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Susan A. Koshy, JD, MPH

Susan A. Koshy, JD, MPH

Susan A. Koshy, JD, MPH – Chief Executive Officer

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440 W. Colfax Street # 1458
Palatine, IL 60067

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Susan Koshy is the Chief Executive Officer of the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS), a non-denominational, multinational service organization dedicated to training African physicians as surgeons in-country to meet the continent’s diverse surgical needs.

Throughout her career, Susan has worked to help people both in the US and around the globe to receive better access to healthcare. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a BSW. She also holds a Master in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a law degree---Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Iowa. In 2014, she also participated in Northwestern University’s Kellogg Executive Scholars Program.

During her career, Susan was instrumental in developing nationwide organizational and legislative programs for both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Dermatology. She has worked at both the state and federal legislative levels to impact legislation and policy as it affects medicine. She also directed two national specialty orthopaedic associations, the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. Over four years, Susan led the restructuring of both organizations, strengthening their internal infrastructure, growing their membership, and increasing the finances of both organizations.

Susan came to PAACS in 2015 as the Executive Director of the organization, and in 2020 was named CEO when PAACS became an independent ministry.

Susan is the proud wife of Dr. Thomas Koshy and mother to Joshua, Daniel, and Grace. She is a devout follower of Jesus Christ.