Also joining us this year is Susie Reynolds Reece, comedically known as the Southern Fried Asian (because she is southern raised with a crispy Korean coating), is a published author, national public speaker, and violence prevention strategist and consultant. Reece is most sought after for her expertise in the area of suicide prevention. She is skillfully adept at blending the realms of science and research with experiences and storytelling in order to engage and compel any person to be equipped to educatedly stand up for social issues.
Reece strives to raise awareness of the issues of suicide, interpersonal violence, mental health and substance use disorders. She acts as a social entrepreneur connecting and educating stakeholders on their unique roles and assets when dealing with the social issues within their communities. Reece has produced an array of content related to both mental health and substance abuse prevention. She holds countless certifications within the fields of coalition building and prevention with her focus area in the prevention of suicide. Reece’s varied professional experience in public relations, community non-profits, systemic programming, training, education, networking, and writing provide the perfect foundation for building a strong and successful suicide prevention, social justice, or nonprofit movement.