Suzanne Mizsur-Porter has worked for United Way of Rutherford County since 2008. She helped establish and lead United Way’s substance abuse prevention coalition. The “Community Engagement Team” is now a Year 5 Drug Free Communities grantee. Her grant writing and program development work features numerous collaborative projects with law enforcement and treatment providers which include the creation of a crisis ‘drop-in’ center using a peer support model.
United Way is currently facilitating development of a Medication Assisted Treatment and re-entry program for the Rutherford County Jail in partnership with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Family Preservation Services, and Rutherford Hospital Legacy Foundation. In the fall of 2017, Suzanne was promoted to Executive Director of the United Way of Rutherford County.