Suzanne L. Bracci has been an active member of the Character Council of WNY and its initiatives since 2010. She joined the Board of Directors in October 2013, was elected to the positions of Vice President in June 2014 and President in June 2016. Suzanne holds a Bachelor and Master Degree from Canisius College and a Certificate of Advanced Study and NYS Certification in School Counseling. Suzanne spent the first 15 years of her career in business-related positions and the last 15 years in education-related careers as a middle school counselor, life coach/trainer/speaker, and educational consultant. She finds her current position as WNY Regional Director for CITRS (Character, Integrity, Trust, Relationships, Success) to be very rewarding as she now has the honor of working both in her volunteer and career capacities in character development and helping people to be their best selves.
Suzanne has been interested in character excellence as far back as she can remember. From receiving a good citizenship award in the eighth grade, to her contributions for two decades as a religious education teacher, to her extracurricular positions at JFK Middle School as co-chair of the Friends of Rachel Club and PBIS Committee (both dedicated to promoting positive behaviors such as respect, responsibility, and kindness), she has dedicated much of her life to developing and celebrating positive character and moral excellence in our community.
Suzanne lives in Clarence Center, NY with her husband, Michael, and has three grown children, Alexa, Justin and Amanda. Together they are striving to be a family of character excellence.
Suzanne is honored to serve as president of the Character Council of WNY and is committed to the council’s mission of “Creating a Culture of Character” in our community. For we know that when we are a “Better ME,” together we are a “Better WE,” and the result is a “Better COMMUNITY.”
Suzanne invites anyone interested in knowing more about the Character Council of WNY to contact her through the council’s website or (716) 202-0702.