The mission of the Nassau-Suffolk HIV Health Services Planning Council is to provide effective planning for the Nassau-Suffolk EMA and promote development of HIV/AIDS health services, personnel, and facilities which meet identified health needs in a cost effective manner, reduce inefficiencies, and address the needs of uninsured and underinsured HIV infected individuals.
Susanne Smoller – Independent Training and Organizational Consultant
Susanne Smoller has been a member of the Nassau-Suffolk HIV Health Services Planning Council since 2011and is an active member of the Strategic Assessment and Planning committee. In her 30 years as Social Worker, Susanne has acquired extensive experience with substance abuse and HIV/AIDS populations. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to share her knowledge and expertise in her work as an instructor at both Molloy College and Adelphi University. Susanne presently works as an Independent Training and Organizational Consultant and volunteers her time on the Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force, Prescription Drug Abuse Committee, Long Island Youth Safety Coalition and the Nassau County HIV Commission. She also holds the position of Co-Chair for the Nassau-Suffolk Care Coordination Committee which she has had since the inception of the group. When this first degree Tae Kwon Do black belt is not saving the world she enjoys listening to classic rock ‘n roll and reading Harry Potter.
“As a cancer survivor, I was appalled to see the difference in care, services and lack of compassion people with HIV received when I was undergoing care in comparison to what was available to me. I wanted to make a difference and advocate for change.”
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