Suzanne Ryer, has over fifteen years of clinical experience working with older adults in a variety of settings, with over half her career focused in the acute care setting. She has completed extensive continuing education in fall prevention, vestibular rehab, early mobility, and exercise interventions for older adults. In 2018 she was certified as an Exercise Expert for Aging Adults by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and in 2019 became a board certified geriatric clinical specialist.. In her current role as a Supervisor of Rehab Services she has provided education and training to the interdisciplinary team on the benefits of early mobility to combat hospitalization-associated disability. She also piloted a mobility aide program to increase ambulation for high risk populations and partnered with nursing researchers to develop a mobility evaluation tool. She has worked to bring fall prevention and timely intervention into the Emergency Department by developing a protocol for fall screening and early post-fall intervention based upon the CDC STEADI toolkit. She is currently a co-leader helping to develop a county-wide Falls Coalition. This will provide a broader interdisciplinary public health focus within Milwaukee county to implement best practices for fall prevention and health promotion. She has served as a mentor to new clinicians and was an adjunct instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Carroll University for 8 years.