Suzanne Foran joined Eckerd Kids as Vice President of Operation, Northern Division in 2016. She has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in workforce development. Suzanne has extensive knowledge of workforce legislation and was instrumental in the development and administration of the first Youth Opportunity grant administered through the United States Department of Labor.
Most recently, Suzanne served for 11 years as Northeast Regional Manager for Henkels & McCoy Training Services. During her tenure there, she secured over $39M in funding and was responsible for designing, implementing and administering 10 federally funded programs serving youth and adults throughout New York and New Jersey. Prior to this, Suzanne was retained by the U.S. Department of State as an expert service provider to conduct workshops in Vienna, Austria focused on the assimilation of 2nd generation immigrant youth. Suzanne has participated in various workgroups charged with analyzing and deciphering workforce development policy nationally most notably the Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act (WIOA).
Suzanne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) in New York City where she is the chairperson of the Organizational Development Committee. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the City University of New York, Queens College.