Interim President & CEO
Suzette Gordon was appointed Interim President & CEO of SCO Family of Services in December 2022. In this role, she assumes oversight of the agency’s extensive continuum of residential and community-based child welfare, early childhood, youth development, family support, special needs, and homeless services.
Suzette joined SCO in January 2019 as the agency’s Chief Legal Counsel. In this newly created role, Suzette represented SCO in all legal matters, provided legal guidance to the President & CEO and staff and acted in an advisory capacity on major projects. She oversaw SCO’s in-house legal services department and the corporate compliance program, reviewed contractual agreements, and served as the liaison for outside legal counsel to ensure that SCO complied with all applicable laws and regulations.
Suzette brings 20 years of legal, government, and non-profit experience in both the private and public sectors, with particular expertise in healthcare transformation/Medicaid redesign. Prior to joining SCO, she held the position of Compliance & Contracting Officer at SBH Health System’s Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities, where she designed and operationalized the DSRIP’s (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program) compliance program and navigated organizational advancement toward an integrated delivery system. Previously, she served as Deputy General Counsel & Agency Chief Privacy Officer at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
Suzette is a well-respected lecturer and author on healthcare privacy and the law, and is a board member of Primary Care Development Corporation. She is a graduate of New York University and holds a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.
of residents in our NYC shelters were successfully discharged to stable housing
of residents in our group homes for adults with developmental disabilities attended Day Habilitation and receive vocational services