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Susan M. Fleetwood, MHS
Founder and CEO of Be More Grateful, Inc. & Executive Director of Sista's4Life
Susan is a devoted daughter, sister, mother and proud grandmother; a visionary in her own right.
She is a caring, compassionate, empowered woman who has the ability to empower others by meeting them at the level of their needs.
Navy Veteran, Domestic Violence Survivor and prominent committee member in a number of networking groups; she is "Empowerment." A poet, author, mentor and advocate, who makes frequent public presentations as a motivational speaker constantly encouraging others, especially women.
She has a plethora of experience working in the community with people who are transitioning through life experiences and noted as being committed, compassionate, energetic and a true blue “Sista 4Life” that exhibits discipline and integrity.
Susan is a alumni of Dobbins A.V.T.S. and also a graduate and alumni of Lincoln University , graduating in 2007, majoring in Human Services . She founded and began her grassroots agency "Be More Grateful Inc. in 2004, a dream and a vision that she is cultivating today.
BMG Inc. continues to provide many resources and mentorship interactions in the community .Susan's vision is innovating; it has pushed her to becoming a first time author of her own publication/master thesis which rests in Lincoln University's library forever along side " Christian Abraham Fleetwood (July 21, 1840 – September 28, 1914), who was an African American non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, an editor, a musician, and a government official. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War.
"MOMMIE’S HOME: A MOTIVATIONAL FAMILY REINTEGRATION PROGRAM FOR FEMALE EX-OFFENDERS"
which is comprised of a comprehensive life skills including her recovery orientated programming for Returning Citizens, Veterans and Domestic Violence/Trauma Empowerment skill sets.
Susan has had a successful career as corporate administrator for various Non-profit Organizations. Alongside her diverse corporate experience, she ran the gamut of human services work from being a direct care worker to becoming an Executive Administrator. She has managed some 10 different departments as the facilities Executive leading the Administration and Accreditation Department. She became one of the leaders to facilitate the Continuous Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance program training throughout the Tri-state area for that organization.
She is very acquainted with, and well versed in the Department of Corrections (DOC) , the American Correctional Association (ACA) Accreditation, Community Behavioral Health (CBH) funding and Department of Behavioral Health Intellectual disability Services (DBHids) guidelines. She is a State Certified Trainer in Personal Care Administration, Certified in Elder Care Services, Trauma Empowerment (TREM), Mental Health First Aid and a Certified in Culinary Arts.
Susan exemplifies “Hope“ in working with the most treatment resistant individuals. She is committed to providing an unconditional continuity of care; incorporating her expertise into her human services work as being a "firm and direct "while working with these special populations. She utilizes her own personal life experiences to empower those that she serves and uses her self-driven ability to pursue continued education and personal growth as seen by her commitment to self-empowerment.
Susan is a facilitator, trainer, life and trauma coach helping individuals move beyond their internal and societal boundaries. She is an advocate for the voiceless by impacting their self-esteem to a degree of inner dependence to bring about independence.
Susan’s destiny is "Serving" and her motto is, "Know who you BE and know that you are Precious!"