Special Announcement from our
Board of Directors:

New President and CEO Named

On June 23, 2016, the Board of Directors of Epilepsy Foundation New England announced the appointment of Susan Linn as our new President and CEO. “The Foundation is getting ready to reach new heights in serving people with epilepsy and in generating support for research, and we couldn’t think of a better person to lead our organization at this exciting time than Susan Linn,” said incoming Board Chair, James Boudrot, Executive Vice President, Principal at NAI Hunneman Commercial.  “The Search Committee talked with dozens of great people interested in serving the Foundation, and Susan was the clear ‘stand out,” said Vice Chair Ted Bunn, Managing Director at Atlantic Trust, adding, “groundbreaking times are ahead.”

Linn’s connection to the Foundation starts at home.  Her spouse has epilepsy, and together, they have been doing their part as volunteers for years.  “I can think of no more meaningful place to work: I’ve seen first-hand the toll seizures can takes on a person, their family, and kids.  As well, I know how the right support, the correct medication combination, supportive tools, and health and wellness can be life changing, and together, we’ve seen the impact of effective advocacy.”  Linn’s career has been focused on managing nonprofits, and she has developed keen expertise in fundraising, generating more than $125 million for the nonprofits she has served.  She holds a B.S. from Cornell University, and an MSW from San Diego State University.

“Les provided a strong base for Epilepsy Foundation New England, including a presence in our four-state region,” Linn said about Les Brody, PhD, who retired as the Foundation’s CEO at the end of June. “We owe a lot to Les, and we are thrilled to honor him at our Boston Candlelight Dinner this November 18,” said Bunn, who is chairing this year’s dinner {see inset}.  “As we move ahead to support rapid innovation in epilepsy treatment and support, we have people like Les to thank for their trailblazing work,” said Boudrot.

Susan Linn can be reached at slinn@epilepsynewengland.org or 617.506.6041.