Suzanne Flint is a child development specialist with a Masters in Health Education. She has over 30 years of experience working directly with children and families as well as in leadership roles for nonprofit organizations and public agencies. She has developed and managed several nationally recognized projects focused on helping individuals navigate a full array of educational and health information needs across the lifespan.
During her 18 years at Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, she created one of the nation’s first consumer health libraries and started California Reach Out and Read, a statewide pediatric early literacy program, in which she developed unique partnerships between medical clinics and public libraries. She served as Executive Director of the California Task Force for Youth and Workplace Wellness which was launched by the State Legislature in 2002 to address the critical issues of physical fitness and nutritional health in California’s schools and workplaces. She joined the staff of the California State Library in 2005 where she has developed a number of highly regarded resource tools, professional development trainings and grant funding opportunities.
Currently at the State Library, she is the principal architect for a statewide early learning initiative, Early Learning with Families @ the Library (ELF) 2.0. http://elf2.library.ca.gov. This initiative is intended to assist public libraries in creating and implementing new and innovative service models that support the developmental needs of very young children, their families and caregivers.