• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Suzanne  Spencer

Suzanne Spencer is executive director of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force. She brings leadership and a steadfast commitment to both the community and the vulnerable population served by the Drug Task Force. She has a ten-year history in the nonprofit sector, specializing in administration, communication, special events, fundraising, and leadership.

Suzanne’s accomplishments include serving as board member of the Inner Circle Network, as well as previous roles on the advisory board for the Florida Association of Recovery Residences, and the Ethics Committee. She is working towards a master’s degree in organizational leadership. Suzanne is certified as a recovery support specialist and peer support specialist.