Susan Kang joined the Kansas Health Foundation in 2023, where she currently serves as senior advisor.
In her role with the organization, Kang is responsible for creating and overseeing an organizational think tank which works to ensure that all of KHF’s day-to-day activities are strategically created and expertly implemented with the goal of realizing the organization’s three-part purpose. Kang’s efforts—and those of the think tank, which is comprised of external experts and analysts—are then packaged together in the form of a yearly annual report which is presented to KHF Board of Directors. She also directs other KHF initiatives, as directed by the President and CEO.
Before joining KHF, Kang was the senior director of development recruitment, as well as the diversity, equity and inclusion lead at the University of Kansas Endowment Association. Prior to that, Kang was the assistant secretary for policy and external affairs at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). She began her career as an attorney, both in private practice and later as the assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Kang was previously a Kansas Health Foundation Fellow, a Kansas Public Health Leadership Fellow and a participant in both Leadership Kansas and Leadership Lawrence.
Rounding out her professional experience, Kang served as the vice chair of the Kansas Leadership Board until 2023 and is currently a member of both the Lawrence Public Library Board and the Douglas County Citizen Review Board.
Kang holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; a law degree from the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Mass., and a certification from the International Coaching Federation as ACC level coach.
Away from work, Kang enjoys listening to audio books and podcasts while trying to stay active by hiking and jogging.
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