Luska Suzano joined the College of Osteopathic Medicine after
serving two years in the Resident Enrollment Office at Liberty
University. Prior to that, she worked as a Bilingual Specialist for
Montgomery Schools in Mt. Vernon, Georgia, and Marion
Community Schools (MCS) in Marion, Indiana, where her focus
was helping English Language Learners (ELL) from underserved
communities improve their language skills in order to achieve
academic success. Before joining the educational system,
Luska worked for Marion General Hospital’s Cancer Care Center,
which is now known as Progressive Cancer Care. As the Special Projects Coordinator for the Cancer Center, she participated in community-wide health events, where she provided educational insight on the services provided by the Center. She also helped organize the Center’s participation in events such as Relay for Life, audited patient files for accuracy and assisted the Tumor Registry with data needed by state authorities. Luska has a caring personality and was very fitting for her role, as she welcomed the opportunity to be an encourager to patients at all stages of their illness.
Originally from Brazil, Luska received a Rotary International scholarship to come to the United States during her senior year of high school as an exchange student, which she credits as a life changing experience. In 1988, she moved to the United States and later pursued both Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Determined in her education, she most recently earned an Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) and is now working on her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Liberty University.
Luska enjoys spending time with her family and five grandchildren (all boys), writing devotionals, reading, traveling, dining out with friends, watching movies, networking, drama and choir ministries, and knowledge sharing. She is often invited to provide live interpretation for Portuguese and Spanish guest speakers at various churches and organizations in the Lynchburg area.