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Roger Suclupe of UNC Charlotte School of Social Work and Drew Reynolds of Common Good Data come together to offer insights, interview guests, and generate dialogue about the social determinants of health. Join the conversation with social workers, community members, health professionals, elected officials, and more to learn about the great work being done in the Charlotte, NC area and beyond to improve the lives and wellbeing of people and communities.

 

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Meet Roger and Drew

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Roger F. Suclupe, MSW, LCSW, is a Clinical Assistant Professor and MSW Part Time Program Coordinator at UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work. He earned his MSW from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and BA in Psychology from Appalachian State University. He is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been practicing in clinical settings for over 16 years. He also serves as the Co-Director of the CommUniversity and is a member of ARCHES (Academy for Research on Community Health, Engagement, and Services). 

Roger's areas of research interest include the intersection of Latinx communities and health/mental wellness, Latinx communities and access to services, community based participatory research, grief and loss, child/adolescent/adult mental wellness, cultural awareness, humility, and inclusion in social work practice, creating and increasing social capital through social mobility, and creating healthy and thriving communities. His expertise in the clinical field includes working individuals who have experienced complex trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect), families who have adopted, vulnerable populations in the school system, Latinx communities, children and families involved in higher levels of care (psychiatric residential treatment, inpatient units), grief groups (children, adolescents and parents) and statewide clinical program marketing.

Roger has served on a number of community agency committees including Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, Camino Community Center, Thompson Child and Family Focus, and Anthony Morrow Charities. He also has a private practice and provides consulting in the community as a bilingual/bicultural consultant for Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center and grief/loss facilitator for Kindermourn. 

When he's not working in the community or at UNC Charlotte, Roger enjoys spending time with his wife Paige and three amazing children, Hannah, Matthew, and Micheal as a husband, father, and soccer coach

 
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Drew Reynolds, PhD, is the CEO of Common Good Data Consulting and former faculty member at the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work. He advises nonprofit organizations to use data-driven decision-making to secure funding and improve community wellbeing.

Drew has 10 years of experience working with children and youth as a consultant, researcher, high school teacher, instructional designer, mentor, and coach. Currently, he serves as the Principal Investigator of the Charlotte Family Homelessness Study and is an evaluator for the Mecklenburg County Drug-Free Communities Program and Alianza Coalition. He also co-led the 2018 Latinx Mental Health Summit at UNC Charlotte.

He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Children and Poverty, Children and Youth Services Review, Population Research and Policy Review, and Child and Family Social Work.