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Suzanne LeLaurin

Sr. VP for Individuals and Families

Years employed at the International Institute: Since February 1997
Department/Function Overseen: Plans, monitors and evaluates the operations of Client Services, Education, and Program Development/Quality Assurance departments, and Immigration Application Services. Responsible for strategic planning and vision, community liaison, contract monitoring and evaluation.
Education and Professional Credentials: MSW from Washington University, MO; LCSW in Missouri since 2000; Certificate in Global Mental Health - Trauma and Recovery Program, from Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Massachusetts General Hospital and Istituto Superiore di Sanita; certified by St. Louis University and Washington University for conducting Human Subjects Research.

Community Participation/Awards:

  • St. Louis Regional Health Commission: Community Advisory Board and Access to Care Workgroup, 2002-present; Pilot Project Planning Team, 2010-present; Outreach Subcommittee (Chair) 2011-present.
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital: Community Advisory Board member, 2009-present.
  • Brown School of Social Work: Student Advisor: 2012-present. Adjunct instructor 1999-present. Field Education Task Force, 2005-06; Career Services Committee 2001-2003; Social and Economic Development Concentration Advisory Committee, 2002-present.
  • NASW-MO Social Worker of the Year 2005
  • US Attorney for Eastern MO Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force: 2009-present.
  • Hate Crimes Task Force Member 2010-present.
  • Prior community participation: St. Louis Human Trafficking Coalition. Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants Board. Washington University School of Medicine - Institute of Clinical and Translation Sciences Community Advisory Board. NASW-MO Licensure Task Force. Adjunct Instructor, St. Louis University. Missouri Hospital Association Immigrant Refugee and Translation Service Committee. YMCA South City Board of Managers. St. Louis Regional Workforce Development Committee. RCGA Regional Governance Policy Group Subcommittee on Health. Title VII Advisory Council of the St. Louis Bilingual/ESL Systemic Reform Initiative. Post-Polio Health International Board. Leadership St. Louis. Child Day Care Association Board. Eliot Unitarian Chapel Board. First Unitarian Church of St. Louis Board.