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President Elect

by James Smith

Susan Bisbee is the current President Elect for the Board of Alzheimer's Project, Inc.

Susan Bisbee

Compensation Mediator

Board Membership- 2014

Susan Bisbee has been the State Mediator for the Tallahassee District of the Office of the Judge of Compensation Claims since 2000. She previously worked as Executive Staff Director of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice where she was responsible for public information, board and counsel coordination and legislative affairs; as the Staff Director of the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee; as the Executive Director of HOPE Of Manatee, Inc. which provides domestic violence shelter and services to victims of domestic violence; and practiced law in Tampa, Florida. She  graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN in 1977 with a degree in Psychology and Human Services, and from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1982 where she was an associate editor of the Law Review.  Susan has lived in Tallahassee with her family since 1986.

"It is all about dignity, whether you receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or are a caregiver.  Alzheimer’s is isolating for the person with alzheimer’s disease and the caregiver. I would like to de-stigmatize alzheimer’s disease, so that people are not embarrassed, so they can talk about it and know that help is available, that they are not alone.   My mother suffered from and died of Alzheimer’s disease.  A cousin currently has early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  Even though my dad did not live in Tallahassee, he went to support groups when he was in town and met with a counselor from the Alzheimer’s Project for advice and support.  I want to give back because our family received so much support.