Susan Sutterfield has 20 years experience as a hospital nurse with a focus on physical rehabilitation and pulmonary medicine. She has a BS in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She continues her medical work part-time on an international research study which focuses on Type 1 diabetes development in children.

Mrs. Sutterfield’s other main interests are international travel, history and politics and she also enjoys cooking and regular exercise. In addition to living in France, she has traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Through the Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance (CELA), she has participated in all of the Academies, 12 of the 15 reunions and, as a result, visited all of the nine member countries from the South Caucasus through Central Asia.

Susan and Meade Sutterfield have three adult married children and are the proud grandparents of four children.

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