Suzanne Jackson has worked for the last 35 years in both the public government sector and the university sector. Her specialty is community-based participatory planning, evaluation and research where she has worked with Indigenous peoples, arts-based processes, and local change agents in various parts of Canada and other countries, such as Chile, Brazil, Kenya, and Tonga. Her academic work has focused on training professionals and students in health promotion, collaborative community-led research, interdisciplinary practice and global health. Suzanne has served as Chair of the Board for the Canadian Public Health Association, ICA Canada, and the Ontario Public Health Association where she focused on governance and facilitated change and recovery processes for these non-profit boards. She is known for her ability to draw out the best in the people she works with and to encourage and support their individual and community agendas. She is a Professor Emerita at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.