Suzanne P. Van Rijn

Suzanne P. Van Rijn

MAEE Extension Associate, EFNEP 919-515-8789

Areas of Expertise

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food Safety


Suzanne P. van Rijn, Extension Associate, EFNEP, North Carolina State University, 2003-present. Ms. van Rijn communicates and upholds program guidelines, per federal legislation, as documented in the EFNEP Program Policies when overseeing EFNEP at the local level. This includes collaborating with teams of Extension County Directors and Extension Agents when recruiting, hiring and evaluating the performance of the EFNEP paraprofessionals working in Wake, and Onslow Counties. Ms. van Rijn also oversees program accountability, monitors progress and communicates accomplishments to federal, state and local stakeholders. She develops and provides orientation and in-service training as required in the programmatic and professional development of EFNEP paraprofessionals. She also networks with agencies and organizations to enhance local and state efforts aimed at meeting the needs of a shared target audience. At the state level, Ms. van Rijn has responsibility for coordinating program assistant reporting procedures, writes and coordinates filming of instructional videos for facebook and other platforms, supervises undergraduate and graduate student interns and provides leadership to youth curriculum development.

Helping North Carolinians Eat Smart and Move More

Programs and Initiatives


Contributing Websites

Contact Information

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
NC State University
516 Brickhaven Drive
Campus Box 7605
Raleigh, NC 27695-7605