Though she is no longer in direct contact with the clients, the challenge of her position comes because the decisions she makes as director have the power to effect positive or negative change. %u201CThe decisions I make and the guidance I provide our case managers plays a role in whether clients can remain in their homes and avoid or delay nursing home placement.%u201D

We greatly value all Suzanne does for our office, and we look forward to many more years with her! Thank you Suzanne! 

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