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Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation Appoints New CEO

Tue, 07/17/2012

The Board of Directors of the Cutaneous Lymphoma is pleased to welcome Susan Thornton as its new CEO. Ms. Thornton has been serving as Interim CEO since April and began her tenure as CEO on July 1, 2012.

“I am thrilled to announce that the Board of Directors has hired Susan Thornton to serve as our new CEO. As a former Board member, Director of Programs & Services and cutaneous lymphoma survivor of over 20 years, Susan will bring enormous passion and energy to the job” said Stuart Lessin, M.D., Board President. “The Foundation is on solid ground with Susan’s experience and the Board looks forward to working with her in her new leadership role.”

Thornton holds a business degree from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and completed the Non-Profit Certification Program at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to past positions at Draeger Medical and Siemens Medical, Thornton has served on the boards of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Tristate Multisport Association and others. She is a native of Philadelphia and has completed 17 triathlons, many raising money for cancer research.

“We are so fortunate to have such a talented, knowledgeable, and committed individual who can guide the organization through this important period,” said Lessin. “We look forward to continued success at the Foundation under Susan’s leadership.”

“I am very excited to serve the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation in this capacity,” Thornton said, “In partnership with our supporters, staff, board and healthcare providers, I know we can continue to provide high-quality, comprehensive programs and services to serve all patients and their families who are living with cutaneous lymphoma live well and make sure they receive the support they need throughout their journey with this disease.

The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is an independent, non-profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to supporting every person with cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education, advancing patient care, and facilitating research.

We exist to make sure that each person with cutaneous lymphoma gets the best care possible. More information about the Foundation can be found on their website: www.clfoundation.org.