Suzanne Sklar McCarthy is a native Houstonian, currently working as a private dyslexia therapist. Prior to the world of education, Suzanne spent seven years working in marketing/advertising and brand development; ending that career as an account supervisor at Leo Burnett in Chicago. Upon her return to Houston, she worked in fundraising and marketing at the newly privatized Houston Zoo.
Suzanne has volunteered her time to early education and literacy organizations here for the last 22 years. She served on the School Literacy & Culture Project Advisory Board from 2007- 2018, the Collaborative for Children Board of Directors 2011-2014, Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University from 2018- present and is currently on Neuhaus Board of Trustees from September 2020- present. She has logged many hours at the Houston Food Bank and various family charities over the years with her two daughters.
Suzanne graduated from Kenyon College in 1995 with a B.A. in Sociology and received a M.Ed. in Reading and Writing from SMU Simmons School of Education in 2016. She is married to James McCarthy, an emergency physician and Chief Physician Officer, EVP of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System. They have two daughters, ages 17 & 19.