Foundation Staff

Susan Bass Levin
President and Chief Executive Officer

Susan Bass Levin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cooper Foundation at Cooper University Heath Care, an academic medical center committed to world-class patient care, education and research. 

Susan’s career spans 35 years in 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 currently on the board of the Literacy Volunteers of Camden County, the Cherry Hill Public Library, Cooper Lanning Square Renaissance School, Inc. and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.

She has been a member of the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County, the New Jersey Women’s Fund and the South Jersey Development Council, and was the State President of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.

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, Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP), 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, Women’s Political Caucus, Bergen County Women Lawyers Network, Girl Scouts of America, 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 where she was a member of the Law Review.

Brian Bauerle
Assistant Vice President Foundation Community Development 

Suzanne Winderman
Director of Special Projects

Amber Oakley, MPA
Project Manager

Tara Elk
Program Manager

Danielle Zarnosky
Graphic & Web Design Specialist

Stephen Cullen
Staff Accountant

Jessica Hreno
Project Development Coordinator

Mary Grace Perry
Administrative Marketing Assistant