Susan Promislo, who joined the Foundation in 2002, oversees strategic communications for RWJF’s Vulnerable Populations Portfolio, which creates new opportunities for better health by investing in health where it starts and grows—in our homes, schools and jobs. Previously, she was senior communications officer for the Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio.
Having formerly supported the Foundation’s communications efforts in the areas of childhood obesity and tobacco use and exposure, Promislo has coordinated many RWJF special programs and projects, including the Broadcast Health Series, Sports Philanthropy Project, TIME/ABC News Summit on Obesity, Nurse-Family Partnership National Forum, and The Shape We’re In newspaper series.
Previously, she was a research associate with the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She also served as a summer associate in the Pew Charitable Trusts’ public policy program and, prior to that, directed communications efforts for the Aspen Institute’s Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program in Washington, D.C.
Promislo received an MA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and a BA from Colgate University.
Born in Connecticut, she now resides in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.