Suzanne Finneran Clifford is President of Inspiring Transformations, Inc, a consulting practice focused on healthcare reform and redesign. Her specialty is creating diverse public/private coalitions that result in mental health system transformation and promote recovery. She is driven by her experience as a family member and serves on the NAMI Indiana Advisory Board. Prior to consulting, two governors appointed Suzanne as the Director of Mental Health and Addiction for Indiana where she lead six state hospitals and directed community mental health and addiction services in 92 counties.
As Director of Mental Health and Addiction, Suzanne balanced a $367 million budget in a challenging fiscal environment and successfully led a team of 2,680 state employees and over 7,000 contractors. While serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and as Co-chair of the NRI National Quality and Accountability Committee, she was active in national mental health transformation policy. In 2005, Suzanne was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash which was the highest honor bestowed by an
Before accepting a governor’s appointment, Suzanne was employed at several Fortune 500 companies including over ten years at Eli Lilly and Company. At Lilly, she focused on improving the drug development process, enhancing the company’s therapeutic area strategies, and serving in management positions within the
Suzanne’s has served on many neuroscience boards and commissions including:
Suzanne is a passionate public speaker and has presented at the:
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