Suzanne Potts, LMSW, MPH is the Chief Wellbeing Officer at Athletes for Hope (AFH) and an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas, Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
With AFH, Suzanne oversees the Whole Being Athlete Mental Health and the AFH University programs, educating and connecting professional, Olympic, Paralympic and student-athletes to charitable opportunities across various communities.
She was most recently the Executive Director for the Autism Society of Texas where she helped the organization build capacity for events, fundraising and statewide programs. Suzanne previously worked at LIVESTRONG as the community program officer for community grants, program manager at OneStar Foundation, and at the San Diego Workforce Partnership as the youth program manager providing program design, evaluation and monitoring for Youth Workforce Investment Act funds. Suzanne has broad nonprofit and foundation experience, and worked as a social worker, capacity builder and funder for over 25 years. She has served as a nonprofit consultant for over a decade and has expertise in program design, evaluation, advocacy and communication with nonprofits.
She has taught at UT since 2011 and is a Faculty with the George Washington University Sports Philanthropy Executive Certificate Program. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion in all areas of community and work.