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Suzanne Ghee

Chair

Favorite Quote: “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” – Shirley Crisholm

Healthcare strategist, community advocate and feminist Suzanne Ghee is the President and
CEO of Thrive Public Affairs, a recently launched consulting firm. Before becoming an
entrepreneur, she was Head of Community Health Engagement at Virtua Health System
spearheading disruptive solutions to complex social issues. In 2018, she was named
Community Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners
South Jersey and is also the recipient of a National Innovation Award by the American Heart
Association for her work in creating and launching the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market program,
the largest of its kind in the country.
Suzanne has spent her career working tirelessly to create partnerships with other community
organizations, government officials, advocacy groups and nonprofit trade associations to
advance health and well-being. She has over 18 years of experience and prior to joining Virtua;
Suzanne worked at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the Office of Government
Affairs, Community Relations and Advocacy which directed the local and national advocacy
initiatives for the nation’s number one children’s hospital. Before joining CHOP, she worked for
the American College of Physicians on national healthcare issues affecting medical students
and resident physicians.
Suzanne has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Temple University and a Master of
Science Degree in Public Administration concentrating in Health Policy from Widener University.
In addition to serving on the Board of Cherry Hill Free Clinic, Suzanne serves on the Board of
Trustees to the Food Bank of South Jersey.
To learn more about Suzanne, click here.