Suellen Brazil applies the national perspective, organizational expertise, and collaborative skills developed throughout 47 years in diverse leadership roles. With a rich background and extensive experience, Suellen is a highly enthusiastic, dynamic leader whose dedication and passion are unwavering.
From 1980–84, Suellen served as GFWC Alabama Director of Junior Clubs, then GFWC Junior Education Chairman. Suellen then became HOBY International Leadership Seminar National Volunteer Chairman, with 12 years of national service and exponential growth within the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation.
During 45 years on the GFWC Alabama Board, Suellen served all appointed/elected offices, including State President (1998–2000) where policy improvements she championed impact Alabama today. She organized leadership training opportunities, along with seminars at the Alabama State Capitol, and implemented state/ district LEADS programs.
After being State President, Suellen successfully led several GFWC programs, and GFWC Southern Region as treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president. Focused on strengthening international connections, she welcomed the Woman’s Club of Aruba to Southern Region. That international commitment continues today. As GFWC Leadership Chairman (2012–14) she oversaw a 73% increase in GFWC State LEADS programs and provided numerous leadership resources.
A native Alabamian, she and husband Billy have two sons. Retired after 44 years with Baldwin County Schools, her final position was Executive Elementary Administrator, supervising 28 schools and 18,000 students. Working with domestic violence prevention, homeless, and veterans keeps her grounded in grassroots service.
Serving as MVR President has been a wonderful experience. I’ve been able to work with members from my own state of Missouri for my first Region Conference and from Iowa for my second Regional Conference. Having been able to get to know our International President, President-elect, and the Presidents from the other 7 Regions has been an enlightening and wonderful experience. I’ve learned so very much from each of them!
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club
Each year April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kathleen Sweeney, Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer of The Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola County (CACTC), spoke at GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club (Michigan) monthly meeting and told members that 10% of the 235 reported cases of child abuse in 2017 in Tuscola County were from Millington Township, including Millington. It inspired them to take action with the "Color Me Blue" Project.