Susan Bass Levin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cooper Foundation at Cooper University Hospital, an academic medical center committed to world-class patient care, education and research.
Susan’s career spans government service and law, as well as leadership in nonprofit and community organizations. Susan was the Mayor of Cherry Hill from 1988 to 2002, served in the Cabinet of three Governors as the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, and served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Susan is the Co-chair of Cooper’s Ferry, an economic development non-profit organization, and currently serves on the board of the Cherry Hill Public Library and the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy. She has been a member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, Alliance for Action, Literacy Volunteers of Camden County, the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County, the New Jersey Women’s Fund and the South Jersey Development Council. She was an early member of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, and served as State President from 1984 to 1985.
Susan is most proud of her work building the Cherry Hill Public Library and the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden, as well her work with women and children throughout her career.
Susan has been honored by many organizations for her work in the public and private sectors, including the Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers, the Executive Women of New Jersey, Women in Transportation, Professional Women in Construction, Women Builders Council, NJ Association of Women Lawyers, NJ Association of Women Business Owners, Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia Business Journal, Girls Scouts of America, Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP), Bergen County Women Lawyers Network, Girl Scouts of America, the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County and the NJ Community Development Corporation.
A graduate of the University of Rochester (Phi Beta Kappa), Susan received her law degree from George Washington University Law School (with High Honors) where she was a member of the Law Review.