Suzan Bradford has a long history of helping the Columbus community. Before she was appointed as General Manager of the Lincoln Theater she was most recently employed as a Prevention Specialist for Project Linden, Inc., a private, non-profit outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and prevention services center. As Prevention Specialist, Bradford worked with local public high schools and pre-release facilities to disseminate information on the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
She also recently served as adjunct faculty for the Ohio State University Department of Dance, lecturing and teaching techniques of West African dance. Bradford is one of the founders of the Thiossane West African Dance Institute, a Columbus dance company established to preserve and present traditional West African dance, music, and culture through community outreach, lectures, demonstrations, school programs, residencies, workshops, and professional performances.