Suzanne Reier

Suzanne Reier currently serves as Chief of Party (COP) for CARE/Nepal’s USAID Adolescent Reproductive Health Project. This 5-year project works in 3 provinces of Nepal to support adolescents to reach their full potential and strengthen public systems and private entities to create an enabling environment for healthy adolescent reproductive health. Prior to coming to Nepal Ms. Reier was Chief of Party for a USAID funded project in Mali which aimed to improve early grade reading and writing in 4,000 Malian public schools and prior to that, she was COP for a PEPFAR-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s program in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Prior to that, Ms. Reier worked at the World Health Organization for 11 years, managing the secretariat of the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Consortium from 2005-2016, where she provided high-level leadership for a global coalition of 45 organizations developing and planning for the scale-up of evidence-based interventions in reproductive health and research initiatives in areas including linkages with HIV, care and treatment; family planning; and sexual and reproductive health.

Ms. Reier also served in senior management roles on several other USAID-funded health and multi-sectoral initiatives. From 1999-2003 she led an integrated health and education program focused on child survival and social and economic wellbeing of youth in Mali and prior to that she served as Deputy Chief of Party in Morocco on a Family Planning and Maternal-Child Health Project,

Ms. Reier began her career working in the field of disability and has continued throughout her career to ensure that all development programs offer equitable access to people with disabilities.

Suzanne holds a Master of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Penn State University.