Suzanne Crabtree has joined the North Carolina Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) Program Office as an administrative support specialist effective September 23, 2019.

Suzanne Crabtree, an administrative support specialist for the NC AHEC Program Office.

“Suzanne brings a growth mindset and team-player attitude to our office,” said Thupten Norbu, Director of Planning and Operations at the NC AHEC Program Office. “We’re excited to have her here to meet current and future needs on our administrative team.”

In the Program Office, Suzanne facilitates the development of operating agreements, contracts, and reporting documents, and provides support to the graduate medical education (GME) and continuing professional development (CPD) service lines. Suzanne also manages and coordinates NC AHEC fellowship programs, including the John Payne Fellowship, Eugene S. Mayer Traveling Fellowship, and NACT UK Traveling Fellowship.

“The support that Suzanne provides is instrumental to our day-to-day operations,” shared Hugh Tilson, Director of the NC AHEC Program Office. “We are glad to welcome her onboard.”

Originally from Bahama, North Carolina, Suzanne studied music and mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before pursuing her master’s degree in music from the University of Georgia. After teaching piano and music theory for several years, Suzanne returned to the Triangle to provide administrative support to the Animal Feed Program in the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Suzanne has also served as a board member and finance director for the Carolina Roller Derby league, where she oversaw bookkeeping, budgeting, and financial forecasting. A self-taught developer, Suzanne is proficient in a number of software scripts and enjoys honing her skills in coding and hiking in her spare time. In 2016, Suzanne completed all 2,189 miles of the Appalachian trail, from Maine to Georgia.

“I am excited to join a mission-driven organization that is committed to improving the lives of North Carolinians, particularly rural populations,” Suzanne said. “I’m happy to be a part of the lively administrative team here in the Program Office.”

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