Susan Ford Dorsey is President of the Sand Hill Foundation, a family foundation established by the Ford family in 1995. As President, Mrs. Dorsey directs the philanthropic activities of the foundation, including proposal reviews, site visits and program evaluation. The Sand Hill Foundation is dedicated to preserving our natural environment and improving the lives of families in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties. It invests in leaders and organizations that demonstrate clarity of purpose and a deep desire for lasting transformation.
Prior to her founding of the Sand Hill Foundation, Mrs. Dorsey was founder and President of Health Innovations, a health care consulting firm specializing in business development, strategic planning and marketing. In this capacity she worked with such notable clients as University Hospitals of Cleveland, Hospital Corporation of America and Marin General Hospital.
Mrs. Dorsey received her B.A. in Cellular Biology from the University of California, San Diego and her M.P.H. from the University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill, School of Public Health.
Currently, Susan serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations including Palo Alto Medical Foundation where she is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. She is also on the boards of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Menlo School and Common Sense Media.
Mrs. Dorsey is married to Michael Dorsey and has three children — Tommy Ford, Alison Dorsey and Jonny Dorsey.