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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces Dr. Susan M. Pepin as New President and CEO

April 14, 2014

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces Dr. Susan M. Pepin as New President and CEO

Dr. Susan M. PepinPHOENIX, Ariz.—The Board of Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced today that Dr. Susan M. Pepin, nationally recognized medical educator, clinician, and researcher, will become the next president and CEO of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, effective July 28, 2014.

Dr. Pepin currently serves as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Recognized for her work to diversify the student body in the medical school and as a leader in the field of neuro-ophthalmology, she holds a B.A. from Yale University, B.A. and M.A. from University of Oxford, and M.D. from University of California, San Francisco. In June she will receive a Master of Public Health from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. She is a former Rhodes Scholar.

“We believe Dr. Pepin’s lifelong commitment to serve others in fields ranging from healthcare to education to culture makes her the ideal leader for Piper Trust,” said Jim Bruner, chair of the search, on behalf of his fellow Trustees.

”I am truly honored to be a part of Piper Charitable Trust’s work with nonprofit partners to positively impact the health and quality of life in Maricopa County,” said Pepin.

In addition to her extensive contributions in neuro-ophthalmology and her leadership in support of women in medicine, she is actively engaged in community service. She serves on the board of directors of Camerata New England, the board of trustees of the Hitchcock Foundation, and the steering committee of the Upper Valley United Way. She is also regional coordinator of the Association of Rhodes Scholars. Previously she served as a rape crisis counselor and a crisis/suicide intervention counselor.

“Sue Pepin is the ideal leader for a foundation committed to understanding a variety of challenges and opportunities facing our community,” said Judy Jolley Mohraz, retiring president and CEO. “She is compassionate, smart, and a quick study with amazingly broad ranging interests and expertise.”

Dr. Pepin is married to Anthony Dietz, an engineer and entrepreneur, and is the mother of five daughters.

About Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust:
A private independent foundation, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust honors Virginia Galvin Piper’s philanthropic commitment to changing lives and strengthening community in Maricopa County (Arizona). By investing in nonprofits and encouraging strategic planning for the future, Piper Trust strives to make Maricopa County a stronger, more nurturing, and vibrant community. Since it began awarding grants in 2000, Piper Trust has invested more than $321 million in local nonprofits and programs. Piper Trust’s grantmaking areas are healthcare and medical research, children, older adults, arts and culture, education and religious organizations. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @PiperTrust; visit us on Facebook.



Karen Leland, 480-556-7125 / [email protected]
Director, Communications and External Relations
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
1202 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona  85014