Susanis a Professor Emeritus and HR/Organizational Leadership Consultant, Susan also writes, entertains and does keynote and motivational speaking. Her personal catch phrase is “British by birth, Jamaican by choice and American by naturalization”. In the 1980s and early 1990s Susan Lycett worked as a Professional Actress and an esteemed Arts Administrator. As a member of the British Actor’s Equity, she worked and toured extensively in the UK.
Known as Dr. Sue, in the entertainment world, her extensive and diverse work and life experiences make her material and delivery rich, humorous and educational. She frequently hosts weekly radio and on-line Live slots called “Culture Corner with Dr. Sue” where she entertains and informs listeners on different Jamaican and Caribbean Cultural practices, sayings and customs – helping to keep their heritage alive. In 2015 Dr Sue wrote for and performed in Broward County’s “WE” production - their 100-year extravaganza and Duende celebration.
She recently published her second book of poetry called “I am Jamaica” which follows her publication “Ode to Miss Lou…From the Soul of Dr Sue” – a Jamaica 50 Collectible Edition.
Books available at: amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com or her website www.drsueandu.com
Dr. Sue has served as the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board Member for Southern USA. Her role in this position was to liaise with and mobilize the Jamaican communities, businesses and organizations in the Southern USA region. Dr. Sue continues to support several initiatives in the Diaspora, including the Jamaican Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF), the Protect Them Task Force supporting the NUH GUH DEH initiative, a campaign advocating against Child Sexual Abuse, and is one of the founding members of the Louise Bennett Coverley Reading Festival. In 2012, Dr Sue was recognized by ICABA as one of South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean American Leaders.
She has hosted a successful FREE monthly ‘open mic’ networking/lime in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, called Culture Corner with Dr Sue & Friends, which featured a different theme and artist each month. She produces an annual Comedy & Culture Fundraising event, which supports various initiatives, nationally and internationally.
In addition, Dr. Sue is a Notary, and serves on various university and community committees including Phi Kappa Phi honor society, City of Miramar Cultural Arts Advisory Board; Louise Bennett Coverley Heritage Council; and co-chair for her high school alumni – Knox College (South Florida Chapter). She is a devote Christian and a philanthropist.
She is recognized as one of Jamaica’s “Women in Community Service” in JoAnne Simpson’s book, ‘The Jamaican Woman: A Celebration,’ and was named one of Legacy Magazine’s 2015 Top Black Educators in South Florida. Dr Sue oversees the Dr Sue Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3, which serves the homeless, sexually victimized children, young girls and boys locally and internationally; as well as support businesses and organizations who serve the community. September 2019, she was recognized with the Kiwanis Passion Award, for helping others find their purpose and for making service their passion.