Cambridge Health Alliance Names New Chief Development Officer

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities, has named Susie Posner-Jones as its new chief development officer. In this role, she will provide leadership for a growing development department and work on fundraising strategies to support CHA’s plan to improve population health, aid facilities development, and expand its academic and clinical programs.

Ms. Posner-Jones comes to CHA from the University of Vermont Health Network, where she served as the network director of philanthropy and population health. She began there as a major gift officer and was promoted to senior development officer and then director of development before entering her latest role in 2019. She planned, built, and implemented a central team and a data and metrics reporting process while managing a 16-person team across Vermont and New York. Prior to this role, she was the community impact director at the United Way of NW Vermont. 

In her new role, Ms. Posner-Jones will work closely with CEO Assaad Sayah, MD, other senior leaders, the CHA Foundation Board, and clinical leadership to meet development goals. 

“As a dedicated and successful leader with an integrated focus on population health and philanthropy and an exceptional track record in major and transformational gifts, campaign management, and strategy development and deployment, Susie brings a unique skillset to CHA,” said Dr. Sayah. “She is eager to share her passion and experience raising funds in mission-driven healthcare organizations with the CHA team, and we are excited to welcome her.” 

Ms. Posner-Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Vermont University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration with a focus on population health management from Champlain College. She holds certifications in healthcare management and facilitative leadership and has two decades of experience addressing social determinants of health for the communities she has served.

Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic community health system committed to providing high-quality care in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities. CHA has expertise in primary care, specialty care and mental health/substance use services, as well as caring for diverse and complex populations. It includes two hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care through the system’s affiliation with Beth Israel Lahey Health. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine.

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