Expertise: Health Care & Behavioral Health

Scott Suckow is an affiliated partner with VPI Strategies specializing in strategy development, community building and development.  He has raised millions of dollars to fund research, support educational programs and plan advocacy campaigns in his nonprofit career.

Scott undertakes a few consulting assignments annually since his primary position is the Vice President of Development and Government Relations with Mental Health Systems. Previously he was the Vice President of Community Partnerships with Mental Health Systems. He is the past Executive Director of the International Bipolar Foundation, a non-profit headquartered in San Diego, with globally accessible programs in over 75 countries.

He has a long history of involvement in the non-profit community, particularly around improving healthcare access and standards of care. He has held leadership positions throughout the country with some of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and non-profits:

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Liver Foundation
  • Huntington’s Disease Society of America
  • Chief Executive Officer for an affiliate of Mental Health America

Scott was also the appointee on three San Diego County Health and Human Services commissions, named one of San Diego Magazine’s “50 People to Watch,” is a LEAD San Diego graduate, and received an Outstanding Community Partner Award from Community Health Improvement Partners.

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