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The Office of the CEO sets strategic priorities to advance the work of the foundation.

Sue Desmond-Hellmann

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann leads the foundation's efforts to promote equity for all people around the world.

Emily Parker

Managing Director and Chief of Staff

Emily Parker helps develop and drive implementation of the CEO’s goals, key activities, and long-range plans.

Katie Ford

Director,
CEO Communications

Katie Ford oversees communications strategy and execution for foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann.

Jason Hunke

Director,
Executive &Employee Communications

Jason Hunke manages the team that drives leadership voice for several foundation executives and oversees internal communications and employee engagement across the foundation.

David Wertheimer

Director,
Community & Civic Engagement

David Wertheimer manages the foundation’s engagement in our home region.

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