About the Foundation

Susan Thornton

Chief Executive Officer
Staff since 2012

A native of Philadelphia, Susan spent 28 years in the healthcare information technology field in various consulting, sales and marketing positions. Susan is a cutaneous lymphoma patient and first began her involvement with the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation as a board member in 2008. She moved into a consulting role with the Foundation in 2011 focusing on managing the Foundation’s programs and services. In May 2012, Susan assumed the role of Interim CEO and was appointed permanent CEO in July of 2012.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Susan has been active in many non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia region, holding Board positions at the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Eastern PA Chapter, and was one of the original members of the Tristate Multisport Association.

Susan’s love of sports, and, in particular, triathlons, has given her the opportunity to coach with the local Team in Training triathlon teams and completing many triathlons herself. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge of health and wellness to help people move toward healthier lifestyles.

Susan holds a Marketing/Management degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Certification in Fundraising from the University of Pennsylvania and recently received certification as an Archetypal Consultant from the CMED Institute in Chicago, Nutrition and Health Advisor certification from the Sanoviv Medical Institute, and Dream Coach Certification from Dream University in Los Angeles.

Susan resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Susan can be reached at 248.644.9014, ext. 3 or susan@clfoundation.org.