Grettel Suarez joined the Trust in June 2013 as an analyst for Research and Evaluation's Parenting and Service Partnership initiatives. Her experience evaluating programs involving children and families include work as a research associate for the Center for Family Studies (CFS) at the University of Miami, Department of Psychiatry.
Prior to joining the University of Miami, she collaborated with the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program, conducting studies on the role of identity and attachment disorder in separation anxiety.
Ms. Suarez also gained extensive clinical experience from working with child and adult patients admitted to the Jackson South Hospital psychiatric unit and later through her work with children and families at the University of Miami Institute for Individual and Family Counseling.
Grettel earned a M.Ed. in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Miami and a B.A. in psychology from Florida International University.