On Friday, December 4, 2015, Sierra Tucson presented the Vision Award to Suzanne Spencer, Executive Director of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force, at the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Sierra Tucson, a leader in the treatment of co-occurring behavioral health disorders, honors South Florida and Phoenix professionals for their years of giving to others in the community and making a difference in the world at the two annual “Gratitude for Giving” celebrations. Both events occurred in their respective states and are attended by local professionals. The Vision award honors a professional who has contributed to the mental health community through vision and innovation.
Suzanne Spencer is dedicated to her community and the recovery industry with her professional efforts as the Executive Director of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force and the Executive Director of Living Skills in the Schools. She leads the Heroin Task Force, is the founder of Project Trailblazer and Creator of SUD TALKS (Substance Use Disorder) Talks. Suzanne is a certified as a Recovery Support Specialist and Peer Support Specialist.
Many know her work as the former Producer and host of her Internet TV show ”Recovery Matters” for more than 50,000 weekly viewers, a columnist for Fresh Start Magazine. She is a full time student and is working towards a Master’s degree in Leadership.
Suzanne has built a career and reputation on her commitment and passion to create positive change which started with her work as a client coach, through positions that had her implement organizational change. With nearly a decade in all aspects of the field, Suzanne has displayed the unique ability to positively shape the Industry by building partnerships, constructing alliances, forming critical relationships and designing collaborations with a variety of stakeholders and non-stakeholders, to help them recognize the responsibility of their role in the betterment of the industry. She is a unique executive with a vibrant, warm and compassionate personality. Her passion, drive and entrepreneurial spirit are surpassed only by her expertise and her desire to build integrated community models of excellence.
The Delray Beach Drug Task Force is comprised of local addiction professionals and thought leaders who influence and lead substance abuse treatment protocols and initiatives in our community. The task force has been working with local government agencies for more than 20 years in an effort to provide leadership, Public Safety, Rehabilitation and education in the campaign against substance use disorder.