Suzanne Paone

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Suzanne is an energetic leader and educator with extensive experience in the health sector, higher education and technology business development. Her background includes over 28 years of progressive executive experience implementing & supporting HIT platforms as well as liaison relationships involving NIH research. Her publication history includes innovations in eHealth & health care CRM. Suzanne lead teams toward national recognitions such as Most Wired Hospitals and Microsoft Corporation National innovation awards.
She currently holds a full-time, academic appointment at Ashford University, an innovative, online university based in San Diego California. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Schools of Health Information Management & Graduate School of Public Health MHA program. She also teaches business strategy in the MBA program at Carlow University, a faith-based, liberal arts University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Her current activities include Vice Chair of the Board of Heritage Valley Health System, an integrated delivery system in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania region. She founded, Innovation Advising, LLC who advises both business and higher education sectors using their Skills2030 ® brand. Suzanne is passionate about the linkage between education and the private sector and works diligently to align private sector partnerships with higher education organizations to advance the capabilities of human capital.

Courses Taught

MMHA 6600 - Healthcare Informatics and Technology


BS, Carlow College

MBA, University of Pittsburgh

PhD, University of Phoenix

Public Service

Carlow University, Other -

Heritage Valley Health System, Other -

HIM Program - University of PIttsburgh, Board Member -

University of Pittsburgh Maikuru Program for Teen Mothers, Other -

Awards / Honors

Most Wired, Hospitals and Health Networks, 2011

Woman of Spirit Alumni Award Carlow University, ProfessionalActivities, 2011