Suzy Ballantyne

28 years at the New York State AFL-CIO as Director of Governmental Affairs, her responsibilities include organizing grassroots lobbying of state and federal issues of concern. Suzy has spearheaded the September 11th Federal health response for workers who were at the World Trade Center Disaster. She assisted in coordinating New York’s original successful request to the Federal Government of $21.5 Billion.  As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, she began her career at the National Association of Letter Carriers where she served as a legislative liaison.Suzy was diagnosed with Scleroderma in 2011.  She was a board member for over 10 years with the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter and serves on the National Scleroderma Advocacy Committee. 

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