Ms. Susan Stern
Susan Stern joined the Weizmann Canada team as the Executive Director, Eastern Region in 2005 and after consecutive years of success in growing donation revenues, the programs, the donor base, and the profile of the organization. In 2011, Susan was promoted to CEO.
As CEO, Susan leads a team committed to science for the future of humanity from coast to coast. She is proud to introduce people to cutting-edge research in areas that are close to their hearts and offer companies opportunities to partner in research projects that speak to their mission. As a professional who combines leadership with passion, Susan is noted for her strategic planning skills, vision and drive. Under her leadership over the last 14 years, donation revenues increased by 500 per cent. Susan has played a leadership role in securing more than $175 million in cumulative gifts to support research at the Weizmann Institute of Science ― empowering scientists to follow their curiosity and make groundbreaking discoveries for the future of humanity.
In addition to her results-oriented leadership, she has mentored and built a national team, while building key relationships with prominent Canadian philanthropists.
Prior to joining the Weizmann team, Susan was a strategic planning consultant for small and large organizations in the private and public sector. She has owned and operated four restaurants with a total staff of 150 people. A graduate of McGill University, Susan holds both a Masters in Educational Administration and Bachelor of Music. Susan is based in her hometown of Montreal with her husband Michael. They are the proud parents of three children and four grandchildren.