On this episode of the Balance Boldly Podcast with Naketa R. Thigpen, listeners are in for an insiders treat! Meet Suzanne Ghee, President and CEO of Thrive Public Affairs, best known by insiders as Supernova. Suzanne's reign, just like her inner light, has become increasingly brighter with each opportunity she's taken to advocate for community members who benefit from this unassuming powerhouse.
Exuding the true definition of R.O.Y.A.L behavior with every consulting and philanthropic project she aligns herself and her brand with, Suzanne Ghee stands true to her core guiding principles to treat others as she'd want herself and her family to be treated, regardless of socioeconomic background, environment or hereditary pedigree.
More about Suzanne Ghee:
Healthcare strategist, community advocate and feminist Suzanne Ghee is the President and CEO of Thrive Public Affairs, a recently launched consulting firm. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was Head of Community Health Engagement at Virtua Health System spearheading disruptive solutions to complex social issues. During her career, Ghee has a history of thoughtfully growing organizational brand through purposeful advocacy, social impact and public affairs. In 2018, she was named Community Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners South Jersey and is also the recipient of a National Innovation Award by the American Heart Association for her work in creating and launching the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market program, the largest of its kind in the country.
Suzanne has spent her career working tirelessly to create partnerships with other community organizations, government officials, advocacy groups and nonprofit trade associations to advance health and well-being. She has over 18 years of experience and prior to joining Virtua; Suzanne worked at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the Office of Government Affairs, Community Relations and Advocacy which directed the local and national advocacy initiatives for the nation’s number one children’s hospital. Before joining CHOP, she worked for the American College of Physicians on national healthcare issues affecting medical students and resident physicians.
Suzanne has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Temple University and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration concentrating in Health Policy from Widener University. Suzanne serves on the Board of Trustees to the Food Bank of South Jersey, The Board of Trustees to the Cherry Hill Free Clinic and as an Advisory Board Member to the NJ New Leaders Council. Suzanne is a Member of the Forum of Executive Women, Philadelphia Chapter and also NAWBO SJ. In 2016, Suzanne started Virtua’s first affinity group — The Women in Leadership Network which advocates for women to learn, network and grow within the organization. In 2019, she co-founded “Deborah Reed,” a mastermind group for women in Southern New Jersey. The group is named after Ben Franklin’s wife, which honors Franklin’s mastermind group who envisioned and opened the Philadelphia Free Library in 1731.
Contact Suzanne via www.thrivepublicaffairs.com
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