Susan V. Berresford

Susan V. Berresford served as President of the Ford Foundation from 1996 to 2008.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Berresford served as a Program Officer for the Neighborhood Youth Corps and worked for the Manpower Career Development Agency.  

Ms. Berresford is a board member and prior chair of United States Artists as well as a board member of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The Robina Foundation.  She also serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Trinidad Trust Fund (California) and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Ms. Berresford is a recipient of the 2007 John W. Gardner Leadership Award.

 She currently works at The New York Community Trust, consulting on philanthropy.