Vice President of Community Life Elizabeth González Suárez

Elizabeth González Suárez serves as vice president of Community Life (CL) for The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), in Boston, a position she has held since 2016. González Suárez advances the powerful role that TCB and partner institutions can play in providing stability and social connections for seniors and access to opportunity for families in TCB communities.

Previously she served as the director of Community Health Practice at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and the deputy director of the U54 Partnership Outreach Program. Most of her 20-year tenure with DFCI was dedicated to designing and implementing evidence-based programs that promote public health among high-risk and underserved populations.

Earlier in her career, González Suárez conducted research on community-based approaches to health promotion and cancer prevention. She was an active member of the DFCI’s diversity initiative, targeting programs to increase representation of people of color into the health professions.

González Suárez serves on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Community Benefits External Advisory Committee, the advisory board of the Jordan Boys & Girls Club and the Roxbury Mass in Motion Leadership Team.

She received her bachelor and master’s degrees in psychology from Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. She is married with two sons and is a strong community arts advocate and supporter.