Team Category : All MN Regions Central MN
Image : Contact Number : (320) 428-4323
Contact Email : SuzanneI@lifetrack-mn.org
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Suzanne started with Minnesota Hands & Voices in August of 2017. She has been connected with MNH&V for the past 11 years. She is the Central Parent Guide and has a special interest in the planning of events. She would like to connect families and educate parents as much as possible during events and provide useful information they can take with them.

Suzanne lives in Morrison County with her husband and two children, both of whom have hearing loss. Her son is in Kindergarten and is 5 years old. Her daughter is almost 12 years old and is in 6th grade. They also have three cats and one dog.

She volunteers at the DHH Winter Camp in Brainerd. Both of her children attend and enjoy this camp very much. She is also on the Special Education Advisory Council at their school district. She is on her second year at St. Cloud Technical & Community College and will graduate in the spring from the Child & Adult Care Education Program. She also serves on the St. Cloud Technical & Community College Advisory Board for their program.

Suzanne loves spending time with her family. They enjoy camping and going to waterparks. She loves bike riding and chrocheting.


Name : Suzanne Iwainat
Designation : Central Parent Guide
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