Susan Fitzgibbon Shumaker, RN, MHA, FACHE, has served as president of Cone Health Foundation since 2009. Susan earned Master of Health Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from Duke University and has over 35 years’ experience in health leadership. Susan served as president of Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville, North Carolina, for twenty years and led the merger of Annie Penn into Cone Health in 2001.
Susan hung up her nursing hat in 1984 to pursue health care administration, but in 2015 renewed her nursing commitment by completing an extensive nurse refresher course in order to volunteer with historically marginalized populations.
Cone Health Foundation’s mission is to “eliminate health inequities by advocating for and investing in community-driven solutions.” Since its inception in 1997, the Foundation has awarded more than $110 million in the greater Greensboro area in grants and contributions.