Suhaila Nease is proud to step into the role as Blue Zones Project Organization Lead. The Organization Lead role is responsible for the successful advancement of Blue Zones Project locally through engaging the community in worksites, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, faith-based organizations, civic groups, small businesses, and other organizations. Being raised in Shawnee, Oklahoma by a large, loving family with five siblings, she knows the value that close relationships with friends and family can provide. How do we add that one of her value’s as a new team member is the relationships in the community she brings with her that we may not already have and how she strengthens the ones we do. Her love for the people in her life leads her to encourage her friends and family to lead more active and healthy lifestyles. She has a love for the outdoors and enjoys hiking, fishing, and bike riding. Suhaila has an associate degree from Rose State College in Environmental Science and is pursuing a concurrent bachelor's and master's degree at Oklahoma State University with a focus in conservation and natural resource management. She has a diverse career background that has included sales, management, civil drafting, and tribal historic preservation, Suhaila is excited to bring that zest for life to the Shawnee community.

Suhaila joins our team to take her passion and skills to lead the initiative into its next phase while building upon the momentum that we have been working towards for the last 3 years.