Suzanne Santomieri is the Cleft and Craniofacial Coordinator for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. She attended Appalachian State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. She attended Graduate School and earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Cabrini College. Suzanne was a Special Education teacher for 8 years in a self-contained classroom working with students with severe and profound disabilities. Suzanne is the Secretary for The Arc of High Point Executive Board. She is a member of the Cleft Community Advisory Council (CCAC) with Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization.
Suzanne and her husband Nick and have two boys, Nicholas (5) and Dominick (1). Suzanne’s son Dominick was born with cleft lip and palate and she has a personal connection to the cleft community through her own family experiences. She is an advocate for others and is looking forward to growing her knowledge in this field and being a part of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team.